This is a practical, hands-on workshop with daily slide presentations, drawing exercises and specific instruction on the design of painted stained glass. It covers cartooning (making full-size black & white shaded drawings) and making cutlines (the working drawings or patterns). Together with the design, these specify the information needed to fabricate a stained glass window successfully.
Stained glass design will be taught seminar style via Powerpoint presentations. Cartooning and cutlining will be taught via hands-on drawing exercises and individual assignments.
Students will learn how to translate images into stained glass via a process of graphic analysis that includes creating a traceline from a drawing or photo; distinguishing between local color, shadow & texture; and breaking the image into areas of different color/glass.
Successful stained glass is a marriage between art and structure; between colour, line, imagery, and lead. Cartooning is a time for decision-making and practical problem-solving. How do I make/paint/cut this in glass? Where do I put the lead?
A cartoon provides the visual reference for glasspainting. It also provides information needed to create a cutline. An accurate, carefully notated cutline provides the precise information required for glasscutting and assembly of the stained glass panel.
At the end of the workshop each student will have a cartoon and cutline of their design ready to take back to their own workshop or send out to a professional stained glass studio to be fabricated.
Class size is small, tuition individualized. Students may bring their own projects for review/critique and their own drawings or reference material to work from.
Maximum class size is 6. Classes run from 9am-4pm with an hour for lunch. The studio is open extended hours from 8am-8pm for independent study.
Fees include lunches and drawing materials (this workshop does not include cutting, painting or assembly).
All levels may apply, from beginners to professionals.More informationEmail if you're interested