Julija Vaiciene (she is a paintress and professional of stained glass)
When people inform before one day, the excursions of 1 academic hour are organized for free for groups of 3 15 persons.
Professional artists give lectures of various levels:
1. Coming of glass:
History of glass from Egypt till Lithuania; stained glass school in Lithuania, its palmy days; methods of work with glass, tools, stages; preparation of one work: composition, selection of glass.
2. Demonstration of making of stained glass 1:
Methods of work with glass, tools, stages; according to selected method everyone makes a work separately in accordance with prepared patterns; selection of glasses, cutting, polish, painting on glass till the preparation of glass for roasting or mounting.
3. Demonstration of making of stained glass 2:
Methods of work with glass, tools, stages; presentation of different technologies and styles, creation of design, preparation of cartoons and patterns; selection of glasses, cutting, polish, painting, engraving and matting on glass, mounting of stained glass.
History and presentation of activity
Gallery workshop "Vitrazo manufaktura" was established in order to call people's attention to stained glass as to the monumental art, which glorifies Lithuania in Europe and in the whole world, to reveal the beauty of stained glass, its value, the uniqueness of this branch of art, when wonderful works are created from this breakable material. From long-ago stained glasses were the most impressive accent when decorating monumental buildings churches, castles of grandees, public buildings. The oldest stained glasses are derived from Noah times, when glass was equal to gems. Glass glowed in all colours and beautified people and their environment.
"Vitrazo manufaktura" was established in Stikliu Street not incidentally, it was established in order to prolong the tradition of urbanistic heritage of city. Here, from the XVI century, glass craft had flourished, the people on the spot and arrivals masters craftsmen from Europe created here.
Performing our activity we try to recall, that monumental stained glass is ongoing in Lithuania and that young children need stimulation educating respecters and creators of this branch. We want to present this art to various sets of society. Demonstrative making of stained glass and trainings, exhibition of works and its sale take place here. We are the search base of potential customers for painters, producers of stained glass. We organize contests for bigger commissions. We offer consultations with professional masters. We collaborate with architects and interior designers. We organize authorial exhibitions and we offer original gift ideas.