UPCOMING EDGAR MILLER DESIGN WORKSHOPS
Stained Glass Mosaic Workshops
Join us for our fall Stained Glass Mosaic Workshop series. This fall we are offering workshops that will take place on Saturday afternoons October, 26th and November, 16th, from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Perfect for beginners or experienced artisans, attendees will get the chance to explore their creative side through hands-on craftwork! This series will highlight the artistic history, aesthetic, and technique of Edgar Miller's mosaic work.
Led by contemporary Chicago artist-designer, Sharon Bladholm, these workshops will allow attendees to follow in the footsteps of Miller's conceptual process from inspiration to realization. Attendees will create their own Miller-inspired patterns, images, motifs, and designs; followed by practicing hand-cut glass technique under the supervision and instruction of Bladholm. Each session will also include a brief seminar exploring examples from our archives highlighting Miller's process of creative and aesthetic development. Attendees will get the chance to produce their very own, unique plexiglass and stained glass work to take home with them.
Come and spend a fun evening of learning and hands-on creative work. Light snacks and drinks will be provided during the workshop. This leisure workshop is perfect for craftwork beginners of all ages!
Past Workshop Events
Glass Tile Mosaic Workshop Series
Join us for our summer Glass-tile Mosaics Workshop series. This two-part workshop event will take place on consecutive Thursday evenings this June, 20th and 27th, both from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Tickets will register and cover your attendance for both dates. This series will highlight the artistic history, aesthetic, and technique of one of Edgar Miller's most iconic medium: tile mosaics.
Led by contemporary Chicago artist-designer, Sharon Bladholm, these workshops will allow attendees to learn and practice the process for cut-glass design and tile-work in the style of Edgar Miller. Attendees will select their own tile and cut their own stained glass during this workshop to create their own Miller-inspired fixed glass mosaic piece to make and take home. Each session will also include a brief seminar exploring examples of Miller's tile and mosaic art pieces that still decorate spaces like the handmade homes today.
Come and spend a fun evening of learning and hands-on crafting, exploring the aesthetic of tile mosaics. Light snacks and drinks will be provided during the workshop!
Partnership Workshops with Art on Sedgwick
We are excited to announce our first official partnership with Art on Sedgwick, a Chicago-based neighborhood organization that provides extra curricular arts education to grade school students in our community 2018-2019 programming year. Together, Edgar Miller Legacy and Art on Sedgwick will be facilitating a program for students to learn about the history of Edgar Miller in and out of their classrooms. These burgeoning artists will join us for site tours of the Glasner Studio to see Miller’s work up close. Partial support for this program is being generously provided through a grant from the Old Town Triangle Association.
This program will culminate in a Community Art Show on June 1st, 2018, where student artwork inspired by the program will be displayed. More information will be announced in our Spring 2018 newsletter!