This class will be of interest to printmakers, painters, or anyone for whom visual expression in glass is desired. Starting with their own images—photos, clippings, etc.—students will examine why certain imagery appeals to them and how to isolate the potency of an image. They will then dissect, vary, and ultimately move toward meaningful abstraction. Through drawings, paper cutouts and test pieces, students will plan a series of works and complete a project. Using glass, frit, powder, and stringer, students will explore processes that enable strong composition, rich surfaces, and depth. Students will also consider both sides of the glass and investigate surface texture.
About the Instructor
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.
None. All experience levels welcome. Prior glass experience helpful.
- Additional Information
SKU CLB309-0001 Title Realism to Abstraction: Breaking Down and Zooming In, with Kari Minnick Topic Kilnforming Location Bay Area Instructor Kari Minnick