Description for Glass on Glass Mosaics:
Do you love the brilliance of stained glass when light shines through it? Are you curious about how to create a piece of mosaic art that can have a similar effect as stained glass art without using lead and patterns? In mosaic art we call this technique glass-on-glass, or GOG.
Mosaic Arts Online is thrilled to present Jennifer Kuhns and her latest course, “Glass-on-Glass Mosaics.” In this course Jennifer shares her methods of combining the translucence of stained glass with a radiating mosaic design. The results are a versatile style of art that reflects light and color much like traditional stained glass art.
Glass-on-glass mosaics can be displayed in the same way as traditional stained glass. with frames, windows, doors, privacy screens, and sun catchers.
In this course you will learn:
- How to choose your frame and design
- Jennifer’s favorite tools and adhesives
- How to cut basic shapes
- How to adhere the glass and work clean
- How to make larger shapes and then cut them to fit the design
- How to cut keystone shapes for your curved areas
- How to create a radiating pattern that has a unique grid effect
- How to make sure there is no grout bleed
- How to install the mosaic in the frame and hang it for window display
- Bonus section: How to use mirror as a substrate with transparent glass
This course is great for any level of artist or maker. If you have been looking for ways to add color, design, and a dynamic look to your windows or doors, then this is the course for you. This is a great technique for creating smaller pieces to give as gifts, or simply to add to your collection.
Description for Precision Cutting for Stained Glass Mosaics:
Jennifer Kuhns is a master at precision cutting stained glass for mosaic, and this course, Precision Cutting for Stained Glass Mosaics is for anyone who enjoys (or wants to enjoy) creating mosaic art with stained glass. If you are interested in creating stained glass mosaics, we highly recommend this course before moving onto Jennifer’s Glass on Glass Mosaics course.
Jennifer has spent years honing her skills by working with different tools to discover which ones work best. In this course she will walk students through the steps of understanding stained glass. How to use the tools and understand the best options for getting started. For those that have struggled in the past making specific cuts she will guide you to success. Students will start with simple cuts, then move to more challenging ones including deep curves and circles. Once you have practiced a few of these cuts you will work alongside Jennifer as she creates an entire mosaic in real time. You can also try her more challenging templates as your skills improve with each mosaic.
Jennifer shares many of the tips and techniques that will open a whole new world of stained glass to you. Jennifer also gives a grouting demonstration in which she teaches the best way to grout a glass-on-glass piece and avoid "grout bleed." This course includes many template options from the basic to more challenging. This way, you can continue to practice and create this style of mosaic art on your own. The project created can be created on any substrate and learning to cut stained glass into your desired shapes is the key to producing a successful precision cut mosaic piece.
Included in this course is a PDF for download of the suggested tools, materials, and resources. You will also find patterns for download to create your precision stained glass mosaics.
Jennifer Kuhns has been creating fine art mosaics since 2001. Her award winning work ranges from strikingly realistic to decorative, highly-designed mosaic installations. She has been featured in many exhibits and galleries throughout the country, and works primarily with stained glass, carefully shaping each piece for assemblage into stylized, exquisite mosaic art. Her public art and community projects demonstrate a rare ability to engage, educate and create community with all ages and socio-economic groups. Jennifer lives and works on a small farm in rural Western WA where she creates custom mosaics for private, corporate and public spaces.