Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays

Suzanne Head is a multi-disciplinary artist currently based in Brooklyn, NY. She has created ambitious bodies of work in drawing, painting, and fused glass, in addition to pursuing public art as a muralist. Her glasswork was shown at the Penland Gallery in Penland, NC; Bullseye Projects in Portland, OR; and was featured on the cover of Glass Art magazine in December, 2020. Suzanne teaches workshops locally and nationally, in addition to maintaining a studio practice. She was an emerging artist in residence at Pilchuck Glass School in the fall of 2023. 


Instagram:  @suzanne_head 

Drawing Techniques in Fused Glass
When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, May 27 - May 31
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dates: May 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Tuition $950.00
Instructor: Suzanne Head

Stained glass artists have been painting with enamels for centuries; but only recently have we begun to use frits and powders to produce similar imagery. Combining contemporary and traditional techniques, this class will examine methods of painting and drawing on fused glass. Frits, powders, and enamels allow an artist to be as expressive, or controlled, as they wish, and can even convey realism. By stacking layers of transparent sheet glass and fusing them in the kiln, the imagery will achieve a unique sense of luminosity, translucency, and depth.

The focus of this class will be drawing and painting by hand. However, we will consider both abstract and representational approaches; tracing is allowed; and formal drawing skills are not necessary. We will also discuss firing schedules, common fusing practices such as bubble control, and how to properly set up a stacked full fuse in the kiln. The instructor will provide imagery to practice the technique. However, students are welcome to incorporate their own drawings and photographs into class projects.

All levels of glass experience will benefit from this course.

4 of 8 seats available.