The Glass Onion with Kari Minnick

Date:   April 21 - 25, 2012 (5 Days)
Saturday - Wednesday (9 AM - 5 PM each day)
Class Size:   8 students
Tuition:   $1025 - includes all materials, use of tools and firings

Copyright Kari MinnickSome art could only exist as glass – and so is it with the beautifully layered work of artist and educator Kari Minnick.

Though layering of imagry in glass may seem an obvious use of the medium, Kari's years of experienced will help students in this class significantly shorten the learning curve for both design and technique as they create their own art pieces.

Class Description

Explore the narrative and painterly potential of kilnformed glass.

Students will be introduced to a variety of expressive kilnforming techniques to enable the use of text and images in their glasswork.

This class will be of interest to artists such as printmakers, painters, poets, or anyone for whom imagery, layering and personal expression are desired elements.

Working with Bullseye glass, frit, powder, and stringer, students will create pre-fired design elements to be used in subsequent glass projects, combined with other glass techniques and/or adapted to other media. Stenciling, sifting and sgrafitto with powders are some of the processes to be covered. Opacity, transparency, and design concepts will also be considered. Students will combine these kilnforming processes in a final project.

While basic kiln practices will be touched upon, the focus of the class will be on the expressive use of the materials and creating glass art based on the students signature work. Prior glass experience is beneficial but artists of other media are encouraged to enroll.


Copyright Kari MinnickAbout Kari Minnick

Kari Minnick holds a degree in studio art from the University of California and has been an exhibiting artist and educator for over twenty-five years.

Collected internationally, Kari's works are in private, corporate and embassy collections. Recently, her work was featured in the exhibit "Celebrating Connections: Contemporary Glass Art by Mid-Atlantic Artists" at the Museum of American Glass in Millville, NJ. Noted for outstanding craftsmanship and achievement in glass, Kari received the prestigious Juror's Choice Award at the Bay Area Glass Institute 2008 Gala Auction.

Kari is the owner/artist of Kari Minnick Art Glass Studio, located in the heart of the new Arts and Entertainment district in Silver Spring, Maryland. The studio offers architectural commissions, fine art glass, and internationally recognized courses in kilnformed glass.

You can see more of Kari's work on her website at

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