Thursday, April 23 - Monday, April 27, 2020
10am - 4:30pm each day
Brazee is thrilled to welcome Visiting Artist and Instructor, Kari Minnick! Kari is an expert in kilnformed glass, bringing a wealth of artistic and teaching experience to our students. Take your work to the next level in this unique 5-day comprehensive workshop.
What is painterly glass? A two dimensional glass composition or panel using glass materials to achieve a painterly or painting-like quality. But…WE WILL NOT USE PAINT. We will use Bullseye glass, powder, frit and stringer to simulate paint and highlight the unique qualities that working with glass brings to the process. Gritty, slick, or robust relief, kilnforming materials and processes give us a vast range of painterly styles from creamy impasto to ephemeral watercolor washes. Students will learn painterly effects by
utilizing unusual wet and dry powder processes, multiple firings and careful temperature control.
Painterly glass is more than the techniques used to achieve it. It is a mindset; aconsideration of “the big picture“; layer by glass layer. Students will explore technique that supports strong composition, rich surfaces, and depth. Color, composition, and the effective use of opacity and transparency will be considered. Students will develop ideas through preliminary sketches, paper cut outs and/or test pieces leading to the completion of two larger glass projects.
Topics to be covered may include:
Considering both sides of the glass
Transmission of light
2D to 3D by slumping, draping or function.
Prior glass experience is beneficial but not required. This highly creative
and hands-on course is of interest to kiln glass workers as well as artists of other media. Students must wear closed-toed shoes in the studio.Cancellation Policy: Please be sure you can attend class at time of registration. 24 hour notice required to keep payment as CREDIT to be used towards another class. All sales final, no refunds.
Kari Minnick owns and operates Kari Minnick Art Glass Studio, where she produces architectural commissions, fine art and introduces artists from other media to kiln-glass. Her glasswork has won several prestigious awards and is held internationally in private, corporate and embassy collections. Minnick began her career as a painter; earning a degree in studio art from the University of California at Davis. An exhibiting artist and dynamic educator, Kari shows her work and teaches her signature classes internationally. For more of Kari's work, visit https://www.kariminnick.com/