ART SMART CHALLENGE BLOG

Kick Start Your Spontaneous Art

What is creativity?  Creativity is the process of inventing a new idea. So.... how do YOU become creative? I have been teaching stained glass for over 40 years, and I have come to discover I really like the creative process of idea generation as much as the actual...

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SPECIAL VALENTINE'S EVENT FEB 6 AND 7

Special event to get ready for Valentine’s Day includes tour of stained glass studio, demonstration of stained glass design, and an opportunity to paint your own design.  You’ll even be able to enter your picture into the Art Smart Challenge art contest as soon as you...

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Valentine's Day Art Contest

Don't Miss the Free Valentine's Day Art Contest! Calling all artists… and those who may not consider themselves to be artists!! Free Valentine’s Day‬ Art Contest‬! Anyone can enter regardless of talent or experience. If you can finger paint, you can enter, and we’d...

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Don’t Miss the Valentine’s Day Art Contest!

Don't Miss the Valentine's Day Art Contest! Calling all artists... and those who may not consider themselves to be artists!! Free Valentine's Day‬ Art Contest‬! Anyone can enter regardless of talent or experience. If you can finger paint, you can enter, and we'd LOVE...

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Placement Ideas for Stained Glass

Stained Glass has many usages because of its decorative and/or its functional, non-transparent attributes. Check out this list to see where stained glass can beautify your environment. Front entry: this is the most popular place for most Americans to install art...

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Materials the Pros Use

Cames - Since the invention of stained glass in the tenth century, H-shaped lengths of metal, called cames, have been used to join the pieces of glass. Lead is the preferred material, dating back hundreds of years. It is a gray pewter color which blends with any...

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A Brief Introduction to Stained Glass

In simple terms, the purpose of a window is to admit light while protecting a building interior from the elements. A stained glass window is made of pieces of colored glass, held together in lead channels. In this form a window can control light, create privacy, and...

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