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Promise: Gold-leafing and Glass-encasing Flowers with Fahan Sky McDonagh

November 2, 2019 @ 1:00pm to November 2, 2019 @ 4:00pm



Transform natural objects such as petals, leaves, and small flowers into wearable works of art. Learn to design a unique piece of jewelry through instructor-led demonstrations and hands-on techniques including gold-leafing and glass-encasing.

Fahan Sky McDonagh creates sculpture, prints, photography, installation and jewelry using many techniques. She intuitively responds to observations found in nature and translates that emotional connection to space. Central themes in her work are time, impermanence and place. She is drawn to edges—the essential organic repeating line of the landscape. Considered abstract forms come to life from positive and negative space when illuminated.

· Advance registration required, Limited places available.

· No experience necessary. Suitable for all levels.

· Withdrawal deadline is one week prior to the start date of this workshop.

· All materials and tools provided.





Fahan Sky McDonagh was raised in Melbourne Beach, Fl. As a child, she spent most of her free time outside exploring the landscape. Her background of closely observing nature informs her sculpture and installation work. Recently, Fahan is using glass, found objects and 24kt gold leaf to open a visual dialogue about the preciousness of nature and our responsibility toward it. Light and shadow, an ephemeral moment captured or an emotional connection to place are central themes that inspire her work.

McDonagh received an MFA in Glass Sculpture from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York in 2013. She has attended residencies and symposiums at North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland and Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. “Satori,” her thesis exhibition, was selected for publication in the Corning Museum of Glass’ New Glass Review 35 as well as Art Glass Today 2. Her latest glass installation “Promise” has been juried into four exhibitions this year including Aqua Miami in December 2017. She currently teaches as a visiting artist around the country and runs a studio practice in Orlando, Fl.

This workshop is made possible thanks to the generous support of ART BRIDGES.

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