Workshop Date: 19 - 23 March 2018
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Wokshop Fee: 850 Dollar
Class Description: In this class students will create a highly detailed
stained glass window based on an Aesop or Turkish fable.
Techniques taught and practiced in class include hand painting, air
brushing (using an atomizer), ‘pen-and-ink drawing’, as well as silkscreening
images with enamel paints onto stained glass. We will be
making silk-screens in class from the students art or from existing art.
Once the glass is painted we kiln fire the work permanently onto the
glass. We will be cutting, copper foiling and soldering. Most of these
techniques are based on methods that date back to Medieval times and
used in stained glass windows in Cathedrals throughout Europe.
As in Cavalieri’s past classes he will share information on lighting and
framing your work, worksheets to help you better focus on your work
and life, and present a ‘Marketing for Artists’, and ‘Artist Residencies’
lectures. A great class for beginner students and more advanced
In his art career, Joseph Cavalieri finds his most popular works start
with a strong concept and take discipline and hours of concentration
to complete. Collectors can see this when deciding to buy art. This is
exactly what we will be leaning in class. Students do not have to be
experts at painting, they can choose to trace existing images in class.
We will use kilns (more students more kilns, kiln shelfs, kiln paper),and have one firing each night.
Joseph Cavalieri is an awardwinning native New York artistand educator. His work can beseen in the permanent collectionof the Museum of Arts andDesign, the Italian AmericanMuseum, the Leslie-LohmanMuseum, and the Stax Museum.He has produced privateand public art commissionsincluding a MTA Arts forTransit public art installation atthe Philipse Manor Train Stationin Westchester, New York.His work has been collectedby Morgan Spurlock, and twoSimpson’s writers.Cavalieri’s aim is to mergecontemporary imagery withthe time-honored processes ofpainted stained glass, a materialwith a powerful spiritual history.He incorporates contemporarycolors and design and often addshumor.His technique was originallycreated by Medieval stainedglass artists, and used enamelpaints which were made ofground glass, metals andpigment. These paints wereapplied to the glass surface thenkiln fired at a temperature of 1300 degrees Fahrenheit (700degrees Celsius). Once cooled,the glass was soldered together.Cavalieri updates this historicprocess by incorporating silkscreening and airbrushingtechniques, along with handpainting. His finished art is set into wall hung light boxes withinternal LED lighting.The LED lights us littleelectricity, and come with a 46inch long electrical cord with asmall transformer that plugs into a standard US outlet.