Is it really possible to paint with glass?

Painting with Glass aims to give you the opportunity to engage deeply with the Fused Glass techniques uncovered by Narcissus Quagliata as part of his 30 years journey in the glass kiln-forming field. 

This course gives you the opportunity to explore the secrets of fusing entirely online, from anywhere in the world.

You’ll study various approaches, on how to really paint with glass, which will broaden your range of skills, help you focus on your creativity and message, and melt it into the glass with ease and confidence.

Zoom Sessions Calendar

The Class includes a Welcome Session, and 3 LIVE Sessions to Discuss the Techniques and Ask Questions.

  • Welcome Session

    Zoom Session on August 24th, 2022 at 9:00 AM Pacific time.

  • 3 LIVE Sessions with Q&A

    Zoom Session on September 21st, October 26th, and November 30th, 2022 at 5:00 PM Pacific time.

  • The Narcissus Post

    Narcissus will be doing pre-recorded video posts to address questions and comment on the group progress in between LIVE Sessions.

All Zoom Monthly Sessions are scheduled on a Wednesday at 5:00 PM, Pacific time

August 24, September 21, October 26, and November 30, 2022.

5:00 PM Los Angeles

6:00 PM Denver

7:00 PM Chicago

8:00 PM New York

Thursday 25, 12:00 PM Sydney

Thursday 25, 2:00 PM Auckland

What's Included in this Course?

This twelve-week course, covers more than 40 exercises that artists can apply to transform glass into the imagery and message that they want to create.

  • Detailed Video Explanations on the phylosophy and the technical aspects behind each exercise

  • Full Access to all the recordings*

  • Zoom Welcome Session with Narcissus, to set the right mindset and work plan to make the most of this 3-month process.

  • Access to 3 LIVE 90 min. Zoom Sessions with Narcissus with time for discussion and Q&A.**

  • Narcissus Video Posts with commentary on the students' progress and most common questions.

  • Private Facebook Group to post your progress and get in touch with the community.

Painting with Glass

A Learning System to take your Art Beyond Painting

Detailed Video Lessons

  • Detailed Explanations

    Each demonstration is explained in detail and accompanied by commentary designed to get more familiar with the process and its possibilities.

  • Pre-Recorded Exercises

    You get full access to the pre-recorded videos so you can pause and review every detail of the described exercise. The content is gradually delivered to give you time to focus and master each step.

  • Mindset

    Insightful commentary to gain a better understanding of glass, and its behavior. And how to use it to your advantage.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to use this course

    • INTRODUCTION: Transforming the Glass

    • Before we begin...

    • Your Welcome Session | August 24th, 2022 at 5:00 PM

    • Bonus! Welcome Session | August 23rd, 2022 at 9:00 AM

    • Bonus! Welcome Session | August 24th, 2022 at 9:00 AM

    • Don't Forget to join and Post in the Private Facebook Group!

  • 2

    NEW! Firing Up the Kiln

    • NEW! Narcissus and Quentin talk about How to Fire Up the Kiln

    • NEW! Bullseye Glass Useful Info & Resources

  • 3


    • Introduction to Stackers

    • Preparation

    • Circles & Squares

    • Glass Brushstroke

    • Weaving Glass

    • Including Clear vs No Clear

    • Random Scraps

    • Stringer Lines on Cut Glass

    • Unique Scrap Construction

    • Angled Flow

    • Melt, Crush, and Melt Again

    • Exploring Line Melt

    • The Quentin Review

    • Reworking Stackers

    • Stackers Final Review

    • Don't forget to leave comments and publish some work on the FB Private Group

    • The Narcissus Post

  • 4


    • Introduction to Sliders

    • Preparation

    • Soft Fade Blue With Cut Glass and Frit

    • Frit Fades With & Without a Clear Base

    • Green, Blue & Amber Cut Glass With & Without a Clear Base

    • Pre-glued Shapes & Shifts on Amber & Blue

    • Pure Scrap Green Whirpool

    • Clear Glass Strips Base to Move Color

    • Large Geometric Color Stacks

    • Soft Amber Fade Imitating Blown Glass

    • Waterjet Scraps Capriccio

    • Classic Slider in Blues & Purple

    • Sliders Final Review

    • RELAX AND ENJOY: Next Lessons will be Gradually Released...

    • Don't forget to leave comments and publish some work on the FB Private Group

    • The Narcissus Post

    • NEW! The Narcissus Post

  • 5

    LIVE SESSION | September 21st, 2022 at 5:00 PM, L.A. time

    • Your LIVE Session Replay | From September 21st, at 5:00 PM Pacific

    • Bonus! LIVE Session Replay | From September 20th, at 9:00 AM Pacific

    • Bonus! LIVE Session Replay | From September 22th, at 9:00 AM Pacific

  • 6


    • Fused Triangles

  • 7


    • Introduction to Lace

    • Lace Demos 1, 2 & 3

    • Lace Demo 4

    • Lace Demo 5

    • Lace Demo 6

    • Lace Demo 7

    • Lace Demo 8

    • How to navigate the infinite possibilities...

    • Lace Demo 9

    • Lace Demo 10

    • Lace Demo 11

    • Lace Demo 12

    • Lace Demos 13 to 16

    • Lace Demo 17

    • Lace Demo 18

    • Lace Demo 19

    • Lace Demo 20 | Flower

    • Lace Demo 21 | Leaf

    • Lace Demo 22 | Plants

    • Lace Demo 23

    • Lace Fused Demos 1, 2 & 3

    • Concluding Thoughts on Lace

    • The Quentin Review

    • Lace Final Review Introduction

    • Lace Light Table Part 1

    • Lace Light Table Part 2

    • Lace Light Table Part 3

    • Don't forget to leave comments and publish some work on the FB Private Group

    • The Narcissus Post

  • 8

    LIVE SESSION | October 26th at 5:00 PM, L.A. time.

    • LIVE Session | October 26th, 2022 at 5:00 PM, Pacific Time

  • 9


    • Powder

    • Don't forget to leave comments and publish some work on the FB Private Group

    • The Narcissus Post

  • 10

    Color Palettes

    • Color Palettes

    • Don't forget to leave comments and publish some work on the FB Private Group

    • The Narcissus Post

  • 11


    • Line

    • Don't forget to leave comments and publish some work on the FB Private Group

    • The Narcissus Post

  • 12

    Combining all techniques

    • How to combine it all...

    • Don't forget to leave comments and publish some work on the FB Private Group

    • The Narcissus Post

  • 13

    LIVE SESSION | November 30th at 5:00 PM, L.A. time

    • LIVE Session | November 30th, 2022 at 5:00 PM, Pacific time

  • 14

    Bonuses & More Resources for You!

    • Please Join the Private Facebook Group!


  • Fully Online Platform

    Immediately after enrolling you will receive an email with your login details to access the pre-recorded lessons and exercises.

  • Release Dates and LIVE Sessions

    The course is broken down into manageable modules, designed to accelerate your learning process. Chapters will be released gradually to give you time to try each exercise and learn the philosophy behind them.

  • LIVE Sessions, Discussion and Q&A

    Narcissus will open each LIVE Session with a commentary about the techniques and then will allow the class to ask questions and comment. Zoom is a great tool to accomplish this purpose. We highly recommend that you connect to each class from a desktop or laptop with strong reliable internet access or a tablet with good WiFi.

The Teacher

Narcissus Quagliata

Narcissus Quagliata is considered one of the most significant contemporary artists in glass. He has defined a new pathway for the art of glass and is best known for his spectacular artworks in public spaces, which have drawn worldwide attention. The Dome of Light: Wind, Fire, and Time is the largest illuminated glass dome in the world. It is situated in the Central Station of the newly built Kaohsiung Rapid Transit metro system and is a landmark that has now become a tourist destination in Southern Taiwan. His captivating glass dome for the entry rotunda of the basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, designed by Michelangelo on the Roman ruins of the Baths of Diocletian in Rome, is well known for the use of light within the space to make manifest the movement and alignment of celestial bodies. His fine artworks in glass and his watercolors of the Archetypes and Mediterranean Treasures have been collected worldwide in museums and private collections. Most notably, these works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum in New York; De Young Museum in San Francisco; Oakland Museum in California; Chrysler Museum in Newport, VA; Museo de la Granja de San Ildefonso in Segovia, Spain; and in the Southeast Cultural Foundation in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.


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* Full Access to All Recordings and Class Materials for up to 36 months after your enrollment. **LIVE Sessions will be Scheduled in Advance, and with a limited number of attendees for teaching purposes. All LIVE sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the platform for later streaming.

Refund Policy: Since the course includes unique pre-recorded video access, once you log in your purchase is not refundable. The live class access may be exchanged for a later session, as long as you send notice one week prior to the date of the event, and only if a later session is available.