Flowers & Flourishes – Painting on Glass Vase Workshop 

Discover the secret to painting on glass, creating beautiful floral designs on glassware. Understand how to make a simple plan for your design and learn about color mixing, and how to apply fluid brush strokes and layering techniques. Each participant will make two vases to keep for themselves, give to your favorite gardener or someone you love. No painting experience necessary.

Gloria Nilsson is a professional teaching artist. She received her degree in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute. After working as a graphic designer for several years, Gloria turned her concentration to the fine arts, exploring pastels, oils, watercolor, and acrylics.

Nilsson is currently painting on silk, where she applies a variety of techniques to fine art paintings and scarves. In 2015, Gloria’s silk painted illustration, Chapter 11: Spellcheck, created for the serialized storybook for young readers, The Mystery of the Great Connecticut Caper, was published by Connecticut Humanities/Connecticut Center for the Book.

Gloria also developed her own unique artisan crafted jewelry line. Her designs are created with woven, sculpted, and wrapped wire techniques, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, polymer clay, precious metals, art glass and pearls. Nilsson teaches the Fashion Illustration program for Summer Fashion Weeks, and she also provides a variety of fine art and mixed media lessons for the Nature Camp program, both at the Arts Center Killingworth. Gloria’s recent work is featured at Spectrum Gallery, Centerbrook, CT, and other indoor/outdoor venues.

Date:  Sunday, June 9, 2024

Time: 1:30-4pm

Cost: $50 per person with a $15 material fee paid directly to instructor.

  •  June 9, 2024
     1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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