Faux Glass & Analogous Colors

March 4, 2011 at 7:56 am Leave a comment

class: Beginning Art

faux glass at Averyboo Arts

Faux Glass Blowing

In this class we used Dale Chihuly as our inspiration and made faux glass. We viewed video clips of how real glass is blown & how Chihuly created his floppy edged pieces.

We chose “analogous colors” to paint our glass and learn how they automatically create “harmony”.

When the glass was dry, we turned out the lights and looked at the final pieces with a small lamp shining behind them. The kids were “oohing and aahing”. I totally flaked and forgot to take one last photo of all the student pieces before the kids happily took their work home.

 

faux glass blowing

Used overhead transparency film to cut "organic" shapes for our glass.

faux glass blowing

Gently fold the shapes, clip with paper clips to hold the fold, then lower into hot water for about 30 seconds (I used a crock pot). Use CAUTION!!

faux glass blowing

Let cool, pat dry, then paint the underside with watered down acrylics (or glass paint). Encourage dripping effect.

faux glass blowing

Neat-o!

 

 

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