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Digital Stained Glass Workshop

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February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

* Deerlake Gallery Hours: Closed Sunday/Monday and all holidays

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About the Workshop


Design a stunning stained glass panel that will be on display for Luminescence V, our Winter celebration of all things illuminated!

The Burnaby Arts Council is hosting a workshop taught by local artist Steven Smethurst, designing a digital stained glass window which will be brought to life and installed at the Deer Lake Gallery for Luminescence V at the end of March.


What will you be creating? 

In this workshop attendees will learn how to design and make a unique illuminated digital stained glass window. The illuminated digital stained glass window is animated using fully programmable RGB LEDs and a microprocessor. The effect is a dazzling display of lights. This workshop consists of designing the layout and segments on a sheet of paper. Then attendees will converting the image into a vector using inkscape (Free Windows/MAC/Linux application). 

The vector file is then used to cut out of foam on a desktop CNC router. Each panel will be 12″x12″x4″. The panels will then be put on display for Luminescence V show, afterwards you can take them home and display it in your home!



  • No experience required.
  • A laptop is required. It is recommended to bring an external mouse
  • All ages are welcome.
  • Ages 13 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.


Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020

Time: 12 – 5 pm (Duration: 4 hours)

Where: Deer Lake Art Gallery

Cost: $125 per person 

Spots open: 4


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About the instructor

Steven Smethurst is a Vancouver based maker, hacker, and installation artist. Steven primarily works with light and technology. Light changes everything around it. It’s messy and bleeds into and over everything. It is loud and demands attention but its effects are temporary. Remove the light from the environment and the environment returns to its natural, unaltered state. Steven’s technological background adds unique interactive elements to his work. His work reacts to people, inviting them to touch, play and interact with his installations. “To gain a deeper understanding of art, you need to touch and interact with it”.