March | Two Day | An introduction to Reverse Painting on Glass | Yanny Petters


March | Two Day | An introduction to Reverse Painting on Glass | Yanny Petters


Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st, March 2019

10am- 4.30pm

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About this workshop

This workshop is a a very special introduction to the history and techniques of the ancient art of Verre Eglomisé/reverse painting on glass.

In the Middle ages farmers painted icons in this technique, which were sold to pilgrims as a winter income. In Victorian to modern times the technique is employed to decorate mirrors and shop signs. Paint and gold or silver foil are applied to the back of clear glass, creating layers of brightly coloured and reflective designs.

In this two day workshop you will create an artwork from your own design. No prior experience required.

About Yanny

Yanny Petters has been painting exquisitely detailed portraits of wild plants since the 1990s.

Her love and interest in botanical art stemmed from her work as a signwriter where plant themes were common in decorative design. As well as working in watercolours and oils Yanny also specialises in ‘painting on glass’, a technique she has been developing since her signwriting years.

Her paintings are in a number of important collections including the Dr. Shirley Sherwood Collection at Kew Gardens, London and the Office of Public Works, in Wicklow Mountains National Park and the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin.

Yanny has offered many successful and welcomed workshops and classes at the Schoolhouse for Art since its opening and has invitiations to tutor abroad.


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