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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Stained Glass Class

Here are a few visual samples of my sculpture class and their up and coming work! Stained Glass is the simplest process to bring to beginning high school students because its cold connection. The next simplest would be warm glass which is fusing and slumping in a kiln.

I hope to bring warm glass to my school in the next few years. I'm afraid teaching any kind of hot glass is still too far in the future since it requires quite a few costly facilities. But this is a great start! In fact, stained glass is often called the gateway drug into working with glass as an art material.

Beginning star light fixture by Jen Beginning of a glass soccer ball-inspired light fixture by Matt Beginning Rocketship light fixture by Rammy Beginning of a boat by Wally

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Reader Comments (4)

It's looking good!
I'd love to work with glass one day. It just has a quality you can't get out of another material. Making my own beads is something I'd love to do someday, but for now settling for stained glass would already be amazing!

Will you show us more as the class progresses? I can't wait to see your students' finished works.

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBlue Eyed Night Owl

ooooooooooo i would really like to make one of those... Your students r so lucky to have a teacher like you! <3 >.<

May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRina

oh yes please! i wanna see more as well. RIna is right, your students are so lucky to have you. If you had been my art teacher back in high school I wouldn't have dropped out! :) I am soooooo happy that I made your day. I thought about what you said and Im gonna keep the quiz book (and the colouring book too cos I love it too much!) I'll buy my future daughter something else ha! xoxoxoxoxoxo <--- that's a lot of hugs and kisses for you!!

May 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSalmezan

What a gift you are to the arts and to education. How lucky your kids are to have you. I'd love to be able to take an art class from you!

May 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

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