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GLASS IS YOUR CANVAS - 7 IMAGE TECHNIQUES FOR PRINTING ON GLASS - FULL! CALL TO JOIN WAITING LIST

  • $ 44500


Instructor: Gail Stouffer

Layering imagery allows us to create visual richness and depth. Each layer applied can create a fabric-like background that allows additional focal images to float in the foreground. There are a number of different techniques and products that can be utilized to create these layers, each one delivers a unique quality that can enhance or detract from the artist’s vision for the work. In this workshop, we’ll concentrate on the 7 most important image-making techniques to utilize on the glass canvas.

Students will work with glass enamels, glass paints, glass powders, micas, stencil cutters and frisket, and specialty films. We’ll use photo manipulation software (Photoshop of Photoshop Elements), and more. We’ll thoroughly cover and utilize the following print making techniques; 1) SCREEN PRINTING; making your own screens 2) AIRBRUSHING; different tools and which work for each application 3) PHOTO RESIST; different films and why each works 4) POWDER PRINTING; easy short cuts to great images 5) CUSTOM DECALS; color decals, tints, and sources 6) DIRECT PAINTING; how, why, and when to do it 7) MASKING AND STENCILING; making your own custom stencils. Students will create 6 sample tiles as well as 2 complete works highlighting their own personal history, focusing on childhood and love. Each piece will consist of patterns, colors, and textures, overlaid with images of persons, places, and things. After some experimentation, we will use all of these techniques, to apply imagery on (2) 8”x 8” panels, which we will then mount for hanging.

Students will need to bring pictures of their life experiences including their exteriors of their home, report cards, copies of birth certificates, photos of themselves, family member photo’s, etc. and any ephemera that will help them tell their story.

LEVEL - NEXT STEP - Some glass fusing experience is necessary.

WORKSHOP - 4 Days - 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

CLASS FEES - $445 Due at Registration (non-taxable)

MATERIALS FEE - $200 Due on the Day of Class (taxable)

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