Intro to Powder Drawing (November)

November 3rd - November 17th
Suzanne Head |

Drawing with glass powder is unique: a process seemingly caught between a renaissance church window and a Tibetan sand mandala. Powder drawing is a technique all to itself. It allows for incredibly detailed realism, or gestural expression. It fuses into the glass surface beneath, remains stable at high temperatures, and can even be manipulated in the hot shop. Drawing from a background in craft, illustration, and oil painting, Suzanne will demonstrate how to “draw” with glass powders, first in black and white, and then with color. Students have the option to pursue a basic project, such as a set of coasters or a pendant necklace, and will practice the technique on small sheets of clear and white glass. Patience, curiosity, joy and humor are at the root of this course. Students can pursue imagery in any style: from realism to cartoons to abstract mark making. A background in drawing or painting is not necessary; and students have the option to trace and cut stencils to aid with their design. Kiln schedules and firing strategies will also be discussed. Students that have previously taken this course are encouraged to enroll, and will be able to explore more complex techniques along the way.

This class will meet on: Sunday, November 3rd, Sunday, November 10th, Saturday, November 16th, and Sunday, November 17th.

What to Expect: In this workshop, we will create detailed imagery with fused glass. We’ll learn to draw with glass powders and paint with enamels.

Class will begin with demonstrations on how to draw with Bullseye glass powder and paint with glass enamel. Following a short, introductory project, students will have time to work on their own ideas. They’ll be encouraged to bring drawings and photographs to reference for inspiration. Students have the option to draw freehand, or trace a photographic reference.  Read more about how to prepare for class on our Registration Info page. 

Eligibility: No previous experience required. Open to ages 14 and up.

Pick-up: The glass needs to be fused in the kiln and cool down overnight, so the students will have to return to UrbanGlass once notified to pick up their work. 

This is an in-person class taking place on-site at UrbanGlass. Health and safety guidelines will be emailed to you upon registration. 

We recommend registering for classes early to reserve your spot! We base materials, and teacher needs off of student enrollment. Early registration not only guarantees your spot in class, but also helps to ensure the class will run. Classes with low enrollment may be cancelled within two weeks of the start date of class. Contact our Registrar of Education, Ari Eshoo, at if you have questions about the class or would like to arrange a payment plan.

Class Schedule
  • 4 Sessions: November 3 — November 17
    Sunday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Suzanne Head

Suzanne Head received her BFA in drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2016. With a multi-faceted approach to visual story telling, Suzanne has created work in pencil, paint, clay and glass, in addition to pursuing public art as a muralist.

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