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Glass & Mixed Media: The Altered Book

Mixed Media/Glass Sculpture course will focus on the serendipity of  mixed media and embrace the happy discoveries of glass + found objects.  We'll examine a variety of joining methods,  as well as incorporating  imagery, text, concept, and narrative.   Students will learn open-faced casting, EZ Screen silk screening on glass, as well as exploring the qualities that strengthen visual impact and the message of an artist's work.

4 sessions

All Levels

NWDC and Schack will provide additional supplies included Bullseye Glass, Frit and several other supplies needed for the class. The cost of these items is included in the registration fee.

Students bring:

1 or 2 hard cover books, approximately 9x6x2" in size. A little larger is okay. Old and distressed is good. If the book is titled with an inspirational theme that is an added bonus. Note: If it has a dust cover it's likely that the cover will be blank.

Small found objects to attach to their books-metal washers, beads, anything interesting. Bring some to swap/ share.

Laptop computer with any version of Photoshop or Elements + thumb drive.


Born in Superior, Wisconsin, Susan Taylor Glasgow grew up just across the tip of Lake Superior, in Duluth, Minnesota. She migrated south with the geese to the University of Iowa, graduating with a BFA in Design in 1983. After working in graphic design for a short period, Susan returned to the sewing skills passed on to her by her mother. Opening a dressmaking shop, Susan owned and operated "On Pins & Needles" from 1984 to1997 in both Iowa City, Iowa, and Columbia, Missouri. In 1997 Susan sold her dressmaking shop to pursue her original interest in art, focusing on glass. Utilizing her skills as a seamstress, Susan developed a unique approach to glass, stitching glass components together. Redefining "woman's work" in non-traditional mediums, Susan creates complex forms and imagery while exploring the dichotomy of women and societal expectations. Susan Taylor Glasgow has work in the permanent collections of several national and international museums, including the Chrysler Museum, Carnegie, Imagine, USA, and the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, GE. She is represented by Heller Gallery, NYC, and Habatat Galleries in Royal Oak, MI.

Dates & Times

Fee: $720.00

Members: $720.00

Mar 6-Mar 9, Friday-Monday 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Ages: Adult - 18+
Instructor: Susan Taylor Glasgow
Location: Schack Art Center, Flame & Kiln Studio