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Beading Basics: Introduction to Beading

at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan - Upper West Side

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Upper West Side, Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave
At W 76th St
New York, New York 10023
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Melissa Terman

What you'll learn in this bead class:

If you love jewelry and have always wanted to give it a try, then this workshop is for you. Discover your creative side in this easy to follow class filled with live demonstrations, hands-on training and individual guidance to create your own designs. 

Together, we'll string colorful beads into necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and lariats using the crimping technique. Then we'll add some bonus wire-wrapping techniques and incorporate the use of chain to further advance your skills. 

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  • No jewelry-making experience required.
  • $50 tool kit available for purchase.
School Notes:
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, while we are a Jewish community center, nothing about our art classes are religious and all are welcome in our building at all times.

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The school operates on a credit only policy and does not issue any refunds unless otherwise advised and approved by a program director, or only in the event that the school must cancel the program. The credit can be redeemed for any program (and most services) at the school, can be used by any family member on your account, and carries no expiration date. 

For a cooking class, a student needs to cancel 72 hrs before the class starts in order to receive a full credit.

For Studio Arts Classes, a student needs to cancel 48 hrs before the class starts in order to receive a full credit.

For programs that meet fewer than 3 times: during the costs and booking commitments associated with one or two-shoot programs, the school regrets that they cannot offer any school's credit for programs, classes, or events that meet fewer than three times per programming season. Additionally, the school cannot be responsible for providing make-ups or issuing any credit for programs missed as a result of personal scheduling conflicts, illness, emergencies, or other circumstances beyond their control.

For programs that meet 3+ times: students may receive school's credit for withdrawal from a program when their cancellation request conforms to the timetable outlined below. There is a $15 processing fee for all transfers and cancellations. 50% school credit will be granted for withdrawal from a school program when a written request is received before the second class. After the second class, JCC credit cannot be granted. (however, students may transfer from one class to another of equal or lesser value if there is space availability and with the program director's approval.) All cancellation request must be submitted to CourseHorse at [email protected] Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your cancellation request and be mindful of the timetable described above.

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If there are other sections to make up classes in, it should be okay, as long as it's not the first class.

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Question from Anonymous
Hello, I’m going to be out of town on the 12th. Is it possible to make up that class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! If there are other sections to make up classes in, it should be okay, as long as it's not the first class. You can wait for the next start date. You can save the class to your wishlist so you're automatically notified via e-mail the next time we add dates. Thanks!
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What if I am going to miss a class? I could not attend the last class. Are there any makeups course
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! If there are other sections to make up classes in, it should be okay, as long as it's not the first class. You can coordinate with the instructor once you book and attend the first class. Hope this helps!
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Hi There, My name is Lus, I’m interested in the classes. Do you have classes another day besides Wednesday? Please let me know. Thank you!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Lus! As of this time, the only class being offered is every Wednesday. Save the class to your wish list so you'll get an email notifying you if new dates are added here and it might be offered at a different day. Thanks!
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Question from Anonymous
If I want to buy materials ahead of time, which vendors would you recommend I get beads and wires and tools from?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The school strongly advise against students purchasing materials before the first class because the supplies they will need depends on the type of project the student wants to work on and also is easy to buy the wrong materials without the correct information. For beginner students, the school offers a beading toolkit for $50. This includes all of the tools they will need for the class.
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Question from Laura R.
Do you only use wire or threads and French wire too? Elastic?
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Laura, The instructor can touch on how to use stretchy cord and have a brief discussion, but it is not one of the projects. He/she can guide the student on how to work on their own for that kind of beading. French wire is sometimes used and if students want to learn that, he/she will incorporate its use in class. A type of wire is used and the generic term is tiger tail. The brand is Beadalon. The finishing technique is crimping using crimp tubes or beads and a crimping tool.
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Question from Laura R.
Do you learn how to string pearls or learn to knot between pearls or beads?
Answer from Vanessa C. Verified Student
I took this class a while ago, but no, that was not something we learned. The curriculum could have changed though.
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
No, pearl knotting is not taught in the class. But you can string pearls in this class according to the instructor.
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Question from Nakia T.
Is there like a certificate for something that you obtain at the end of the course?
Answer from HELENE B. Verified Student
I am pretty sure there isn't.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Nakia! No certificate is given for this class.
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Question from Priya R.
Can you work on your own projects or are does the instructor have pre-set ones? Is the class focused on learning skills or skill-learning via projects?
Answer from Chermalyn P. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, Priya! This is a lively hands-on workshop. They will give you easy to follow instructions, live demonstrations, hands-on training and individual guidance to create your own designs. Based on the class description, the class is geared towards skill-learning via creating your own projects.
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Question from Priya R.
What's covered in the four sessions?
Answer from Rita T. Verified Student
Hi, you learn stringing necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Also crimping which is important.
Answer from Priya R.
Thank you! Super helpful! Can you work on your own projects or are does the instructor have pre-set ones? Is the class focused on learning skills or skill-learning via projects?
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Priya! We will upload a copy of the course syllabus on this page shortly. It has details on what will be taken up during each of the four sessions. Hope you'll find it helpful!
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Reviews of Classes at Art Studios @ JCC Manhattan (409)

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Beading Basics: Introduction to Beading
Reviewed by sherry ann k. on 6/28/2018
Instructor was very knowledgeable, patient and talented. She demonstrated her art and love for her craft beautifully and really cared about our progression in the field. She helped us out of class on her on time by responding to our emails etc.
Beading Basics: Introduction to Beading
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/22/2018
The class was wonderful. Very informative and supportive. And the teacher was great!
Beading Basics: Introduction to Beading
Reviewed by Sonali J. on 3/15/2018
The class is fantastic because the teacher is wonderful. I highly recommend and enjoyed it so much Ive signed up for the advanced course.
Beading Basics: Introduction to Beading
Reviewed by Allison L. on 11/10/2017
The class was fun and taught very well. Teacher is great!
Beading Basics: Introduction to Beading
Reviewed by Minerva K. on 3/1/2017
Amazing instructor! Very informative and knowledgeable.
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