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Crafts for Kids with the UHEC: Reverse Glass Painting - ONLINE

 Registration is closed for this event
Learn about reverse glass painting and then apply this technique and create their own guardian angel painting on glass.

Reverse glass painting is an art form that consists of paint being applied to the back of glass and then viewed by turning the glass over and looking through the glass at the image. This form of painting has been used for centuries throughout the world, including Ukraine. Many Ukrainian artists used this technique when painting scenes of their villages, landscapes, people in folk costumes, and in iconography in the Ukrainian Orthodox or Ukrainian Catholic traditions.

Suitable for grade school aged children. Seating is limited to 12 participants.

Taught by Oksana Pasakas, UHEC Education Programs Coordinator.

You must purchase your own supplies for this workshop. 

SUPPLIES LIST and sketches

This event is FREE and will take place ONLINE via GoToMeeting®, but registration is required. 

Supplies needed for this project:

  • Glass frame with a removable back, either 8x10 or 5x7 size (could be something you already have at home or purchased at the Dollar Tree or similar store)
  • Printed guardian angel image from this packet (either the 5x7 or 8x10 size)
  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Acrylic Paint (various colors of your choosing)
  • Paint Brushes (various sizes)
  • Plate or paint palette
  • Cup of water to wash paint brush
  • Paper Towels
  • Protected work surface
  • Blow Dryer (with a low heat setting)


UHEC folk art programming is made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.



October 18th, 2020 1:30 PM through  3:00 PM
Voluntary donation $ 1.00