2015 WORKSHOPS & LECTURES

Instructor has 25+ years of experience. All tools and materials provided. Small group classes (no more than 8 students). Private classes available.
ALL CLASSES HELD AT WHEATON ARTS EXCEPT AS NOTED. South Jersey location - 1 hour from Phila, 2˝ NYC, 3 DC. Onsite HOTEL!
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MONTH

DATE

TITLE

DURATION

LEVEL

JAN CALL Available for Private Instruction various various
       
FEB CALL

Available for Private Instruction

60 minutes various
     
MARCH Spring Semester Teaching @ Bryn Athyn College Tues & Thurs LEVEL I & II
APRIL Spring Semester Teaching @ Bryn Athyn College Tues & Thurs LEVEL I & II
23 Lecture: "Architectural Stained Glass": West Deptford Public Library    
24 Glass Expo Northeast    
25 Panel: Cumberland County College    
26 Try Glass Painting @ Glencairn Museum 90 minutes Open to the Public
MAY Spring Semester Teaching @ Bryn Athyn College Tues & Thurs 100 & 200
14 - 16 Lecture: International Trades Education Symposium Savannah GA   conference participants
23 & 24 Building Arts Demo- NJ Rennaissance Festival   Open to the Public
30 & 31 Building Arts Demo- NJ Rennaissance Festival 2 Days Open to the Public
JUNE CALL Available for Private Instruction various various
6 & 7 Building Arts Demo- NJ Rennaissance Festival 2 hours Open to the Public
18 - 25 American Glass Guild 10 Annual Conference - Washington DC    
JULY 20 - 24 Glass Painting/Workshop@ Bryn Athyn College   LEVEL I
TBA DEMO & CLASSES: Pennsaic War 5 Days LEVEL I
AUG CALL Available for Private Instruction 5 Days LEVEL I
TBA DEMO & CLASSES: Pennsaic War various various
SEPT Fall Semester Teaching @ Bryn Athyn College Tues & Thurs  
12-13 Beginning Glass painting 2 Days LEVEL I
14 The Technique of Silver Stain 1 Day LEVEL II
20 TOUR: Replicating Medieval Glass @ Glencairn Museum 3 hours No Experience
TBA Glasstown Partnership @ Wheaton Arts    
OCT Fall Semester Teaching @ Bryn Athyn College Tues & Thurs  
4 - 5 Fall Festival of Fine Craft @ Wheaton Arts (open studio)   Open to the Public
24 Medieval Faire Demo @ Glencairn Museum 1-5 PM Open to the Public
NOV Wintersession Teaching @ Bryn Athyn College Tues & Thurs LEVEL I
8 & 9 Make a Painted Glass Panel @ Glencairn Museum 2 Days ALL
       
DEC Wintersession Teaching @ Bryn Athyn College   LEVEL I

CALL

Glass Collage: Fused & Enameled Tiles 1 Day No experience / children accompanied by adult welcome
By Appointment only Designing with Glass Eye & Adobe Photoshop 3 hours ALL
By Appointment only The Glass Painter's Primer (Private instruction) 2 Days or longer ALL
By Appointment only Airbrushing (Private instruction) 1 Day or longer LEVEL II & up
By Appointment only Glass Enamels (Private instruction) 1 Day or longer LEVEL II & up
By Appointment only Sandblasting & Engraving Flashed Glass (Private instruction) 1 Day or longer LEVEL II & up
By Appointment only Bring Glass to your K-12 Class 3 hours ALL

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

J. Kenneth Leap is primarily recognized for his achievements in the field of architectural stained glass. Working in a tradition that dates to the cathedrals of medieval Europe, Leap creates his panels by hand-painting colored pieces of glass with vitreous pigments. These pigments are fused to the glass by firing in a kiln before being assembled into stained glass panels using strips of lead. His painterly work in stained glass has earned him numerous awards including a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a jurors' award of honor in the Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition, “Contemporary Philadelphia Artists” and inclusion in the Corning New Glass Review 11. Articles about his work have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The New York Times, Architecture of New Jersey, Professional Stained Glass Magazine and Stained Glass Quarterly. His public artworks include a skylight illustrating the history of NJ in the Annex of the NJ Statehouse, “The Atlantic Globe” for the lobby of Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ and major installations at the Veteran's Memorial Home in Vineland, NJ. Leap has taught workshops and performed demos in traditional Glass Painting techniques at the Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler School of Art, and at the Glass Art Society annual conference. 2007 marks the 20th anniversary of the artist's studio The Painted Window which was incorporated in Dec of 1987.

Last updated: March 14, 2015