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George’s Artistic Adventure: Shading and Grinding

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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.

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