J Kenneth Leap

The Design Challenge: Trial by Fire

This workshop, based on classwork and field assignments, will teach participants how to approach a design challenge. Using a mock competition format, you will be coached through the site visit, the interview, and the design development stage, but can you meet your client’s expectations without sacrificing your own? This fast paced workshop promises to be informative and entertaining for artists of all experience levels.

J Kenneth Leap opened his studio The Painted Window in 1987 a year after earning a BFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design. 2 years later, he received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and is known for his public art installations throughout New Jersey. 

He is an ambassador artist for the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, NJ where he has maintained his primary studio since 1994. In 2006 he was recognized with the title of artist-in-residence at Glencairn Museum in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania. 

In 2010 he began teaching stained glass at Bryn Athyn College and was instrumental in the development of Bryn Athyn College’s BFA program in the Building Arts. 

Most recently, he opened a showroom in his hometown of Runnemede, NJ. 

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