Classes


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Please call the store to check availability and to sign up for the class you would like to take.  734.544.0904



Why Take A Class?
Learning on Your Own Verses Taking a Class – we understand that many people are “self-taught” beaders. If you are happy learning on your own, we applaud you! Often, people just do not want to pay for lessons (they would rather spend their money on beads and other materials,) but here are some things you might want to consider:
  1. It's just plain fun to get out of the house, meet like-minded people, and learn something new!
  2. Instructors are “experts” in the techniques they are teaching, and can provide tips and suggestions that may not be printed in your pattern.
  3. During class, instructors provide immediate support, thus saving you the time of finding another source for answers – such as an on-line source, or taking a trip to the library or bookstore.
  4. The instructor will advise you on how much of each material you will need, saving you money in the end. For example, self-taught learners often cut wire too short, and then have to scrap the whole length because there was not enough.
  5. Most likely, instructors have already made all the mistakes during their learning process, and can guide you through the rough spots.
  6. At Stony Creek Bead, we provide classroom use of the tools needed for the project you are learning, so you do not have to invest in tools you may never use again.

Class Sign-Up Attendance Policies
The following policies are in place to insure an enjoyable learning environment for students and to express respect for the teacher and your fellow students.
  • Do Not Wear Perfume (or strongly perfumed lotions, etc.) the day of class. Several of the teachers and students have allergies, asthma, or sensitivities to perfume. Please be considerate in this matter.
  • Prices listed are for the teacher fee only. Materials are extra. A tool kit (containing pliers, cutters, scissors, etc.) is available for your use during class. Exception: Beading needles for thread-work classes.
  • Payment in full is required at the time you sign up for a class. We accept phone registrations with a credit card.
  • You must pre-register so we may prepare properly.
  • We reserve the right to cancel any class where the minimum number of students is not met.
  • For private lessons, we reserve the right to enroll other students for the same lesson at the same time.
  • No refund will be given if you cancel less than 48 hours prior to class.
  • Only the students signed up for class may attend. Family or friends cannot “hang out” in the classroom.
  • Students must be at least 13 years old.
  • Please arrive 15-20 minutes before class starts. Due to time limitations, teachers will not be able to repeat instructions if you are late.
  • Cell phones and pagers must be set to “courtesy mode.” Please step outside the classroom to answer the call or have the conversation. No exceptions.
  • If you normally wear glasses to read, bead, or do other crafts please bring your glasses to class.