Marbles, Pendants and More!


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Thu, Oct 7, 2021 - Nov 18, 2021


3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT


Ralph M.


6 students

Class Experience

Do you love glass marbles and pendants? Wonder how they are made? Now you can learn the fundamentals of glass torch work and make them yourself! Topics include a brief history of beads and glass technology, small sculptural items, safety procedures, tools and techniques.

Materials fee covers all supplies and consumables for this class and is due at the time of registration.

Materials Fee : $30


Experience Level: Beginning to Intermediate

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Reviews for Marbles, Pendants and More!

Brenda H.

Oct 29, 2021


I love working with glass. The teacher is very patient and helpful. He explains everything clearly and the demos are great.


The class could be 3 hours long.

Marbles, Pendants and More!
Location: In-Person | Instructor: Ralph McCaskey

Reviews for Richmond Art Center

4.8 out of 5

Based on 241 provider ratings

Caitlin T.

Nov 24, 2021


It felt like we learned all the steps to make something cool on our own. I'm super excited about it. I was impressed with how much she was able to get in.


I think there was a handout that was sent out through the Sawyer system that I didn't get initially I think because I must have signed up after the message went out. The teacher was able to send it over after the class though.

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Location: Online | Instructor: Julia Beery

Cecilia O.

Nov 21, 2021


I enjoyed meeting in person. The instructor provided basis information about water colors that covered a range of topics. Particularly helpful were the resources provided on-line after each class.


I think the class could have been more creative in terms of what we worked on and a syllabus or an outline of what each class would be about would have been helpful.

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Aria C.

Nov 21, 2021


Julia was clear and patient. She described what she was doing very well. I had done some embroidery decades ago. Her techniques are more creative and practical than what I learned back then.


The movement of the embroidered fabric made me dizzy. But I encourage you to continue offering a course like this online for several reasons. We don't want to be using our cars, we want to connect with other people even if it is just virtually, people doing embroidery tend to do indoor projects so it is a perfect activity for this time of year, and more.

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F C.

Nov 17, 2021


Easy, accessible... inspiring. Gifted and encouraging instructor. Learned a new skill and discovered a great way to pass the time. A+

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Meet your Instructor

Ralph M.

Ralph has been busily melting glass since the dawn of time - no, actually since the time of dawn (which is why he is always yawning.) Don't worry - he'll edit this into something reasonable eventually.

About Richmond Art Center

Richmond Art Center is the largest visual arts center in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, delivering exciting arts experiences to people of all ages who reflect the diverse richness of our community. We do this through onsite Studio classes and Exhibitions, and offsite Art in the Community programs.The Richmond Art Center originated in 1936, when local artist Hazel Salmi, who worked for the WPA, traversed the streets of Richmond with a suitcase packed with art supplies, eager to teach art to anyone interested. Today, everything we do at the Center continues to breathe life into Salmi’s original vision: That within every person lives an artist.

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