Newbie Night is for members and non-members who want to work in a fun, supervised environment in the hot shop or at the flameworking table. (“Supervised” means we keep you and others near you safe; there’s no teaching.) Also, it’s not just for newbies! Experienced members who want to work in a supportive group environment are welcome.

Flameworking & Beadmaking / Monday & Tuesday / 6:00-9:00 pm

You must have some flameworking or beadmaking experience. A minimum of 6 hours of TCGC classes and/or private lessons, or equivalent experience elsewhere, is required. Be prepared to explain or demonstrate your experience to the Newbie Night supervisor.

You can arrive anytime. You must be cleaned up and (if you are a non-member) ready to pay for your time by 8:55 pm.

Newbie Night is drop-in only; no reservations. Seven workstations are available each night.

Do not work under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you appear intoxicated the Newbie Night supervisor will ask you to stop working.

No pipe- or paraphernalia-making.

TCGC provides mandrels, bead release, tools and safety glasses. You can either use your own glass or use ours. Here is a list of glass suppliers.

Payment for Newbie Night

TCGC members: log your time online; you will be invoiced monthly as usual.  

Non-members: your hourly price depends on the torch you use and whether you use TCGC glass or your own. Payment is cash only, and must be paid in full at the end of your session.

If you choose the "TCGC glass" option, you can use any clear or colour soft (beadmaking) glass or any clear borosilicate (flameworking) glass.

Price per hour INCLUDING GST
Torch Your glass TCGC glass
Minor $17.00 $21.00
MidRange $19.00 $23.00
Red Max $21.00 $25.00