Join Guild Directors Jim and Vonda Drees as they join creative energies across the media of stained glass and alcohol-based markers!
The inspiration for this class came about as remarks about Vonda’s images looking like stained glass danced with Jim’s passion and practice of creating stained glass.
Each morning will begin with a short talk from Jim on stained glass: basic principles of craft and design, meanings of symbols, historically significant stained glass work and contemporary pieces that tell dramatic stories.
Vonda will then facilitate the process of creating an image inspired by a story or concept you want to ponder and tell. Whose spiritual writing has been attracting your attention lately? Maybe it’s not writing; maybe it’s the book of creation revealed in the forest, the garden, the river. What are the symbols, shapes, marks that you find yourself drawing these days? How might these connect on the page?
This is soul-pondering, connection-seeking artistic conversation. Practically speaking, this type of work is great for enlarging into banners and for coloring pages, too.
All experience levels welcome, including beginners. Ages 14+
What will class time be like? Will I need to work outside of class?
We’ll begin with pencil and paper as we work with prompts that inspire contemplation and creativity. Sketches will help determine the main layout of our compositions. We’ll share our questions and ideas with one another, perhaps revealing some new ways of looking at our work, then we’ll move on to the paper that will hold our final images.
First we’ll pencil in the design using a grid. Once the lines are set, we’ll go over them with black ink to create the black and white digital image. Finally we’ll add color using alcohol-based markers. There will be short, simple lessons on using the markers.
Ambitious projects may require time outside of class.
When is class time?
Monday-Friday June 15-19, 2020 via Zoom from 9:45am-12:45pm (Pacific Time)
The goal is to create images that are both beautiful to the eye and deep in meaning. Each participant will create 2-3 images (9″x12″) that are visual expressions of some of their big questions in life, their observations and insights. Participants will also develop skills and methods to continue using this method of creativity as a practice for deep listening and personal formation after the conclusion of the class.
What supplies do I need for class?
You may already have a supply of the alcohol-based markers on hand. If so, that’s great… no need to purchase the set then.
Some other economical substitutions:
- Card stock can replace the Bristol smooth paper.
- Sharpies (in fine and ultra-fine tips) can replace the Copic Multiliner pens. There will be a little bleed from the black Sharpies when brushed over with the alcohol-based ink.
*If you are ordering supplies online, please place your order as soon as you can. Shipping times for art supplies have expanded considerably.
Program Fee: Please discern what you can afford.
Sliding Scale: $275 – $175 – $75
While we recognize the importance of the practice of art, faith and community in our lives at all times, we are especially sensitive to offering opportunities now. You can decide your payment level.
$275 – If you have already registered for a summer program class, this is the amount you have paid as a deposit. Choosing this option means you do not owe anything else.
$275 – If you are newly registering, this is our Student and Supporter Fee.
$175 – Regular Program Fee
$75 – Reduced Fee/Partial Scholarship
This class is part of the Grünewald Guild’s Summer 2020 Online Program: Forest Vision. Learn more about the program here.
June 14-20, 2020
Online terms and conditions: There are no refunds for online registrations, but they are transferable if you are unable to participate.
This class meets Monday through Friday, 9:45am – 12:45pm.
Date(s) - Jun 14, 2020 until Jun 20 2020