Aesop's Fables in Fused Glass with Visiting Artist Joseph Cavalieri
This intriguing and challenging class will result in a finished fused faux stained glass panel based on an Aesop's Fable. First, students choose a fable, and then, under Cavalieri’s instruction, students will design and learn different processes to add imagery onto glass. The techniques shared in class include painting, airbrushing (using an atomizer), sandblasting, and ‘pen-and-ink drawing’ (using a crow-quill pen). We will also be silk-screening images onto the glass using pre-made screens Joseph brings. Images will be added to different colors of glass then fused together. Students do not need to be great painters for this class, as they could trace found images onto the glass.
Final work will be fused together to make a colorful faux stained glass panel decorated with hand-painted and printed images. Cavalieri will also share information on lighting, framing work and marketing.
October 12-15, 2018
10am - 5pm daily
Instructor: Joseph Cavalieri
In 2010 Joseph Cavalieri established CAVAglass, a glass studio in the East Village of New York City. His focus is on making private and public commissions, teaching private classes, and making one of a kind glass art, using methods created by Medieval stained glass artists.
Joseph’s work can be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Italian American Museum, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Stax Museum, in the collections of two Simpson’s writers in Los Angeles, and on the Our Lady of Sorrow Church in Itaparica, Brazil.
Private and public art commissions include a MTA Arts for Transit public art installation at the Philipse Manor Train Station in Westchester, New York, and a 6-foot-round stained glass window at Our Lady of Sorrow Church on the island of Itaparica, in Brazil. Joseph has collaborated with illustrator R. Crumb and Alpha & Chris Hipkiss.
His teaching credentials include over 30 workshops in the USA, South America and Europe, including Corning Glass, Berlin Glas and Penland School of Craft. He has been invited to 14 art residencies in the US, South America, Europe, Australia and India, including the Open Studio Program at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. In 2015 Cavalieri was invited to be the keynote speaker for the Glass Society of Ireland and NCAD Conference.