How to build images using fused glass?

In this course, Narcissus uses a systematic approach to help students understand how the glass behaves when you use clear underneath or build your image directly on the shelf. 

He then focuses on how to use each kind of glass when building images: Frit, Powder, Rods, Stringers, etc. And the use of Enamel to enhance your graphics.

Finally, he goes hands-on building organic images using all the techniques discussed, as he takes time to discuss in-depth each of his decisions and how they affect the result of the final artwork. 

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 September 28th, 2022 at 5:00 PM Pacific time.

  • 3 LIVE Sessions with Q&A

    Zoom Sessions on October 19th, November 16th, and December 14th, 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

September 28, October 19, November 16, and December 14, 2022.

5:00 PM Los Angeles

6:00 PM Denver

7:00 PM Chicago

8:00 PM New York

Thursday 10:00 AM Sydney

Thursday 12:00 noon Auckland

What's Included in this Course?

This twelve-week course, covers more than 40 ways how artists can use fusing to make glass imagery.

  • 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.

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: Making an Image

    • Before we begin...

    • Welcome Session | September 28th, 2022 at 5:00 PM, L.A. time

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

  • 2

    Firing Up the Kiln

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

    • Bullseye Glass Useful Info & Resources

  • 3

    Images Fired on Clear VS Fired without Clear

    • Introduction to Clear VS No Clear

    • Demo 1: Rods & Stringers on Clear Base

    • Demo 1: Rods & Stringers without Clear Base

    • Demo 1: Rods & Stringers Review

    • Demo 2: Bent Stringers on Clear Base

    • Demo 2: Bent Stringers without Clear Base

    • Demo 2: Bent Stringers & Confetti Review

    • Demo 3: Organic Image on Clear Base

    • Demo 3: Organic Image without Clear Base

    • Demo 3: Organic Image Review

    • Demo 4: Cut Glass & Scraps on Clear Base

    • Demo 4: Cut Glass & Scraps without Clear Base

    • Demo 4: Cut Glass & Scraps Review

    • Demo 5: Frit Brushstroke on Clear Base

    • Demo 5: Frit Brushstroke without Clear Base

    • Demo 5: Frit Brushstroke Review

    • Demo 6: Powder on Clear Base

    • Demo 6: Powder without Clear Base

    • Demo 6: Powder Review

    • Demo 7: Confetti on Clear Base

    • Demo 7: Confetti without Clear Base

    • Demo 7: Bent Stringers & Confetti Review

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

    • The Narcissus Post

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

  • 4

    LIVE SESSION | October 19th, 2022 at 5:00 PM, L.A. time

    • LIVE SESSION | October 19th, 2022 at 5:00 PM, L.A. time

  • 5

    Exploring the Image-Making Materials

    • Cut Glass

    • Frit

    • Powder

    • Line

    • Enamel

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

    • The Narcissus Post

  • 6

    LIVE SESSION | November 16th, 2022 at 5:00 PM, L.A. time

    • LIVE SESSION | November 16th, 2022 at 5:00 PM, L.A. time

  • 7

    Building an Image

    • Exploring Fused Glass Graphics through Flower Designs

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

    • The Narcissus Post

  • 8

    LIVE SESSION | December 14th, 2022 at 5:00 PM, L.A. time

    • LIVE SESSION | December 14th, 2022 at 5:00 PM, L.A. time

  • 9

    Bonuses & More Resources for You!

    • Please Join the Private Facebook Group!

Details

  • 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.

Questions?

Share your email with us to get more information or help.

* 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.