Our tentative schedule and class descriptions can be found here: 2018 Long Beach Conference Pamphlet

On location at The Judson Studio, Bullseye Glass Resource Center and at the Westin Long Beach Hotel. We have an amazing line-up of instructors: Narcissus Quagliata, Tim Carey, Indre McCraw, Stacy Lynn Smith, Ralph Mills, & Rich Lamonthe! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity – Register Today!

Class Descriptions

Glass Painting; Critters and Creatures with Indre McCraw 

Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17, 9am – 4pm; with a brief follow-up Monday night the 18th.

Indre McCraw shares her process and tooling in this take on the traditional, introductory glass painting class. Emphasis will be on creating original single piece works with minimal firings.

The class will cover introduction to use and care of glass paint and tools; process of painting from conception to finish: concepts, thumbnail, full size, interpretation and approach, technical painting, layers and firing; establish the “play” approach to rendering with confidence with emphasis on experimentation; mini demos (possible cameo by Kathy Barnard) with lots of doing; students take away 3 – 4 fired samples.

Course includes transport from the Westin Long Beach to and from Judson Studios 143 and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday for SGAA Conference registrants.
Indre has been a glass painter and designer for over twenty years. Indre graduated with a BFA in Illustration and Art Education in 1994 from Parsons School of Design. In 1996, after working as a textile designer in NYC’s fashion district, she became the third apprentice and Kress Foundation fellow of the St Ann’s stained glass conservation program where she had first been introduced to the field as an intern in 1993. While training in conservation techniques, it became clear that her interest and aptitude were specifically geared towards stained glass replication painting. Indre has replicated work for the Stanford White Cottage in Montauk; The Thomas Edison House in New Jersey; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, most notably for the Langon Chapel at the Cloisters. Her original painting and design work can be seen at Princeton University’s Ivy Club, Yale University, and at Temple Beth Or in Maple Glen, PA. (http://www.indremccraw.com)


Image Making in Fused Glass with Narcissus & Tim 

Saturday & Sunday, June 16 & 17, 9am – 4pm; with a brief follow-up Monday night the 18th.

Narcissus Quagliata & Tim Carey join forces again, this time to teach in their own studio space! Immerse yourself in The Judson Studios new, state-of-the art stained glass and kilnforming facility.

This class will examine the relationship between painting on glass with vitreous enamels and fusing. Participants will learn about combining methods to make images that can be at once both very crisp and concrete while also having passages that seem to float or even dissolve.

Course includes transport from the Westin Long Beach to and from Judson Studios 143 and lunch on both Saturday and Sunday for SGAA Conference registrants.
Born in Rome, Narcissus Quagliata studied painting with Giorgio De Chirico before moving to the US at age 19 and completing his fine arts training at the San Francisco Art Institute. Known for his pioneering work in the painterly use of frit, stringer, and sheet glass, the artist continues to develop methods that allow for an even greater sense of fluidity, both in process and in finished results. Quagliata’s recent monumental glass works include one built on Michelangelo’s last Roman basilica and another in a Taiwanese transportation station. He’s the subject of Narcissus Quagliata: Archetypes and Visions in Light and Glass, published in 2012.

Tim Carey is the Creative Director at The Judson Studios, where he designed and oversaw the production of the “Resurrection Window” – a three year-long effort resulting in the creation of largest fused glass window in the world. He now uses those ground-breaking techniques in leading the newest division at Judson: launched with the intention of fostering creative experimentation in glass. He works with contemporary artists, designers, and architects on public art, fine art works, private residences, commercial spaces, and religious institutions.


Restoration 101 with Ralph Mills 

Saturday, June 16, 9am – 5pm

So, you’ve been doing this thing called stained glass for some time now and you’re pretty darn good at it. Then along comes “So-in-so” and asks you to re-lead their 100-year-old window. “Ahhhhhhhhh…… sure I can do it” you say. After all, how hard can it be? Truth be told, it’s not that hard if you know how to do it. It is however, a whole different animal compared to new work. No doubt about it, restoration work is more involved and more complicated.

Not to worry. Join stained glass veteran Ralph Mills and learn the ABC’s of restoration. Topics include documentation, rubbings, disassembly, cleaning, glass conservation, glazing, cementing, finishing and many more “secrets” of restoration. No need to shy away from those lucrative restoration projects any longer!

In his thirty-year involvement in the art and craft of stained glass, Ralph has been in the position to direct and participate in the conservation, preservation, restoration and protection of countless historic stained glass windows from all areas of the country east of the Mississippi river. He is the production manager at Pittsburgh Stained Glass and is currently chairman of the restoration committee of the Stained Glass Association of America.

Class will be held on site at the West Long Beach. Lunch is not included, but ample time is provided for a generous lunch break.


Glass Lamination with Rich Lamothe 

Saturday, June 16, 9am – 5pm & Sunday, June 17, 9am – 1pm

This introductory workshop presents a new method of combining the functionality of modern architectural glazing substrates, such as insulated glass and safety glass, with the tradition of stained glass artistry. Lamination techniques offer a practical solution for stained glass designs that can be efficiently combined with acid etching, painting, and abrasive etching processes to provide an economical architectural-design solution.

Class will be held on site at the West Long Beach. Lunch is not included, but ample time is provided for a generous lunch break.

Rich Lamothe established Glass Strategies in 2004 (http://glassstrategies.com/). They quickly surged to the top of their industry thanks to their experienced team and cutting edge facilities. They serve a remarkable list of clients both national and international. “From the miniature to the monumental, we bond art and science as deftly and creatively as we bond glass. Now, there’s nothing glass can’t do.”

A Huge Thank You to Bohle and Glass Strategies for Sponsoring this class!

 

 


Pre-Conference Classes: June 16 & 17

On location at The Judson Studio, Bullseye Glass Resource Center and at the Westin Long Beach Hotel. We have an amazing line-up of instructors: Narcissus Quagliata, Tim Carey, Indre McCraw, Stacy Lynn Smith, Ralph Mills, & Rich Lamonthe! Don’t miss this amazing opportunity – Register Today!