Home / Blog / George’s Artistic Adventure: Shading and Grinding

George’s Artistic Adventure: Shading and Grinding

You can read the rest of this series here.

I’m still busy with my classes at The Art League. On Wednesday, our drawing class got a crash course in shading from George Tkabladze. Having perfected — more or less — the shapes in our still lifes, we got to work bringing them to life. George showed us how to create convincingly flat forms with even shading, and to vary the shading and show reflected light to turn our circles into spheres.

On the Stained Glass front, I finished cutting all my glass Thursday! Now I’m using the glass grinder to match the glass to the exact size of the paper pattern. Soon I’ll be putting on copper foil and after that, it’s soldering time.

— George

Me grinding glass. Photo by my classmate Fran.

Can't get enough?

Sign up for our weekly blog newsletter, subscribe to our RSS feed, or like us on Facebook for the latest Art League news.

Visit our homepage for more information about our classes, exhibits, and events in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Share this
Related articles

Did you know?

You can support The Art League every time you shop through AmazonSmile!

Simply set The Art League as your chosen charity, and every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, a portion of your purchase will be donated to support our mission to share the experience of visual arts with the community.