A weekly roundup of home and garden classes, tours and more.
Beginning Glass Bead Making
This workshop will introduce you to the exciting world of lampworking. Students will use effetre (soft glass) rods and learn how to make basic beads and designs. Learn about safety, melting glass, using different tools to shape your beads and simple techniques to decorate them. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jan. 9. $65; $20 supply fee. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham. 919-560-2787, durhamarts.org.
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Chainmaille Jewelry Workshop
Use a pair of pliers in each hand to open and close split tings, creating intricate patterns. It’s a simple, addictive process using anodized aluminum jump rings, a lightweight and durable material that comes in 25 colors. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 9. $18 plus materials fee. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham. 919-560-2787, durhamarts.org.
Encaustic Painting and Collage Workshop
Hot encaustic is an intoxicating medium that smells like honey and falls somewhere between painting and sculpture. This affordable workshop includes 2 ready-to-hang canvases and unlimited encaustic medium. Through guided demonstrations, you’ll explore layer building techniques using different fusing tools to create unique surfaces. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 16-17. $75 per day plus $40 materials. Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham. 919-560-2787, durhamarts.org.
School’s Out Terrific Terrariums
Stay warm by exploring how plants stayed warm on those treacherous ocean voyages during Colonial days. Students will also get to explore the water cycle as they build their own terrarium to take home and enjoy until spring arrives. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 19. $70; $55 members. JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Rd., Raleigh. 919-515-3132, jcra.ncsu.edu/.
Orchid Open House
Shop the Garden’s biggest selection of orchids of the year with thousands to choose from. Graham Wood, who is traveling all the way from Hawaii, will give a talk about lady slippers. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 30. Free. Atlantic Avenue Orchid & Garden, 5217 Atlantic Ave., Raleigh. 919-878-8877, atlanticavenuegarden.com/.
NC State Fairground Flea Market
Each weekend, the Commercial and Education buildings, the Shoppes at Dorton, and the outside grounds are host to hundreds of dealers, craftsmen, and booths. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays. Free. N.C. State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-733-2626, ncstatefair.org.