Glass Painting and Decorating

Glass painting and decorating is much simpler then stained glass yet creates an equally beautiful piece of artwork.  The painting technique can look similar to traditional stained glass although  colours are generally brighter and more versatile. Glass painting and decorating can be as challenging or as simple as you like; kiln fired or not. No great painting or drawing skills are required – a little practice and patience is all you need.


COURSES CANCELLED FOR REMAINDER OF 2020 DUE TO COVID-19
Following analysis of the risks involved in teaching courses that are very hands-on, tutors made the decision to cancel courses for the rest of this year. It is difficult to practice hand hygiene when handling glass and tools and the workroom space inhibits safe physical distancing. The COVID situation will be monitored and reviewed in January 2021.
Expressions of interest are being taken and you will be contacted when dates are scheduled.

WORKSHOPS

Mudding and Floral Initials – Using Mud and Enamels

Tutor: Deb Gallon

Learn basics of Mudding and using Unique Glass Colour enamels in glass projects. Time for practice and then complete your project to draw flowers and leaves (pattern provided), apply MUD and fill with enamel colour. We discuss adding bling and other uses beyond glass including decorations, cards, photo frames and more. Discuss where to find additional resources and examples.

Prerequisite: No glass cutting or painting skills required.

Numbers: Minimum 5; Maximum 8

Dates: Sundays 9:00am to 1:00pm (4 hours)

Cost:  $150.00 includes all materials, kiln use and detailed instructions.

Butterfly Fusion – Using Mud and Enamels

Tutor: Deb Gallon

Extend your glass options using Unique Glass Colour products, MUD and enamels, to trace and draw patterns and images. Learn to prepare coloured enamels, apply and discuss firing schedules. Make a beautiful butterfly on a paint poured background to take home after kiln firing.

Numbers: Minimum 5; Maximum 8 

Prerequisite:  No glass cutting or painting skills required. While not necessary, completion of Mudding and Floral Initials – Using Mud and Enamels will make workshop easier.

Dates: Sundays 9:00am to 1:00pm (4 hours)

Cost:  $172.00 includes all materials, kiln use and detailed instructions.

Create your own Glass with Enamels 

Tutor: Deb Gallon

Learn how to do a paint pour to create your own glass for projects. Be prepared to get a bit messy as you mix, pour, tilt, swirl and manoeuvre enamels across the glass. Learn about the various Unique Glass Colours enamels, their uses, when to use medium and layering mix, details, accents and firing schedules. After firing, students will take home a beautiful customised glass.

Prerequisite:  No glass cutting or painting skills required.  

Numbers: Minimum 5; Maximum 10

Dates: Sundays  9:30am to 12:30pm (3 hours)

Cost:  $140.00 includes fusible glass, kiln use and detailed instructions.