Create Beautiful Glass Beads at Minnetrista During Upcoming Glass Workshops

Glass Bead Workshops. Photo provided.Glass Bead Workshops. Photo provided.

By: Sam Condon—

Muncie, IN—Calling all glass artists! If you have ever wanted to create beautiful glass beads, now is your chance. On Thursday, May 18 and Saturday, May 20, Minnetrista invites you to join our two open flame, glass bead making workshops.

“Come join the fun of creating torchwork glass beads,” said Educator Karen Nickel. “You will have a variety of glass colors and techniques to choose from. No experience necessary, all supplies provided.”

At Minnetrista, you can discover the joy behind creating unique glass beads along with your family and friends in an open flame class. Together, you’ll be guided step-by-step, and have access to a wide variety of glass colors and textures, tools, kilns, torches, and safety gear.

The first bead making workshop of 2017 will take place on Thursday, May 18 from 6–9 p.m. and has a registration deadline of May 15. The second will take place on Saturday, May 20 from 1–4 p.m. with a registration deadline of May 17.

Each workshop cost $55 and member discounts apply. All artwork made will be available for pick up the following week in The Orchard Shop. 

For more information, visit or call 765.282.4848. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information on our exhibits and events.


Located along historic White River, Minnetrista includes 40 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, a modern museum facility, a historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway. Minnetrista serves East Central Indiana with dynamic community activities and exhibits that honor and reflect its natural and cultural heritage. For more information about Minnetrista, visit