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Enjoy many different programs offered through Elsie Kaye Gift Shop & Artisan Studio (3 Union St. Suite 2 Westborough, MA).

Gemstone Stretch Bracelet Workshop (Adult)- Join us for a morning of creativity, fun and community as you make your own stretch bracelet, perfect for meditation, yoga or everyday wear. In this 90-minute workshop you’ll design your piece using lava stones, glass beads and a variety of gemstones. Additional bracelets can be made for $10 each.  Create a whole stack or make some for friends. (limit 3).

Beadmaking I: Introduction to Glass Beadmaking (Flameworking)-Adult- Want to learn how to make glass beads but don't want to commit to a weekly class or full-day workshop? This 2-hour introductory workshop is for you!  In just a few hours, we'll  cover the basics of glass beadmaking using a gas and oxygen-fueled torch and glass rods.  You'll learn how to use heat, gravity and tools to shape molten glass and create tiny works of art.  No experience is necessary and all materials are included. 

Fix It, Don’t Pitch It – Jewelry Repair Café (Adult)- Have a broken clasp on your favorite necklace?  Want to turn that orphan earring into a pendant?    Bring your broken necklaces or simple unfinished jewelry projects and get support and guidance from an instructor.  We’ll supply the tools and basic supplies (silver or gold-plated jump rings, clasps, gemstones and other small beads, etc.) as well as assistance and encouragement. While we can provide basic assistance, if you require help on a more complicated repair or design, contact us to setup a private lesson. 

After-School Art: Flameworking/Glass Beadmaking- Is your teen looking for something different to do after school these days?  How about learning to melt glass with a torch?!   In this 4-week workshop we'll cover the basics of glass beadmaking using a gas and oxygen-fueled torch and glass rods.
Students will learn how to use heat, gravity and tools to shape molten glass and create tiny works of art.  Each student will make between 6-8 beads each week. At the end of the session, they will have the opportunity to make several finished pieces (necklace, bracelet, keychain, suncatcher) with the beads they've created. No experience is necessary and all materials are included.  Open to students ages 12 and older. Parents are required to complete a flameworking waiver before their child can attend.

After-School Art: Intermediate Flameworking/Glass Beads for Teens- You've got the basics down, now let's play!   Students will build on the skills they learned in our beginner flameworking classes.   They will take their glass beadmaking skills to the next level, with techniques such as advanced encasing, complex and twisted stringer work, as well as detailed stringer control for intricate dot work, masking and layering. Students will learn to incorporate raw metals and silver glass chards to add depth and dimension to their beads.  They will be encouraged to bring their own ideas for self-directed projects and to test their advancing skills. Please note, this is an intermediate class, for students who are comfortable and competent on the torch. For students who have never taken a glass beadmaking class (or who prefer a refresher) we offer a beginner workshop. Parents are required to sign a flameworking waiver before students can participate.  Open to students ages 13 and older who have taken previous flame working workshops.

JEWELRY, METALS AND MORE!  - (Ages 8 and up)- Sign your child up for our week-long journey into art and we promise you won’t hear “I’m bored” even once!  There will be a new project each day- from jewelry, metal-stamped backpack charms, collages, photo frames and suncatchers to mobiles, mosaic lanterns, resin trinket holders more!  A nut-free snack and drink will be provided each day. 

FLAMEWORKING/GLASS BEADMAKING – April Vacation  (Teen-Ages 12 and up)- Is your child looking for something unique and different to do this summer? How about sending them to the “hottest” camp around? During this exciting hands-on camp, students will learn the fundamentals of flameworking, or glass beadmaking, using a gas and oxygen-fueled torch and glass rods.  The kids will make a dozen or more glass beads each day.  On the last day, they’ll learn how to turn their beads into finished jewelry and will leave with several pendants, bracelets, keychains and more.  Students who have attended our glass camps before will have an opportunity to advance their skills through new techniques and supplies. A nut-free snack and drink will be provided.
     
Summer Session I - 6/25-6/28
     Summer Session II - 7/9-7/12 
     Summer Session III - 7/16-7/19
     Summer Session IV  -7/30-8/2
     Summer Session V – 8/6-8/9



















Summer Camp Programs
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Flameworking/ Glass Beadmaking- Teen Summer Camp (Session 4) 
12y and up N/A TuWThF  07/30/2024 - 08/02/2024
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Elsie Kay Glassworks
$450.00 Res, $450.00 Non-Res
 
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Jewlery, Metals and More- Kids Summer Camp (Session 4) 
8y and up N/A TuWThF  07/30/2024 - 08/02/2024
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Elsie Kay Glassworks
$450.00 Res, $450.00 Non-Res
 
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Flameworking/ Glass Beadmaking- Teen Summer Camp (Session 5) 
12y and up N/A TuWThF  08/06/2024 - 08/09/2024
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Elsie Kay Glassworks
$450.00 Res, $450.00 Non-Res
 
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Jewlery, Metals and More- Kids Summer Camp (Session 5) 
8y and up N/A TuWThF  08/06/2024 - 08/09/2024
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Elsie Kay Glassworks
$450.00 Res, $450.00 Non-Res

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