Ongoing Classes

Here at Aberdeen Bead Company we strive to offer a variety of options for classes.  We have sessions that focus on everything from basic jewelry making techniques to more intensive sessions to boost your beading creativity, kid’s art & beading classes, as well as painting & mixed media classes.  Each month we develop a class calendar that will help you stay “on-trend” with your jewelry wardrobe & offer fun activities for all ages.   Call ahead to let us know you plan on coming, since schedule changes sometimes occur & we want to offer the best opportunities to you, our customer. These are some ongoing classes held at the shop:

Here is our FALL SCHEDULE 2015:

(Class Descriptions & Pricing Below)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10am-11amToddler Tuesdays

Ages 3-5

9am-12pmHome School Class: Handbuilding 101

Grades 3rd thru 8th

1-4pmHome School Class: Handbuilding 101

Grades 9&Up



6-8pmMasterpiece Monday

Paint Classes

11-12pm:OPEN STUDIO 6-9pm:Wednesday Clay Class


Handbuilding 101

1-4pmHome School Class: Metalsmithing 101

Middle & High School Grades

1-3pmHome School Class:

Studio Art

Grades K thru 5th

4-5:30pmArt Club for Grades 6th thru 8th 1-4pm:Home School Class:

Studio Art Grades 6th thru 12th

7-9pm:Friday Paint Party
4-5:30Art Club for kids Grades K thru 5th 4-5:30pmArt Club for kids Grades 9th thru 12
6-8pmBasic Jewelry Making Classes


6-8pmMetalsmithing Classes


Class Descriptions:

Homeschool Class: Water Based Media 

This is an introductory class for all water based media including watercolors, acrylics, & guoache.  We will be learning different techniques to be used with these water based mediums – dry brush, wet on wet, wash & glazing, color mixing and more.

This is a semester-long class.  $250 – All Supplies & Instructor Fees Included

Classes begin Monday, September 21st

Art Club

Join our After-School Art Club.  The pace is relaxed and our studio is perfect for getting messy!
We will use artist quality materials and cover several areas of art in 10 sessions,
including artist studies and a variety of techniques.
Art Club kids will experience new things as well as take their talents & skills to the next level.
Aberdeen Bead Co Art Club is an excellent value–sign up today!  $165 or $20/class
Grades K-5th
Tuesdays, Sept 22 thru Nov 24, 4-5:30pm

Grades 6th-8th
Wednesday, Sept 23 thru Dec 2 (No Class Nov 25th), 4-5:30pm

Grades 9th-12th
Thursday, Sept 24 thru Dec 3 (No Class Nov 26th), 4-5:30pm

*Min 6, max 20.  Pre-registration required. Take-home kits provided for missed days.  Please no pre-K.  All sales final.

Masterpiece Mondays 

These are Step-by-step paint classes.  Follow along with one of our instructors to create a painting on canvas.  Feel free to bring refreshments and snacks. No painting experience needed.

Reservations required – $30/person – All Supplies Included. These are ongoing weekly every month and our painting schedule can be found on our Facebook page & our google calendar link.

Toddler Tuesdays

Introduce your little one to the fun and creative world of art!  Age appropriate projects for children 3 to 5 years old.  We play with paint, clay, noodles, shaving cream, crayons, and more.

$8/child – Reservations required.  Limited space – Classes start Tuesday, Sept 22nd

Homeschool Class: Studio Art 

We will be offering weekly projects that allow children to express their artistic creativity through a multitude of mediums including paint, printmaking, clay, charcoal, metal, beads, & more!  This is a class where children will be learning Art History, Art Techniques & Mediums, while creating unique pieces of art.  Children will create a portfolio and at the end of each session we will have an Art Exhibition for friends & family.  There will be assignments given outside of class to be due the following session.  This session is going to be an intense creative exploration of art mediums, styles, and techniques.

Registration Required  $300/ per child – All Supplies & Instructor fees are included

Grades K thru 5th – Tuesdays 1-4pm

Grades 6th thru 12th – Thursdays 1-4pm

Art Show Dec 3rd: 6-8pm

15% Discount for Siblings

***This is not a “Follow the Leader” Paint Class***

Basic Jewelry-Making Class

Learn the basics of jewelry making in this weekly class. Different projects will be offered each week.  Prices will vary based on project and supplies needed.  Reservations required.  Minimum of 6 people for a class.

Metalsmithing Thursdays

Each Thursday we offer a metalsmithing project.  Come create something unique out of metal.  Classes include: cold connections, riveting, stone setting, soldering, and more.  The full schedule can be found on Facebook events page or our Google calendar link.  Prices vary based on supplies needed.

Wednesday Clay Class

This is a 10 week introductory handbuilding class for adults.  We will explore different handbuilding techniques including coiling, pinching, and making slabs.  Students will create a body of work using these techniques; as well as understanding what glazes, washes, and resists can do to create unique pieces of pottery.

Starting Sept 23rd – $300/person – All Supplies Included

Homeschool Class: Handbuilding 101 

Learn the basics of handbuilding with clay.  We will be learning to coil, pinch, and create slabs with clay to create unique one-of-a-kind ceramic forms – functional & sculptural. Students will be required to do some outside reading & research for this class.  we will learn about firing temperatures, glazing materials, and more.

Grades 3rd thru 8th: Starting Wednesday, Sept 23rd: 9am-12pm

Grades 9th thru 12th: Starting Wednesday, Sept 23rd: 1-4pm

Registration Required: $350/child – All Supplies Included


Homeschool Class: Metalsmithing 101

Learn the basics of Metalsmithing.  This class is for beginners; however, we will be working with chemicals, metals, tools, and torches.  Please take this into consideration when registering for this class.  We will be learning techniques including wire wrapping, soldering, cold connecting, annealing, and more.

Registration Required: $300/child – Grade Middle & High School Only

Friday Night Paint Party

BYOB Step-by-Step Painting Classes. Each session has a specific painting that the instructor will lead you step-by-step so that you start with a blank canvas & leave with a finished acrylic painting! BYOB welcomed.  Our full painting schedule is available on our Facebook events page and our Google calendar link.

Registration required: $30/person

Check out our calendar for more classes,

special events & fun activities we have going on at

Aberdeen Bead Company

* Please Call 910.944.1212 To Book Your Spot as space is limited. Payment required to reserve a seat for all classes. 48 hour notice for cancellation refund.  Prices include supplies.  We offer a 10% discount on additional materials purchased at time of class.  Our project based class sessions include materials and instruction for a specific project. If you have a special request for a project not on our schedule, please contact us and we can arrange for a private session.  Private session fees vary and are based on project supplies and complexity.