Nina Nightingale's Charm School: Faux Stained Glass - Atlas Obscura Experiences

Nina Nightingale's Charm School: Faux Stained Glass

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What We’ll Do

Nina Nightingale's Charm School is in session.

From silhouette portraits and hair reliquaries to postage stamp flirtation and suffragette tea parties, join curiosity artist and host Nina Nightingale in exploring history's most fascinating disciplines and their hidden origins! During each hour-long virtual live show, Nina will guide you through the basics of a specific craft, tell you about its often surprising importance in the cultural landscape, and take any questions that might come up along the way. Part Home Ec, part AP History, Nina Nightingale’s Charm School won't teach you how to be more genteel, but you’ll learn why crafting was never that polite anyway.

In this episode of Charm School, we'll be looking at DIY stained glass! Stained glass has come a long way from its origins as reverent religious iconography and the classic lamps of Louis Comfort Tiffany. It’s now used in all manner of decor and objets d’art from signage to sculpture. In this episode, we’ll discuss lots of fun facts and sordid stories behind a few select weird and wonderful art pieces and then learn a fun and easy way to make your own faux stained glass with inexpensive materials you’re likely to already own.

Class Supplies, if you wish to work along:

- a glass picture frame or window

- white school glue

- clear school glue

- acrylic paints (black and other colours)

- craft knife or razor blade

- paintbrush

- a printed image you’d like to transfer (coloring book pages work well!)

- clear acrylic spray sealant

Where We’ll Be

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About Your Host
Nina Nightingale
Nina Nightingale

Hello! My name is Nina Nightingale and I am a professional fine artist practicing the very rare art of SILHOUETTE PORTRAITURE, in which I cut your likeness from paper with no writing instruments—simply freehand drawing with scissors. This art of "shadow cutting" was popular before photography was made affordable. Silhouette portraiture is one part history and one part how-does-she-do-it?

What Else You Should Know

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Dates and Availability
  • Tue, Jul 27, 2021
    7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
    $15
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