1016IW-II: Stained Glass II with Ian Wilson
The dragonfly is said to be a symbol of light and change; adaptability and transformation.
What better way to expand your skills and bring light and joy into your home? In this intermediate class, Ian will guide your steps as you cut, grind, foil and assemble a colorful dragonfly sun catcher. Please not that there will be a simplified version of the dragonfly in the example photo that you will be able to complete in one day.
Students provide: safety glasses and a box (10x13inch or larger) to transport the finished piece. All other materials provided.
- Ian Wilson
Ian began working in stained glass when he was 17, spending what he could of a carpenter’s wages on supplies and gaining instruction from the public library. Focusing on the copper foil technique pioneered by Louis Comfort Tiffany, he slowly began teaching himself the art of building windows and sun-catchers as gifts for friends and family.
Many years later, what began as a hobby turned into more when he started selling his pieces at The Quilt Square Girls in downtown West Jefferson. Since then Ian has continued to grow and develop as an artist. His work was recognized by the Regional Artist Project of Northwest NC with a grant in 2018 and has continued to grow and develop.
“Stained glass is painting with light, it is almost like creating something magical. It can change the entire atmosphere of a room”- Ian Wilson