Thursday, January 28, 2016

Brashear Teens: Stained Glass art

Hey, guys! Danyelle from the Hilltop here sharing another amazing activity by our Brashear Teens this week! Stained glass windows are beautiful works that can actually be easily recreated at home on a smaller scale and budget! I got my supplies on a recent trip to the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and I was surprised what great goodies you could find for such low prices. The best part is, all of these items are being reused & 'upcycled' into new masterpieces of individual expression!

Although I'm not quite sure what I bought as a medium, they are 4x6" rectangles of plexi-glass, which is a much safer option than fragile glass. In addition, paint specifically made for glass is essential since other materials would not maintain contact/dry adequately.

The teens got right to work painting their 'tiles' to any design of their choosing. Some students chose to model them after traditional stained glass designs, while others selected a more personalized touch. Every one was intently focused on his/her piece and determined to make it their own work of art!

Unfortunately, the 'stain' takes at least 8-10 hours to completely dry so that the light can shine through. The finished products are amazing though! I can't wait for the group to pick them up this afternoon! I'm so proud of them!

Join us next week as we explore alternative energy with Adam Rossi from Adam Solar Resources on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 5 PM. Bring a friend & see you there!


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