Painting in the Space of Glass

November 5th - November 9th
Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend |

Any mark or image placed on clear glass becomes suspended in space, creating a visual conversation between the front, back and in-between space of the glass. In this course we will use vitreous enamels to invent surfaces and apply images on two and three-dimensional (hand blown or found) glass with an emphasis on expanding dimensional space by layering. Drawing from the traditions of imagery on 2D and 3D glass (historically stained glass and enameled blown glass) we will combine and contrast personal iconography with ideas from contemporary art and culture.

Techniques explored will include traditional and inventive glass painting, approaches to glass design, painting on multiple layers, mixing vitreous enamels, using glass painting brushes to achieve various techniques, photo-resist sandblasting, vinyl stencil cutting, etching cream, drawing with diamond bits, glass cutting, writing with a pen, copper foil construction, soldering, kiln schedules, and ideas about presenting finished works. Through demonstrations, assignment, practice, experimentation, and group discussions we will take advantage of the transparent ‘canvas’. Students will leave with an introduction to techniques, a great glass sample set, and depending on your direction, a completed glass piece.

We will all be learning from each other!

Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend
Intensive | 5 sessions 
November 5 - 9, 6:00 - 10:00pm

This class has access to Student Hours for the semester, dedicated hours open to student use. Glass processes take practice, so utilize this free time in our studios to learn! For details call (718) 625-3685.

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Class Schedule
  • Intensive | 5 Sessions: November 5 — November 9
    Monday, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location
UrbanGlass Studio
647 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Instructor

Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend

Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, a past board member of the Glass Art Society (1982-86) and an Honorary Life Member, served as the first woman president from 1984-86. She was a partner and co-creator of the architectural glass studio, Renaissance Glass, from 1973-1987 in Austin, Texas.

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