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Tiffany Glass

Louis Comfort Tiffany

The father of modern Stained Glass

worked in a style known as Art Nouveau



Easy Reading Stained-glass/Mosaic Books

These books and other resources are worth taking a look at.

The 'How To' for Stained-glass
This book is great for beginners. It shows you how to create stained-glass projects. There are lists of materials that will make it easy to made stained-glass windows. It also shows you how to make sun-catchers. And with photos explains a step by step process for stained-glass.

Stained-glass Made Simple

The Art of Stained-glass Creations

Stained-glass for Idoits

Masterpieces of the Art of Glass

Mosaics from Tiles to Stones
This book teaches you the very basics of mosaics. It will help you understand the 'how to' in simple terms. It is a good beginners book about the world of mosaics.

Mosaics Made Easy
Another good beginners book.


  Welcome to Stained Glass

     at Mesa High School



    Arts and Crafts Style

    Arts and Crafts Style, or Craftsman Style, uses geometric shapes and represents nature in design. Beginning students will design their own piece using straight lines to create organic shapes.





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    Art Vocabulary

    Elements of Art: Line, Color, Form, Shape, Space, Texture, Value

    These are used to evaluate the quality of an artwork.

    They are:

    Line: A path that leads your eye to a specific place.

    Color: Creates a visual sensation of emotion in people.

    Shape: A two-dimensional area contained with a line, has length and width

    Form: A three-dimensional object that takes up space, has mass and volume

    Space: A 3-dimensional volume that can be empty or full of objects. Artwork contains positive and negative space.

    Texture: What something feels like or looks like it feels like. Surface quality, both simulated and actual.

    Value: How light or dark a color is.


    Principles of Design: Balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm and unity.

    The choice and arrangement of elements of art in an artwork.

    They are:

    Balance: The equal distribution of weight, both visual and actual.

    Contrast: Refers to difference in value, color, texture, shape and other elements. Creates visual excitement in the work.

    Emphasis/Focal Point: Used by artists to create a center of interest and focus in their work.

    Movement: Used by artists to direct viewers through their work.

    Pattern: Uses the art elements in planned or random repetition to enhance artwork.

    Rhythm: The repetition of visual movement – color, shape or line.

    Repetition: An element that repeats itself to create rhythm and balance in design.

    Unity: All the elements of design work together to create unity. Everything looks like it is supposed to be there.


    Symmetry: To split a design into two, creating mirror images on both sides.

    Variety: To take all the shapes within the design and change them slightly, but not enough to disassociate them from one another.

    Proportion: The size relationship of shapes to one another.

    Artworld: Who made it, how it was made, why and where it was made.

    Composition: The plan, placement or arrangement of the elements in a work.

    Craftsmanship: The skill with which an artwork was made.

    Media (Medium, plural): The material or technique used by an artist to produce a work of art.

    Symbol: An image or visual quality that stands for an idea.


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