If you’re looking for an opportunity to try your hands at making between now and the holidays, you’re in luck. Here are some ongoing and upcoming workshops providing you some hands-on making opportunities. Who knows, you just might end up making the perfect holiday gift.
First City Art Center
1060 N. Guillemard
Introduction to Pottery on the Wheel
3 – 6 p.m., Tuesdays
In this workshop participants receive an introduction to materials, equipment, and throwing techniques. The instructor works individually with each attendee to develop finesse and consistency in throwing on the wheel. $30 includes tools and materials.
Make Your Own Glass Ornament
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays
This class serves as an introduction to the art of glass blowing. Each student will get to pick out glass colors for their design and get to participate in the process of blowing a piece of molten glass into a lovely ornament. $25 includes tools and materials.
Glass Bead Making
6 – 8:30 p.m., Dec. 10 and 12
This two-day workshop is geared toward beginner to intermediate bead makers. In addition to safety information, beginners will learn the basics, while intermediate bead makers will strengthen their basic skills and learn more advanced shaping and decorating techniques-design ideas will be discussed as well. No glass working experience required for beginner course. $95 includes tools and materials.
A Bead and Crystal House
711 W. Garden St.
Although Moon Dance may be no more, the make your own jewelry in a Victorian cottage pastime lives on in downtown Pensacola, thanks to A Bead and Crystal House.
Basic Beading Class
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Nov. 16
$15 plus materials
5 – 7 p.m., Nov. 20
$15 plus materials
Basic Quartz Crystal Wrapping Class
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21
$35 includes Crystal and Wire
Learn how to create a basic wire wrapped crystal for a necklace.