Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fall 2011: Stained Glass Tours & Workshops at Glencairn Museum

Glencairn Museum. Bryn Athyn PA
September 17, 2011 – TOUR/DEMO: The Bryn Athyn Experiment – Replicating Medieval Glass
In the 1920’s the craftsmen of Bryn Athyn began a great experiment to rediscover techniques of Medieval Stained Glass. In the process they worked out their own unique methods for glass making and painting in the medieval style. This 3 hour tour will include an in depth look at the works created for the home of Raymond Pitcairn paired with the extraordinary collection of 12th Century glass that inspired them. The tour will conclude in the studio for a demonstration of techniques based on the discoveries of the Bryn Athyn craftsmen many of which blur the distinction between restoration and forgery.
Tour/Demo: The Bryn Athyn Experiment - Replicating Medieval Glass
FEE: $35pp 
DATE: Sept 17, 1-4PM
Maximum Size: 10
Register at Glencairn 
Contact Doreen Carey at 267-502-2981 or 

November 5 & 12, 2011 – WORKSHOP: Glass Painted Panels using Historic Techniques

This class will introduce traditional techniques of glass painting used by stained glass artisans in the medieval and renaissance period. Participants will be given a choice of patterns and 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 make a panel like this!

FEE: $225 
Class length: 2 Days
DATES: November 5 & 12, 2011
Daily schedule: Saturday 1:00 – 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 as the Education Chair 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. 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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