March 9, 2017 | 6:oo-7:00 PM Free for SGS Members
$10 donation for general public
Join us in welcoming Mark Hufford for a talk on his journey into the fired arts. Mark will discuss his fine art background from which he draws inspiration. He’ll also talk about the changes he needed to make from his training in traditional art mediums to painting on glass.
Light refreshments will be provided.
ABOUT MARK HUFFORD
My name is Mark Hufford. I am an artist, freelance graphic designer, art instructor, and small business owner. Originally from Perrysburg, Ohio, and a transplant in Texas for over 30 years now.
I have been drawing since the age of 4 and my passion in art is using graphite while exploring ever nuance and technique with pencil and paper. I enjoy teaching beginners in drawing how to observe and see things differently in life and chip away at the information our brains store in what we know versus what we actually see. The mind many times just fills in the blanks and we miss a lot of important information due to this fast paced life we all live.
In addition to running a small family business, I teach private drawing and art instruction to individuals with that hidden desire to be creative and learn. I teach drawing in graphite, soft pastels, and scratchboard for the beginner to intermediate level.
I currently teach fused glass workshops using Colors for Earth fired glass enamels as well as graphite drawing workshops. I have applied my decades of fine art and graphic design experience creating fresh and dynamic designs for the fused glass community. The application techniques I teach are adapted from many of the art mediums in which I have experience. The focus on my application techniques provides students with an increased awareness and building on their observation skills to create realistic works.