PlayWeeks and Goodbye Parties 2018

  • Week One: February 13–17, Mon-Sat, (arrive 12, depart 18)
  • Week Two: February 20–24, Mon-Sat, (arrive 19, depart 25) 
  • or stay over for both weeks and in between and leave Sunday,
    (arrive 12 –depart 25). Additional days may be available.

Last year we had two wonderful PlayWeeks and will do so this year but with a bittersweet finality. 

PlayWeeks will be similar to our regular BeadCamps but at less than half the price because they include lodging, breakfasts, a "Meet and Greet Dinner" and Goodbye Party, free local transportation and use of the studio! We can do this because we won't have instructors. But we will have each other! 

It's a "sharefest" where a small group of artsy folks  (glass, metal, precious metal clay, or whatever) can work in their preferred media and have like minded people with whom to share ideas and techniques. Sort of like "Open Torch" but including other appropriate media that people want to share. AND a vacation on the "Cultural Coast" of SW Florida! Nokomis, Florida is on the Gulf of Mexico, a few miles south of Sarasota. Friends and family welcome too. There's other stuff they can do if they aren't interested in using the studio!

Yippee, fertile ground for creative exploration and an escape from cold weather if you live in colder climes!

Nokomis and Venice Beaches are only 5 minutes away!

Lodging and Lounging

The Package:

1. Free local transportation:

Free transportation to and from the studio morning and evening at designated times. Free transportation to and from group meal destinations as needed. Occasional trips to beach or elsewhere to be determined by the group. If you want more freedom it's very affordable to rent a car. We also have several complimentary bicycles available. 

2. Six nights lodging with a full breakfast:

Six nights lodging and a “Meet and Greet Dinner” on each Monday arrival day and a full breakfast daily. Our overnight accommodations include the use of a full kitchen and lounging areas. (There are four restaurants within one block of the studio for lunch or dinner, one is organic and one is waterfront).   

3. An assigned work station and tools:

An assigned work station with torch and tools for each person at the BeadCamp studio is provided. A good assortment of glass is available for sale or you may bring your own. Also included is the use of a full range of tools and equipment for working with glass, metal and precious metal clay. 

Cost per week: 
Price $650 per person for double occupancy room, $950 for single occupancy, including studio and tools, lodging, full breakfast daily, local transportation, 
​"Meet and Greet" dinner on Monday and a Goodbye party on Saturday!

Cost for both weeks: 
Price $1200 per person for double occupancy room, and $1800 for single occupancy room, including studio and tools, lodging, full breakfast daily, local transportation, "Meet and Greet" dinner on Monday and a Goodbye party on Saturday! Wow, a Florida vacation at high season for that price!​

Note: Space is very limited so let us know ASAP if you want a spot!

The Studio

Beadcamp Instruction In Lampwork Glass and Metalworking

PlayWeek Goodbye

Nokomis Beach

February 13–17 and 20–24, 2018

Restaurants Next Door to the Studio:

Nokomos Sunset Hut
​(on the water and across the street)


Café Evergreen (Organic Restaurant)

Attractions Nearby: 

Below are just a few of the many things to do nearby! These are the “artsy” things. There are many other opportunities such as golf, fishing, antiquing, shopping, eating and much, much more! This is the "Cultural Coast" of Florida. 

Things to do near the studio.

The Venice Theater 

​Historic Spanish Point 

Visit Sarasota County:(a good overview)

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 

Ringling Museum (30-40 minutes) 

Chihuly Collection at the Morean Arts Center (45-60 minutes in Saint Petersburg ) 

The Dali Museum (45-60 minutes in Saint Petersburg ) 

We are anxiously awaiting your visit to PlayWeek at BeadCamp!

Captain Eddie's Seafood Restaurant and Pub