Profession glass painter

Glass painters design and create visual art on glass or crystal surfaces and objects such as windows, stemware and bottles. They use a variety of techniques to produce decorative illustrations ranging from stenciling to free-hand drawing.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Artistic
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Intellectual property law

    The regulations that govern the set of rights protecting products of the intellect from unlawful infringement.

Skills

  • Paint surfaces

    Use brushes and rollers to apply a coat of paint to a prepared surface evenly and without leaving drops.

  • Use painting techniques

    Apply painting techniques such as 'trompe l'oeil', 'faux finishing' and aging techniques.

  • Contextualise artistic work

    Identify influences and situate your work within a specific trend which may be of an artistic, aesthetic, or philosophical natures. Analyse the evolution of artistic trends, consult experts in the field, attend events, etc.

  • Submit preliminary artwork

    Submit preliminary artwork or art project plans to clients for approval, leaving room for additional suggestions and changes.

  • Articulate artistic proposal

    Identify the essence of your artistic project. Identify strong points to be promoted in order of priority. Identify the target audience, and the communication media. Communicate key ideas and adapt them to selected media.

  • Create sketches

    Draw sketches to prepare for a drawing or as a standalone artistic technique.

  • Gather reference materials for artwork

    Gather samples of the materials you expect to use in the creation process, especially if the desired piece of art necessitates the intervention of qualified workers or specific production processes.

  • Develop visual elements

    Imagine and apply visual elements such as line, space, colour, and mass to express emotions or ideas.

  • Work independently as an artist

    Develop one's own ways of doing artistic performances, motivating oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

  • Create artwork

    Cut, shape, fit, join, mould, or otherwise manipulate materials in an attempt to create a selected artwork - be the technical processes not mastered by the artist or used as a specialist.

  • Create original paintings

    Create paintings, drawing from your experience, inspiration and techniques.

  • Use artistic materials for drawing

    Use artistic materials such as paint, paintbrushes, ink, watercolours, charcoal, oil, or computer software to create artwork.

  • Select artistic materials to create artworks

    Select artistic materials based on strength, colour, texture, balance, weight, size, and other characteristics that should guarantee the feasibility of the artistic creation regarding the expected shape, color, etc. - even thought the result might vary from it. Artistic materials such as paint, ink, water colours, charcoal, oil, or computer software can be used as much as garbage, living products (fruits, etc) and any kind of material depending on the creative project.

  • Maintain an artistic portfolio

    Maintain portfolios of artistic work to show styles, interests, abilities and realisations.

Optional knowledge and skills

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