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Cheryl Chapman's September 14th - 17th Class

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Cheryl Chapman

Reverse Glass Enamel Process 

Note - For this class we will use Colors For Earth color enamels along with black Fusemaster enamel

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**Class Description**
Take your glass art in a new and exciting direction.  Enamel painting on glass is a fun way to use clear glass to create unique, surprisingly detailed images.  Opaque glass enamels have a bright luminosity and reflective quality all their own.  Unlock the secrets to mixing Fusemaster high-fire opaque enamels with both oil and water mediums. Apply these luminous enamels to layers of glass, applying in reverse to common painting methods before firing to a finished piece.  We will begin with their drawing, sketch or reference photo and over three and a half days use Cheryl’s multi-stage techniques to create a piece of art.  The focus of this class is on the technical skills so attendees will be able to take the knowledge gained from this class home to develop their own glass painting style.  Cheryl also reveals her "secret" for doing 'blind' sgraffito drawings on glass, too!  Each student will complete a bowl as well as multiple practice pieces.

ALL LEVELS are welcome. Not a painter.....not to worry

WORKSHOP is 3 1/2 days

DATES:  September 14-17, 2017

TIME:    Thursday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

               Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

FEE:       $650.00

All materials are included 

Note - For this class we will use Colors For Earth color enamels along with black Fusemaster enamel

Lunches are not included in the class fee. There are several local places that we can order lunch from, however, Cotton Patch Cafe serves great salads and other home cooking items.  We will collect for meals at the end of the class or you may bring a lunch. Coffee, tea, water, fresh fruit and muffins will be provided.

Cancellation policy: If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the start date of class, you will be charged a $50.00 cancellation fee. If cancellation is within 30 days of the class, we will try to fill your seat. If your seat is filled you will get a full refund less the $50.00 cancellation fee. If we cannot fill your spot, you will forfeit the 50% deposit.


Artist Statement

I am a glass enamel artist.  I use finely powdered glass enamels mixed with water based or oil based mediums to paint onto glass.  The majority of my paintings are done in a reverse process onto the back of clear glass.  Each piece is fired multiple times in the kiln to cure the enamels as well as to change the glass, rounding it and forming it to the final product.  I feel that the clear glass is simply a unique substructure for my artwork and allows my paintings to become more than just drawings – they become unique and one of a kind tiles, bowls and plates - functional art in most cases

My art imagery is influenced by nature and whimsy.  I constantly feel the need to express the fun and beauty I see around me.  I love to include all sorts of animals in my work, mostly focusing on birds, dogs and cats.  Owls are a particular draw for me as well as other backyard birds.  Feathers, trees and flowers are also prominent in my drawings.

I draw my ideas in a way that is unique to the final outcome of my glass paintings.  The techniques that I employ for my enamel painting on glass are unique to this medium and so my drawings are more than just sketches – they are specific and detailed renderings of what I will trace onto the glass.  My work does not hold some other-worldly meaning to me.  It is simply a way to express my love of nature, fun and animals and I hope it puts a smile on your face.



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