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J. Kenneth Leap

Born in Camden, NJ, J. Kenneth Leap painted and exhibited watercolors in his teens before entering the Rhode Island School of Design. A trip to Germany sparked his interest in glass painting, a medieval technique that would form the basis for his future professional work. Now, 20 years after opening his studio, The Painted Window, J. Kenneth Leap is primarily recognized for his achievements in the field of architectural stained glass. His public artworks include a skylight illustrating the history of NJ in the Annex of the NJ Statehouse, “The Atlantic Globe” for the lobby of Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ and major installations at the Veteran's Memorial Home in Vineland, NJ. In 1994 Leap was invited to relocate his studio, and become an artist-in-residence at the Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center, in Millville, NJ. Leap has taught workshops and performed demos in traditional Glass Painting techniques at the Rhode Island School of Design, Tyler School of Art, and at the Glass Art Society annual conference. For more information visit the website www.jkennethleap.com.

 
 
 
J. Kenneth Leap: Workshop Abstracts and Bio
 
 
Designing with Glass Eye
 
Learn what the Glass Eye software can do to aid in designing stained glass windows 
and creating full-sized glass patterns. 
This course is perfect for those evaluating if a computer is the right design tool for them. 
The class is presented in a lecture/demo format. 
Those with laptops will want to download the 30-day free trial version of Glass Eye 
to follow along with the demo. 
However this is not necessary to get value out of the class. 
Students are provided with a lesson disk that they can work through at home. 
 
Photoshop Tricks for Designers
 
Adobe Photoshop Software is a pricey investment, but it can do, oh so much! 
Learn how one designer uses this tool to "think through & build" his designs, 
explore options & produce stunning proposal renderings. 
Photoshop can also solve some of your problems in laying out type for inscriptions, 
and prepping graphics for screen printing or photo sandblasting. 
Those who already work with Photoshop will learn some new tricks, 
beginners can evaluate if computer design is right for them. 
The class is presented in a lecture/demo format. 
It is not necessary to bring a laptop or own Photoshop to get value from the class.
 
About the instructor:
 
J. Kenneth Leap is primarily recognized for his achievements in the field of 
architectural stained glass. He has been designing & painting on glass for 20 years. 
Leap has taught workshops and performed demos at the Rhode Island School of Design, 
Tyler School of Art, and at the Glass Art Society annual conference. 
After an extended period of fence sitting he took the plunge and taught himself 
to design with a computer. 
He feels your pain!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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