1. What technique of art is taught at The Glorious Glass Art Boutique?
We teach a mosaic-like technique in which one applies either large pieces of glass or crushed glass to a painted canvas in order to enrich a background painting or uses the glass to be the main theme of the piece. Once the glass (or other medium) has been laid out to create the art, we cover it with resin. The art is available for pickup 48 hours later.
2. How is it different from mosaic art?
It’s not very different. Typically, creating mosaic art requires one to glue flat pieces of glass onto a hard and heavy surface and then grouting it. We use a lightweight canvas that serves as the background onto which you can add large chunks of glass or even piles of crushed glass. Resin is used to hold everything together instead of grout. This is actually a wonderful thing because the resin is clear. This allows light to pass through it which shows off the gorgeous glass!
3. Do I need to make a reservation?
Yes. Our sessions are by appointment only. 917-232-0136
4. Where are you located?
We are located at 2 Flowerfield St., Suite 27 St. James, NY.
5. Where can I park?
There is parking right in front of our shoppe.
6. Do I need to bring any materials with me to my session?
We provide all tools and materials. We suggest that you dress comfortably. We provide aprons, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
7. Do you offer large-sized canvases?
Yes! We offer larger sized pre-painted and pre-varnished canvases at The Glorious Glass Art Boutique. Please just call us to get a price estimate and to make sure we have the size you need available in our studio. (These large canvases are always a hit for families or friends working together!)
8. Can I bring my own canvas and only use your tools and glass?
Yes. Please just be sure to check with us ahead of time to make sure we have space available for you and we will provide you with an estimate based on the square footage of your canvas.
9. Is there an age requirement?
Not exactly. We offer Mommy and Me/Daddy and Me packages. They allow parents to work together with their child/children on one piece. They are a ton of fun for both parents and children! *For their own safety, children under the age of 10 must always work with an adult as there are always risks involved when working with glass.
10. Can I rent out the studio for a private party?
Yes! We offer children’s “Create Art and a Cupcake” themed parties along with our classic “Wine, Cheese, Chocolate and Art” parties for adults. (We supply the Cheese, Chocolate and Art supplies. We ask that you supply the wine.)
11. How long does it take?
Most people complete a 12 x 12 or 11x 14 piece in about 1 to 1.5 hours. However, there is no need to rush. Children generally finish their pieces in about 30-40 minutes.
12. Will my art be ready at the end of my session?
No. After you assemble your piece of art, it is set aside. Then, we cover it in resin for you. Pieces are available for pickup or shipment 48 hours after they are created.
13. I want to learn more about the resin process. Can I participate?
I’m afraid not. It can be a messy process! It’s also one which takes a lot of concentration. So, Anna completes the resin process herself after-hours. Each piece is ready for pickup 48 hours after it’s left in the studio. If you really want to learn more about it, there are informative videos on YouTube by searching for “epoxy resin”.
14. Will you ship my art?
Sure…we will take it to the UPS store where they will package, insure and ship it. In order to do so, we need some information from you. You may leave your information with us when visiting our studio or complete our Shipment Request Form ahead of time.
The average cost for shipment is $40. We will be happy to provide your cc and contact info to the UPS store. From that point on, it is handled directly between you and UPS. UPS will contact you with any questions.
15. Will the epoxy yellow?
Yes. All epoxies and varnishes yellow slowly over time. However, please keep in mind that it is very subtle. The resin we use has the highest amount of UV inhibitor that’s available today. The change is only noticeable if you hold two pieces next to each other and compare them. Even then, as long as the entire piece is covered in resin, the change is hardly noticeable. What’s wonderful is that the resin really brings out the radiance in the glass. So, it’s totally worth it!
16. Do you take glass donations?
We are very grateful to anyone who is able to donate any broken lampshades, platters, cups, etc. from home! Unfortunately, we do not have use for broken bottles at this time.