Want to create thick glass panels that have great dimension and depth?


In this 5-day Master Class, I will teach you how to apply enamel to glass layers, then stack and fuse these layers into solid panels. Topics covered include:


  • design and image selection
  • composition and layout
  • maximizing the sense of depth and dimension in your work
  • discussion of enamels and how they respond to fusing temperatures
  • painting medium and tools
  • how to mix and apply enamels
  • fusing schedules
  • bubble control
  • kiln loading instructions
  • finishing techniques
  • plus, I now include a special unit describing everything abut my fog techniques


The emphasis of this workshop is on the processes involved in creating thick panels that include great dimension. It is not primarily a painting workshop, however many painting tips and techniques are also provided. Although drawing and painting experience is helpful, it is not required. Prior kiln-work experience is helpful.


Students will complete several initial exercises and 2 complete projects during this class, and are encouraged to choose and bring to the class printed images for compositions they would like to use for these projects. Important image selection guidelines will be provided prior to class.



In my Creating Dimension Online Masterclass, I’ll teach you how to make beautiful, painted thick panels that include great depth and dimension.


Two sessions are scheduled in early 2023:


  • Session 1: January 23 – 27, 2023
  • Session 2: March 20 – 24, 2023


The course fee is $1195, which includes all materials.
You are asked to bring a respirator, dust mask, or a cloth mask while working with powders.  Paintbrushes are provided, but feel free to bring yours if you have a favorite set.


These workshops will all be held in my home studio at the Coachella Valley Art Center, in Indio, California.   We are situated in the Coachella Valley, a desert location that is a very popular tourist area during the winter, with daytime temperatures usually in the upper 60s to the lower 80s.  Travel information can be found here.


To reserve your seat, contact Paul Messink (via email at  A $500 deposit holds your seat in the class, with the balance of $695 due on the first day of class.  Class hours are 9am to 5pm Monday thru Thursday, and 9am to about 2pm on Friday.  You must be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend.  Class sizes are small (no more than 6 students).


Note:  If you have purchased my 4-course video series, your live workshop course fee will be reduced by $200.  And any students who complete the live 5-day workshop can then purchase the complete video series for just $99, a savings of $200.  (Contact me at Paul@PaulMessink for details.)

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