Painting On Glass with Jeff Zimmer

Painting On Glass

  • Minimum 2 persons (max 6)
  • 1 spot supported for a visual artist with migration status, more info here
  • 10-14 April 2017
  • 10:00 – 17:00
  • Instructor: Jeff Zimmer
  • 500€ (taxes included)
  • All levels

This course is about creating three dimensional images on layers of glass. We will exploit the transparency of glass and layer techniques and images to collage and create a sense of space. We will use hand painted enamels, photo-sensitive sandblast resists and printed transfers. We will begin with exercises and assignments, and will progress to creation of one or more personal pieces. Our experience will be enhanced through discussions and presentations. We will also discuss how creating a 3-D image affects its content and our experience of it. The course will be of interest to individuals looking to expand their practice into a new dimension. Those new to painting on glass will learn both the basics of the craft and novel applications, while those with experience of image-making on glass will learn to see their work in a new way.

Jeff Zimmer (b. 1970, USA) is a Tutor at the University of Edinburgh, taught in the Glass Department at Edinburgh College of Art, and has taught at Pilchuck (US), Bild-Werk Frauenau (DE), North Lands Creative Glass (UK) and The National Sculpture Factory (Cork, IR). He has studied image making on glass with Judith Schaechter, Cappy Thompson (Assistant), Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend (Assistant), Mark Angus, Walter Lieberman, Michael Bullen and others. He won Second Prize at the 2014 Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass and was the 2014 Stephen Procter Fellow at the Australian National University. His work is in the permanent collections of the European Museum for Modern Glass/Veste Coburg, Victoria & Albert Museum, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Glasmuseum Frauenau and North Lands Creative Glass, and has appeared four times in New Glass Review. From Washington, DC, he currently lives and works in Edinburgh, UK.