FYI: Notes & News

 

Announcements

The Stained Glass School, Inc., is actively seeking qualified professionals interested in teaching workshops and classes at the new location in Raytown, Missouri. Interested instructors should send description, outline of class, and materials list. Also include your curriculum vitae, a portfolio of work relevant to the class, and compensation requirements (i.e., teacher’s fee and expenses). Future class dates and schedules are being set for Winter, 2015; Spring of 2015; and the 2015 Conference Classes in Portland, Oregon. Please consider donating your teaching fee for your first class to help get the school started! Please send all information via email to headquarters@sgaaonline.com or to SGAA Headquarters, 9313 E. 63rd Street, Raytown, MO 64133.

SGAA Conference

Portland, Oregon — June 10 – 12, 2015: The Stained Glass Association of America is proud to announce that the 106th Annual Summer Conference will be hosted by Uroboros Glass Studios in Portland, Oregon. Eric and Lorna with their great team at Uroboros have worked with the Conference Committee to create an incredible conference. Details are still being put in place, but here are a few of the highlights you won’t want to miss!

Monday, June 8 & 9: Pre-Conference Classes: Traditional Painting, Intro to Fusing, Airbrush and Special Painting Techniques

Wednesday, June 10: Technical Lectures, including: Uroboros Welcome and History; Carmen Reynolds, Capacity of Glass; Walt Gorninier, Conceptual Designing; Rich Lamothe, Large Scale Lamination Concepts; Jon Rarick, Reusche Technical Lecture

Thursday, June 11: Lectures, including: Paul Pickel, Business Panel; Dan LeGree, Savoy Studios; David Schlicker, Povey – History of Stained Glass in Portland; David Judson, Judson Studios; Roger Thomas, Fusing Lecture; Restoration Committee Lecture

Friday, June 12: Stained Glass Tour, with stops at: Savoy Studios – totally awesome! Lecture will set up what you will see on tour. Uroboros will be the next stop for a tour, lunch, and shopping! Those who wish to return to the hotel will take one bus. Those who wish will go on a walking tour of several historic churches and return to the hotel on the Red Line.

Saturday, June 13: Post Conference Garden Tour – Extra Fee. We will be in Portland as all the flowers are blooming. This is a once-a-year opportunity for the gardeners, flower lovers and those who enjoy something very special in the SGAA. We will tour the Chinese Gardens, Formal Japanese Gardens, Rose Test Garden, and the Grotto.

International Conferences

Durham, England — Sep. 10–13, 2014: The Society of Glass Technology, at the University of Durham, will present GLASSAC14, the most recent in a series of international conferences on glass science in art and conservation. The core of the conference is a three-day program of oral presentations. The major objective is to promote interaction and discussion between people from all specialties within the arena of glass interest. When artists meet scientists, conservators meet contemporary glass artists, and business executives meet art historians, you can rely on fascinating and creative discussions taking place. The final day will also include a visit to York Minster and its famous medieval glazing. Visit www.glassac14.sgt.org for details and registration information.

Juried Exhibitions

Brea, California — January 24 – March 6, 2015: Third Clay & Glass Biennial: Juried and Invitation Exhibition. The City of Brea Art Gallery and the Association of Clay and Glass Artists of California will hold a national juried exhibition at the Brea Art Gallery. Two nationally recognized artists will jury the work: Mary White for glass, and Lana Wilson for clay. $1400 in prize money will be awarded. All types of handcrafted glass and ceramics are welcome as long as the artwork is composed of at least 75% clay and/or glass. Entry Deadline is Oct. 31, 2014. Visit www.acga.net for entry form and exhibition details.

Germantown, Maryland — Spring 2015 Sugarloaf Craft Festivals are now accepting applications from artists and craftspeople in all media for Spring 2015 Shows. Last year, more than 155,000 visitors spent more than $14 million at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. Artists can apply and discover more information about Sugarloaf Craft Festivals at www.sugarloafcrafts.com.

Apprenticeship Programs

Siena, Italy: The Vetrate Artistiche Toscane is accepting applications for its apprenticeship programs. There are apprenticeships lasting two months (January – February; March – April; November – December) and three lasting one month (May, August, and October). Although designed to be of benefit to the beginner and intermediate, advanced and professional glass artists have also found the apprenticeship useful to enhance their skills. Apprenticeships will be held in Siena in English and target most aspects of glass craft. Intensive hands-on courses are also available. Contact Vetrate Artistiche Toscane, Via della Galluzza 5, 53100 Siena, Italy; edu@glassisland.com; www.glassisland.com.

Educational Opportunities

Enders Island, CT: The St. Michael Institute for the Sacred Arts provides religious programs and seminars in the sacred arts, including stained glass, iconography, and other sacred arts. This unique retreat provides a special location to learn and further artistic studies. Contact 860.536-0565, or visit www.endersisland.com.

Oviedo, FL: Stained Glass Imagery offers classes designed for beginning students and as a refresher course to learn the craft of stained glass. Basic techniques such as glass cutting, pattern making, copper foiling and soldering will be introduced. They also offer classes through: Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL. For more information, contact tammy.stainedglassimagery@gmail.com or call 321.377.1492.

Deer Isle, ME: The Haystack Mountain School of Crafts sponsors a community of 85 participants, including staff, students, and internationally known faculty artists. Workshops explore creative arts, with lectures, presentations, and performances. Enrollment is limited. Haystack also sponsors spring and fall workshops for craft makers. Visit www.haystack-mtn.org.

Amherst, MA: Horizons to Go offers a wide variety of destinations for artistic vacations. Trips are a combination of education, inspiration, and fun. For current schedule of trips, contact horizons@horizons-art.com.

Williamsburg, MA: Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program offers intensive workshops in a variety of media as well as summer programs for high-school students. For application and classes, visit www.snowfarm.com.

Lansing, MI: Delphi Glass holds one-day, weekend, weekly, and special-event glass art classes. Call 800.248-2048, or visit www.delphiglass.com for details.

Wheaton Village, NJ: J. Kenneth Leap has 20-plus years of experience as a stained glass instructor. All tools and materials are provided. Small-group classes of no more than six are held at the Wheaton Arts; private classes are also available. Wheaton is one hour from Philadelphia or two hours from New York City. There is an on-site hotel. For detailed stained glass class information, visit www.jkennethleap.com.

Corning, NY: The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass offers 10-week classes in glassblowing, lamp-working, cold working, painting on glass, sandblasting, marble making, and bead making. Fall, Winter, and Summer courses are offered. For class schedules and detailed information, visit www.cmog.org/thestudio.

New York, NY: Creativity Workshop is dedicated to teaching people about their creativity and how to use it in all aspects of life, work, and creative expression. Workshops are available in New York and Europe. For more information, visit www.roadstocreation.com.

White Plains, NY: The SUNY/ Westchester Community College, through the Westchester Art Workshop, offers stained glass classes for credit. The instructor is Patricia O’Connell from The Glasserie. For more information, call 914.684-0094.

Portland, OR: Bullseye Glass Co. offers a wide variety of kiln-glass and glass torchworking classes and demonstrations during the Spring and Summer. Classes are taught by Bullseye staff instructors unless otherwise specified. Classes and special events are held at the Bullseye Resource Center. For more information about education activities at Bullseye Glass, visit: www.bullseyeglass.com/connection/education.

Bryn Athyn, PA: Hands-on summer workshops in stained glass, metal forging and stone carving taught by nationally recognized master craftsmen. Draw inspiration from the magnificent buildings of the Bryn Athyn Historic District, including their collection of more than 100 stained glass panels from the Middle Ages. There are two four-hour sessions each day, for four days. Designed to accommodate beginner and intermediate students. Small class sizes. Must be 18 to register. Bryn Athyn is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia with onsite apartment-style housing available. Each course qualifies for one Act 48 Professional Development Credit. For more information, contact Martha Gyllenhaal: 267-502-2569, Martha.gyllenhaal@brynathyn.edu.

Philadelphia, PA: Kathy Jordan has 20-plus years of glass painting experience and instruction. She is offering week-long painting intensives with co-instructor Ken Leap during October. Hands-on glass intensives reinforce the fundamentals and expand the glass painter’s repertoire with more advanced techniques. Private instruction is also available. For more information, call 610.891.7813 or email Kathy Jordan at aog1987@aol.com.

Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Glass Center is dedicated to teaching, creating, and promoting glass art. The 16,000-square-foot facility houses state-of-the-art studios in hot glass, flame working, cold working, casting, and kiln work. For an application and list of classes, visit www.pittsburghglasscenter.org.

Gatlinburg, TN: The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts offers five 11-month residencies in all media for pre-professional, self-directed artists mid-June thru May. Project includes $300 monthly stipend, private studio, housing, meals, exhibition space. Teaching and professional-development opportunities are also available. Spring and Summer Studio Assistantships, Work-Study, and Scholarships. Deadline: Spring, Jan. 15; Summer, April 15. Spring and Summer Workshops: Spring one-week workshops and summer one- and two-week workshops in various media are now available. Visit www.arrowmont.org for details on these projects and all that Arrowmont has to offer.

Ephraim, UT: Traditional Building Skills Institute at Snow College provides hands-on experience in traditional building skills for old and new construction. Workshops include stained glass restoration and more. Contact 435.283-7324, or visit www.snow.edu/tbsi.

Bennington College, VT: Bennington College in Vermont, through the North Country Studio Workshops, offers workshops in various arts and crafts. Applications can be found at www.northcountrystudioworkshops.org.

Readsboro, VT: Debora Coombs, of Coombs Criddle Associates, offers week-long stained glass classes in her studio during the summer and fall months. Hands-on classes will include rigorously structured design that teaches the fundamentals of stained glass via practical exercises in drawing, color selection, and glass painting. Special glass-painting classes will allow students to expand their glass-painting techniques. For information or application, call 802-423.5640, or e-mail debora@coombscriddle.com.

Bingen, WA: Peter McGrain has opened Peter McGrain Cascadia Studio, a new teaching facility in the Columbia River National Scenic Area. Small class sizes and extended studio hours allow students to receive maximum personal attention. An emphasis is placed on creativity and design. Go beyond the basic how-to stage. Great restaurants and accommodations are within walking distance. Scenic adventures and recreational activities abound. Whether you are an enthusiastic beginner or a seasoned professional, this is a fantastic opportunity for extended study. Students wishing to attend two consecutive sessions can qualify for a discount. Registrations are now being accepted for Springtime sessions. Contact Peter at mcgrain@gorge.net or visit www.petermcgrain.com.

Stanwood, WA: The Pilchuck Glass School was founded in 1971 by Dale Chihuly, Anne Gould Hauberg, and John H. Hauberg. Pilchuck is an international center for glass art education. Located on a former tree farm, two- and three-week classes are offered each summer in a broad spectrum of glass techniques as well as residencies for emerging and established artists working in all media. For more information, contact Sara Ball at sball@pilchuck.com, or call 206.621-8422 ext. 50.

International Educational Opportunities

Frauenau, Germany: Bild-Werk Frauenau is an art academy in the middle of the Bavarian Forest, with a strong emphasis on various courses in glass as well as other arts. For information, e-mail info@bild-werk-frauenau.de, or visit www.bild-werk-frauenau.de.

Waldsassen, Germany: For 75 years, the Glashütte Lamberts has been manufacturing beautiful mouth-blown clear and stained glass. In order to give artists a chance to incorporate Lamberts Glass into their projects, they have created the Zentrum für Glas Künst Design in Waldsassen. Outstanding artists will deliver insight into their world and work with Lamberts Glass for the seminar participants. The unique ambiance of the traditional glassworks will set the mood for a design workshop in cooperation with the artists. Guest artists included in the program are Guy Kemper, Andreas Dierig, Gunter Grohs, Stefanie Schönlau, Karl-Heinz Traut, Tobias Kammerer, Prf. Dr. hc. Johannes Schreiter, Thierry Boissel, and Raphael Seitz. To download the Seminar Journal and Registration Form, visit www.lamberts.de/en/company/seminare/premium-seminare.html.

Swansea, Wales, Great Britain: The Swansea Metropolitan University offers a series of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in architectural glass. Contact the Welsh School of Architectural Glass, Alexandra Road, Swansea, Wales, SA1 5DU, 011.1792.481117.

Gujarat, India: The Institute of Design Expression, Art and Learning (IDEAL) is an autonomous institute and was founded in 2003 by the Foundation of Art and Craft Expression, with the objective of providing an education in Art and Design in the relatively new-to-the-region media of glass, wood, and fabric design, ornamentation, and usage. Workshops were designed to teach students to work with the media. Over the years, the workshops evolved into highly integrated programs with a practical, hands-on approach. IDEAL focuses on developing visualization skills along with technical skills. IDEAL is located on the Gujarat University Campus. For more information, e-mail to ideal_rds@rediffmail.com.

Barcelona, Spain: The Center, Fundacio Centre del Vidre de Barcelona, fosters research and training in the glass arts. Courses include majors in design and glass arts, including conservation and restoration of stained glass. For more information, visit www.fcv-bcn.org, or e-mail vitrall@sct.ictnet.es.

Monthey, Switzerland: The Stained Glass and Fine Arts College offers a program of academic, technical, and artistic formation. Visit www.ecolevitrail.com.

Istanbul, Turkey: The Glass Furnace is a center for glass and fine arts. Choose from various two-week courses at levels from beginner to advanced. Visit www.glassfurnace.org.

York, United Kingdom: The University of York is offering a Masters program in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management. For more information, contact Sarah Brown, Course Director at www.york.ac.uk/history-of-art/prospective-students/postgraduate/ma-stained-glass/

Workshops

August 31 – Sep. 6, 2014 Glass Painting Workshop
Instructor: Debora Coombs
Fee: $720
Limit: Small class size
Materials: Materials Fee
Description: Students will learn to mix, thin, and apply kiln-fired, lead-free paints with an inexpensive, non-toxic food additive, plus techniques that enable lively, expressive trace-lines, printed effects using lace, plastic and rubber tools, and how to create faux textures such as stone, wood, fur and fabric.  Students may wish to work on self-portraits.
Location: Debora Coombs Studio, Readsboro, VT
Contact: Debora@coombscriddle.com

September 30 – October 3, 2014 Neon-Argon Techniques: As an Art Form and Indirect Light Source
Fee: $350
Instructor: Louis Curiel
Level: Any level
Credits: 18 Certification Hours
Limit: 6 students
Materials: Materials included
Description: Louis will instruct students in the basic concepts of neon-argon art and its various uses for stained glass. Students will learn the five basic procedures of fabrication to make and install a neon-argon unit. The basic gases, pumping techniques, and torch work will be employed so each student will understand the fabrication process, including both “bends” and “welds.” When the student completes the workshop, he will have an operational neon-argon unit that can be used as an indirect lighting source. Techniques for enclosures will be discussed so the finished units can be installed correctly into different types of projects. Basic equipment required to fabricate a working system will be reviewed. Though no supplies are required, students are asked to watch for used neon transformers for use in the workshop. October 3 will be an optional bonus class, Stained Glass Photography with SGQ Editor, Richard Gross. Open to all levels, with 6 Certification Hours. Learn to take publication-quality photographs that can be used to promote your work online and in print. Be sure to bring your digital camera manual. Richard will work individually with students to help them understand the full capability of their camera. Grace & Trinity Episcopal Cathedral is specifically chosen for its difficult-to-photograph windows; learn to take good pictures of windows like these, and you’ll find stained glass photography easy. Camera and tripod required. The class will then visit Kathy Barnard’s studio. Kathy will give us a tour of her contemporary stained glass designs and demonstrate the art of sandblasting.
Location: Stained Glass School, Raytown, Missouri
Contact: SGAA Heaquarters at 800.438.9581

Oct. 6–10, 2014: Glass Painting for the Artist Session I – Core Foundation
Instructor: Kathy Jordan and Ken Leap
Fee: $875
Limit: 8 Students
Materials: Included.
Description: This is a hands-on glass painting workshop that covers materials, tools, and terminology while emphasizing execution and technique. Ideal for the new glass painter and a valuable review to anchor a painter’s existing skill set. Includes: traditional glass painting techniques, airbrush, silver stain and enamels.
Contact: Kathy Jordan aog1987@aol.com, www.theartofglassinc.com, www.jkennethleap.com.

Oct. 13–17, 2014: Glass Painting for the Artist Session II – Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Kathy Jordan and Ken Leap
Fee: $875
Limit: 8 Students
Materials: Included.
Description: Hands-on glass painting intensives reinforce the fundamentals and expand the glass painter’s repertoire by introducing more advanced techniques. Students pursue individual projects. Includes: traditional glass and china painting techniques, airbrush, application of multiple mattes for one firing, silver stain, and enamels.
Contact: Kathy Jordan aog1987@aol.com, www.theartofglassinc.com, www.jkennethleap.com.

Oct. 20–24, 2014: Glass Painting for the Artist Session III – Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Kathy Jordan and Ken Leap
Fee: $875
Limit: 8 Students
Materials: Included.
Description: Hands-on glass-painting intensives reinforce the fundamentals and expand the glass painter’s repertoire by introducing more advanced techniques. Students pursue individual projects. Includes traditional glass and china painting techniques, airbrush, application of multiple mattes for one firing, silver stain, and enamels.
Contact: Kathy Jordan aog1987@aol.com, www.theartofglassinc.com, www.jkennethleap.com.

Oct. 21–24, 2014: Introduction to Glass Painting
Instructor: Jim M. Berberich
Fee: $600
Level: Any Level
Credits: 18 Certification Hours
Limit: 8 Students
Materials: Included.
Description: Jim will demonstrate the techniques and methods commonly used today. The class will include in-depth instruction and discussion on the tools, brushes, mixing agents, and glass paints to be used. The class project from start to finish will include the use of traditional glass paints, enamels, and silver stains and a variety of mixing agents. One-on-one instruction will help students learn quickly and develop good habits with ongoing help from Jim after the class through Facebook. The goal is for the student to leave with a clear and confident understanding of the fundamental skills of glass painting.
Location: Stained Glass School, Raytown, Missouri
Contact: SGAA Headquarters at 800.438.95181

FYI: Notes & News Announcements

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