Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fall 2012: Stained Glass Tours & Workshops at Glencairn Museum

Glencairn Museum. Bryn Athyn PA
September 29, 2012 – TOUR/DEMO: Stained Glass in the Icon Style
Using the unique collection of the Glencairn Museum this tour will explore the relationship between Byzantine Icons and sacred images depicted in stained glass windows. Are icons, as devotional objects, relegated to panel painting only or do stained glass panels, when painted in the Byzantine icon style, also function in that role? We will discuss the meaning of iconography and iconoclasm and discover how sacred images have incited emotions across time. A demonstration of glass painting techniques will round out the day.

Tour/Demo: Behind the scenes tour and painting demo with J. Kenneth Leap
FEE: $35pp 
DATE: Sept 29, 1-4PM
Maximum Size: 10
Register at Glencairn 
Contact Doreen Carey at  267-502-2981 or 

November 10 & 17, 2012 – WORKSHOP: Stained Glass in the Icon Style

This class will introduce traditional techniques of glass painting used by stained glass artisans in the medieval and renaissance period. Participants will produce a small panel during the workshop. Students will learn to mix and apply glass based pigments. Proper brush techniques will be covered in detail. All materials provided. No experience necessary.

Students will make a panel like this

FEE: $225 
Class length: 2 Days
DATES: November 10 & 17, 2012
Daily schedule: Saturday 12:00 – 4:30 PM
Maximum Class Size: 10
Register at Glencairn 
Contact Doreen Carey at  267-502-2981 or 


J. Kenneth Leap has been painting on glass for 25 years. He currently holds a position of President of the American Glass Guild. He is the Stained Glass Artist in Residence at  Glencairn Museum. He is an associate artist at the Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center in MillvilleNJ where he maintains a studio and offers additional classes. He teaches at Bryn Athyn College. For more information please visit


Glencairn, located in Bryn AthynPA was the home of Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn, built in the Romanesque style between 1928 and 1939. Glencairn now serves as a museum of the history of religion. The museum houses an extraordinary collection of French medieval stained glass panels on par with the finest examples in the Cloisters or the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For more information about Glencairn visit

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