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Crafts for Kids with the UHEC: Easter Reverse Glass Painting workshop

 Registration is closed for this event
In this workshop, young artists will learn to apply this technique and create their own 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.

May Ukrainian artists used this technique when painting scenes of villages, landscapes, people in folk costumes, and in iconography in the Ukrainian Orthodox or Greek Catholic traditions.

In this workshop, young artists will learn to apply this technique and create their own painting on glass (supply list provided in the workshop packet).

You must provide your own supplies for this workshop, and may require adult supervision for very young children.

Suitable for grade school aged children. 

Taught by Oksana Pasakas, UHEC Education Programs Coordinator 

This event will take place ONLINE, but registration is required. 

Supplies List and Handout

Supplies list 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 pattern from the handout 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)


This workshop is FREE, but registration is required. The day before the event, you will get a personalized link to access the workshop.

Donations gratefully accepted.


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.

April 18th, 2021 1:30 PM through  2:30 PM
Voluntary donation $ 1.00