Glass painting classes in Bangalore

 

Glass painting is one of the most attractive art form with innumerable techniques followed. Painting is been a mode of expression and creativity. Glass is one of the best mediums which can be used in contemporary and abstract art. The usage of glass in a painting as a base like a canvas for painting. Glass painting is a contemporary art which has been derived from the age old art of stained glass painting. Glass paintings can be as wall hangings, wine glasses painting, on windows, acrylic sheets, cups, mugs, tiles, mirrors etc.
If you are interested in glass painting and want to try it, go ahead and experience the joy! All you need is a glass piece, sheet of paper of almost same size as that of the glass sheet, glass paints, an outliner, a design, silver foil (if required) and some amount of patience. Water based acrylic glass paints are readily available in market. They are ready to use, convenient and suitable for beginners. The most common and easiest glass painting designs are that of peacocks, floral, marine life etc. These days stencils are also available you can also draw your own design if you are good in that.
Glass painting was introduced a way long back in twelth century in Gothic period. Cathedrals across Europe exhibited large and intricate glass paintings. Previously small pieces of glass were stain painted which in later transformed into mosaic from of art. Stained glass was made by adding of metallic salt colors in manufacture of glass. Ancient Rome and China were the places where reverse glass painting existed earlier. Reverse Glass Painting was one of the forms of glass painting previously followed. In reverse glass painting the image opt for painting is painted from the details to the base color, like painting the embellishment first and the base later. This kind of painting can be viewed only by turning over the other side of the glass. This form of painting is originated in traditional Romanian icons of Transylvania. Austria, Bavaria, Moravia, Byzantium, Bohemia and Slovakia are some of the places were painting on glass was popular as folk art. Glass paintings are said to be a sacral paintings in middle Ages. Later at the time of Renaissance in Venice, Italy glass painting was largely followed and it flourished all over Europe. We can also evidence the glass paintings done in old churches and houses now also.
In India, glass painting reflected symbolic and cultural attributes. Mythological figures and women in traditional clothes were depicted more in Indian glass painting. At the time of twentieth century the world demanded for more exploration and variety of artistic expressions using glass. It is no longer only a hobby to paint but also it has emerged in various techniques for decorating the house and office with the help of new technology. Subjects like Architecture, Design and Art enormously use glass painting.

Things you need for glass painting:

  • Glass object to paint or OHP sheet
  • Cotton balls
  • Stencils or Design printed on paper
  • Masking tape
  • Glass paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Plate or palette
  • Toothpicks
The process that I’m going to be demonstrating is a two day process, including the drying time. Depending on what you are going to be doing it can take anywhere from ten minutes to five hours each day.
Reverse painting on glass is an art form consisting of applying paint to a piece of glass and then viewing the image by turning the glass over and looking through the glass at the image.
Some glass paintings are framed with silver foil to reflect light to create a similar effect. This technique can be used when it is not possible to expose the painting to required amount of light

 Tips and tricks

  1. Ensure that the surface of the glass is clean and smooth.
  2.  We have to start painting/outlining from top to bottom.
  3.  Attaching clips or tapes to the paper and glass can ensure that they are in their places and do not move with respect to each other.
  4. Before trying in glass directly I would suggest to try on old mugs or spare glass or OHP sheets. This will give you an idea about how to go about it.
  5. Always keep some cotton or cloth while painting to avoid coloring mess
  6. If the bubbles are large, you can pop them with a toothpick
  7. If anything goes wrong that can be corrected once its dry, so don’t try to correct it while its wet.
  8. Let the painting dry for a day before framing.

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