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Nicole Lahy


Nicole Lahy is a contemporary artist and designer living in Madison, Wisconsin. After earning a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2005 in Communication Design and Printmaking, Nicole worked as a graphic designer for ten years illustrating and designing logos, identity systems, posters, apps, and websites. An undying desire to work with her hands pulled her away from the computer (for the most part at least, since this is where most of her work still begins) and into stained glass where she experiments with bright colors, perspective, and light.

Events with Nicole Lahy


Learn how to use the copper foil stained glass method to create contemporary and illusionistic imagery. Class will begin with a discussion on embracing the parameters of the medium, followed by a design process that focuses on utilizing the color, texture, and opacity levels of glass. Students may draw out their glass pattern on paper or design it in Adobe Illustrator with basic instruction. A design critique and problem solving session will follow before students are guided through the rest of the process, including cutting glass, grinding, copper foiling, soldering, and applying patina. 

Students will not be provided laptops. Open to all experience levels.

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