Hi everyone, I hope you're having a great week so far. I am enjoying June, it's my birthday month and it's my favorite month! June just never lasts long enough!
Many of you know I've been teaching glass painting parties in-person for 5 years at local bars and restaurants and I've taught lots of private parties. I still offer them, however now I've decided to offer online glass painting classes as well. So, its going to be a virtual paint party, and you can invite a group of friends to paint party with you in the comfort of your own home while you paint along with me. My first class will be a tropical sunset on Friday, July 6th at 6:00 pm and it will be LIVE on Facebook in a private group. To register for the class click here: Tropical Sunset Online Paint Class
I plan on offering these classes monthly and you can request what you'd like for me to teach by emailing me your requests or replying to this blog post. The classes will be $10 each and you'll have access to the class for one week in the Facebook group. (I will then move the video to another host site yet TBD).
In this class you'll learn
How to prepare your glass for best adhesion
How to apply glass enamel paint
How to blend and layer a tropical sunset
How to paint simple palm trees
How to cure and care for your painted glassware
In the live online class I will show you how to paint a tropical sunset onto a mason jar but you can use any glass or cup you would like. These look great on a stemless wine glass or a set of tall shot glasses! Below I have a few product recommendation links that I found on Amazon if you don't have the supplies.
When painting glassware, it is essential that you use glass enamels (regular acrylic paint will not stay on). I have been using Folk Art Enamels for 10 years and I love them. Bonus, they are dishwasher safe (top shelf), however I hand wash mine. Oh, and I just want to mention that as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. I suggest you get yourself the 16-piece set of Folk Art Enamels since this set has the specific colors I used.
If you would like to learn glass painting, I will be offering up plenty more glass painting classes in the future!
Alcohol prep wipes or rubbing alcohol and a clean lint-free cloth
Styrofoam or paper plate as a paint palette
A cup of water
A couple of sheets of paper towel
Artist's tape or masking tape (optional)
Folk Art Enamel Glass & Ceramic paint colors: in white, yellow, pink, teal, orange, blue, purple and black.
Brushes: you'll need a small liner brush, a medium flat or round brush and a 3/4" flat brush. See the glass painting set at the end of this post. This set along with the #4 white taklon brush by Connoisseur will work perfect for you and they're at a great price. Or choose the larger set of 12 Gold Taklon brushes for a great value.
Glassware: you might want to paint an entire set! This tropical sunset design looks great on a blank, smooth mason jar with a handle or a tall stein or stemless wine glass. I've included a few links below.
You will also need to join my private Facebook Group and to have your Facebook app running, and you can cast it to your television! (If you don't know how, just google it).
REGISTER: To register for the class click here: Tropical Sunset Online Paint Class
Of course I'm still teaching glass painting classes in the greater Chicagoland area, in case you prefer the convenience of having all of the supplies ready for you to just walk in and start painting your masterpiece! My in-person glass painting classes start at $25 per person and they include all of the supplies, your choice of glassware and everything is completely set up for you and your group. You and your guests can choose anything they would like to paint (we don't all have to paint the same thing). Email me if you would like to schedule your own group class! We can paint just about anything!