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Creating Light and Shadow in Mosaic

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Creating Light and Shadow in Mosaic
Jennifer Kuhns
Date and Time:
10:00 - 4:00
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The open enrollment period begins on
March 10, 2020

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

In this workshop, participants will learn to create the illusion of dimensionality, crafting curved planes, hills, valleys and shadows out of cut and reassembled pieces of stained glass. We will explore light and shadow, transferring a photographic image to the substrate, identifying and mapping the values, and then applying nipped pieces of stained glass to recreate the image as a mosaic. Participants with some mosaic experience will learn new techniques for creating a more realistic effect. Participants with drawing and painting experience are also invited to explore the medium of mosaic for the first time. A selection of images will be provided at different levels of complexity. Participants may choose to start with a simple still life or attempt a figurative mosaic, depending on experience and ambition.

About the Instructor(s)

Jennifer Kuhns has been creating mosaic for 18 years. Her work ranges from strikingly realistic to highly designed tile installations. She has been featured in many exhibits and galleries throughout the country and works with salvaged glass, tile and other reclaimed materials, painstakingly shaping each piece for assemblage into exquisite mosaic art. She creates custom mosaic for corporate and private clients, and her public art and community projects demonstrate a rare ability to engage, educate and create community with all ages and socio-economic groups. She lives and works on a small farm in rural western Washington.

Materials List: Students Bring


• Eye protection

• Please wear close-toed shoes, and be aware that glass is sharp and some blood will be spilled during the workshop.


• Your own glass cutting tools

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

• Stained glass

• Wheeled nippers,

• Adhesive

• Templates

• Carbon paper

• Substrates

• Palette knives, etc.

• Materials provided will be a limited palette of stained glass.

• Students are welcome to bring their own glass scoring or nipping tools for personal use.

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