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REVERSE GLASS PAINTING WITH ENAMELS - WITH CHERYL CHAPMAN

  • $ 49500


Instructor: Cheryl Chapman
Take your glass art in a new and exciting direction.  Enamel painting on glass is a fun way to use clear glass to create unique, stunning and surprisingly detailed images.  Opaque glass enamels have a bright luminosity and reflective quality all their own.  Unlock the secrets to mixing Fusemaster high fire opaque enamels with both oil and water mediums, working in reverse, the texturing style of grisaille and the stages of applying colored enamels, layering glass and firing to a finished piece.  We will begin with your drawing, sketch or reference photo and over three and a half days use Cheryl’s multi-stage techniques to create your piece of art.  The focus of this class is on the technical skills so you will be able to take your knowledge home to develop your glass painting style.  Each student will complete a bowl as well as multiple practice pieces.

ALL LEVELS! (Don't worry if you're not a professional at the painting part, we've got you covered!)

WORKSHOP - 3.5 Days - THU-FRI-SAT: 9:30am - 5:00pm, - SUN 9:30am -12:30pm

CLASS FEES - $495 Due at Registration (non-taxable)

MATERIALS FEES - $125 Due 30 days prior to the class (taxable)

(PROMO CODES DO NOT APPLY TO NATIONAL INSTRUCTOR WORKSHOPS.)

Cheryl Chapman - Technical Blah, Blah and Personal Bio:

About Cheryl:

I am a glass enamel artist.  I use finely powdered glass enamels mixed with water based or oil based mediums to paint onto glass.  The majority of my paintings are done in a reverse process onto the back of clear glass.  Each piece is fired multiple times in the kiln to cure the enamels as well as to change the glass, rounding it and forming it to the final product.  I feel that the clear glass is simply a unique substructure for my artwork and allows my paintings to become more than just drawings – they become unique and one of a kind tiles, bowls and plates - functional art in most cases.  My art imagery is influenced by nature and whimsy.  I constantly feel the need to express the fun and beauty I see around me.  I love to include all sorts of animals in my work, mostly focusing on birds, dogs and cats.  Owls are a particular draw for me as well as other backyard birds.  Feathers, trees and flowers are also prominent in my drawings. I draw my ideas in a way that is unique to the final outcome of my glass paintings.  The techniques that I employ for my enamel painting on glass are unique to this medium and so my drawings are more than just sketches – they are specific and detailed renderings of what I will trace onto the glass.  My work does not hold some other-worldly meaning to me.  It is simply a way to express my love of nature, fun and animals and I hope it puts a smile on your face.

Lunch: Bring your own or grab a bite next door at Hatch 5 Market!

Visit Cheryl's Website: http://sillydogartglass.typepad.com/silly-dog-art-glass/


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