Category Archives: Webinar Events

February 2018 Webinar: “Creating Contemporary Mosaic Artwork for Liturgical and Commercial Spaces” by Cindy Kessler

Please register for “Creating Contemporary Mosaic Artwork for Liturgical and Commercial Spaces” by Cindy Kessler on Feb 20, 2018 1:00 PM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4383675181839054851

As a stained glass artist who has also worked in sculpture and mosaics, what unique properties of mosaics drew me to exploring that medium as well? What situations are best served by a mosaic design? Modern mosaics are much more varied than traditional styles like those found in the Roman or Byzantine traditions. What do you need to understand about the fabrication of mosaics to make for a good result? What are the substrate needs for a mosaic ceiling, wall or floor? Cost comparisons: Simple to complex designs, material choices, and installation options.

About the presenter:

Cindy Kessler has been a professional artist since 1980. Her college training was in ceramics, but she soon fell in love with glass. She works in stained glass, glass sculpture and mosaics. Cindy is recognized for her contemporary style, with designs that are fluid & dynamic, creating readily visible expressions of worship, beauty, and movement. Cindy is the principal designer and president of Kessler Studios, fabricating artwork for churches, hospitals, universities and businesses nationwide. She prides herself on being a careful listener and enjoys designing work that brings joy and beauty to a space.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

January 2018 Webinar: “Creating Exterior Sacred Spaces and Landscapes: From BIG idea to eye sparkling detail” by Virginia Burt

Please register for Creating Exterior Sacred Spaces and Landscapes: From BIG idea to eye sparkling detail by Virginia Burt on Jan 16, 2018 1:00 PM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4932511804006223107

With sacred spaces and healing gardens being developed in liturgical and healthcare facilities across North America, this session will examine what it takes to move from the “BIG idea” to detailed implementation and how “eye sparkling” implementation techniques can encourage development of meaningful projects. Revealing the incorporation of artists work and collaboration with the landscape architect & architect tied back to the overall intent of the project, detailed soul filled works of art can be integrated into healing gardens creating meaning for anyone who visits. As landscape architects, we affect the experiences of people as they move through spaces – ideally this experience is a positive one of magic and wonder. Come prepared to be inspired.

Webinar Detailed Description:

Using various case studies to reveal the many opportunities of creating meaningful space, how healing gardens really live and how they become an intrinsic part of the support offered at a liturgical facility.

So ‘What makes a healing garden, a healing garden?’ will be answered and unpacked, taking participants on a journey of exploration, discovery and dreaming with photographic examples of conceptual through built work. Starting with the master planning process with a facility, the evolution and criteria as the macro plan evolves and then the requirements of permits and working drawings on a micro scale will be presented. As the project moves into implementation, the details and means needed to address multiple challenges as a detailed garden is built from contractor to administrative needs to the garden opening and managing donor expectations will be discussed.

Challenges such as maintenance, and long-term goals will be discussed. Employment and use of such techniques as sacred geometry, “sfumato” and creation of meaningful meetings with both clients and patients will all be investigated. The role of sustainability initiatives will be discussed.

As part of a particular project example, the four elements of Nature were included in the design. Tagged with the mission of the facility, this example ties programming to design of these elements while taking people thorough various Rogerian therapy techniques. Revealing the incorporation of artists work and collaboration with the landscape architect tied back to the overall intent of the project, detailed soul filled works of art can be integrated into healing gardens creating meaning for anyone who visits. As landscape architects, we affect the experiences of people as they move through spaces – ideally this experience is a positive one of magic and wonder. Come prepared to be inspired.

Learning Objectives:

  • Development of communication of the “BIG idea” to its detail;
  • Identify relevant questions for inquiry with institutional and liturgical clients;
  • Develop understanding of the journey of navigating with multiple agendas: church administration, staff, artists, architects & donors; and,
  • Apply lessons learned with an understanding of built work. Award winning case studies will be presented in detail.

About the Presenter:

Virginia Burt, FCSLA, FASLA, creates landscapes and gardens of meaning for residential clients, institutional facilities through her firm, Virginia Burt Designs, Inc. For over 30 years, Virginia has created healing gardens and sacred spaces revealing their natural context and sensitively supporting those who use them. Clients including Cleveland’s University Hospitals and Ontario’s Juravinski Cancer Centre, value Virginia’s respect for place and the human dimension of each project. With offices in USA and Canada, Virginia’s international award-winning work is widely recognized, including CSLA & ASLA National awards. Virginia intensifies ways of working with organizations and clients to address the diverse population they serve. Virginia provides artisanal service attending to the craft of landscape architecture with passion for detail and how things are made.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

November 2017 Webinar: “Creating contemporary liturgical bronze sculpture – a typical, unique method” by Jordan Wanner

Liturgical sculpture surrounds us in Christian worship spaces. I have not yet been to a parish that does not have at least one piece of sculpture, be it a stone or wood carving, fiberglass or sometimes even cast bronze. What is the process and technique to create a 3-dimensional artwork and then cast it in bronze? What are the elements that make a figurative sculpture unique and dynamic, not just a statue? What should a parish community anticipate and ask for when commissioning a bronze sculpture and what should the sculptor require of their client? Learn about what is involved in the creation of a commissioned bronze sculpture, from the beginning consultations thru the bronze casting process, finishing and installation!

About the presenter:

Jordan Wanner is a sculptor and the owner of Wanner Sculpture Studio in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jordan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Fine Arts class of 1998. He worked and collaborated with his father David Wanner, who was also a liturgical sculptor and the founder of what was Wanner Studios, in 1970. Jordan worked alongside his father until his passing earlier this year. Collectively, David and Jordan have worked on hundreds of projects across the United States and abroad. Jordan’s studio specializes in monumental cast bronze sculpture, cast bronze baptismal fonts as well as liturgical furnishings and fitments.

Please register for “Creating contemporary liturgical bronze sculpture; a typical, unique method” by Jordan Wanner on  Nov 21, 2017 1:00 PM EST at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8944594547663213825

October 2017 Webinar – “Art for Prayer” by Carol Frenning

Description

The visual arts are connected in so many ways to our prayer life. Statues, windows, ritual objects…How do we make sense of it all?
• The earliest known Christian worship spaces have walls adorned with frescoes.
• The great variety of Marian images throughout the world gives testimony to the devotions and prayers of devout Christians.
• At Christmas children stare wide-eyed at the crèche in their parish church and the rest of the year puzzle at the pictures in the windows.
• Rosaries, vestments, icons and crucifixes are common to our visual memories and most are housed within our church walls.

Preparing spaces for the arts should be done in a thoughtful and considered way when we build or renovate our worship spaces. This webinar presents a framework for understanding the history, use and meaning of art in the life of the church at prayer.

About the presenter:

Carol Frenning is a liturgical design consultant who works with congregations throughout the country as they build or renovate their worship spaces. Trained as an art historian, her academic work is in the area of American religious architecture. She taught Sacred Architecture at the University of Saint Thomas and lectures at the University of Minnesota College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. A graduate of the first class of the Institute for Liturgical Consultants at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, Carol serves as a founder and president for the Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space. She served as chair of the national advisory board for IFRAA-AIA and on the board of Faith and Form. She was on the national planning board for the Form/Reform conference. She served as the convener for the Visual Arts and the Liturgy Seminar of the North American Academy of Liturgy and past chair of the Society of Architectural Historians Minnesota and past chair of the Art and Environment Committee for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

This webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 17 at 1:00 PM ET. Please register by clicking here.

September 2017 Webinar – LIGHT: Making the Immaterial Material in the Sacred Realm

Light is the single most powerful connection we have to the universe. Light not only brings life and warmth, but it also enables us to perceive the eccentric rolling of our planet. The profound use of daylight is possibly the most potent tool one has when designing a sacred space. Light is the key element of both the immaterial and material realm that helps one to capture a sense of the eternal in the built realm.

Through carefully looking at several seminal works of architecture, we will examine the critical role of daylight: how daylight is employed, the benefits and challenges of creating more light-sensitive architecture and why the use of light in each project is profound.

Learning objectives:
1. Define the aesthetic, environmental and psychological impacts of incorporating daylight into modern works of architecture.
2. Discuss and become familiar with powerful light-employing strategies from several seminal projects.
3. Analyze opportunities for incorporating daylight using powerful and memorable methods in new and adapted projects.
4. Confidently share with clients and users the positive and profound impact of incorporating daylight into architecture.

About the presenter:

Jack DeBartolo 3 FAIA is principal and design leader of debartolo architects, an award-winning, critical architectural practice based in Phoenix, AZ. DeBartolo holds degrees from The University of Arizona and MIT, where he received honors for his thesis focusing on the phenomenological qualities of light in the design of an urban sanctuary. In 1996, DeBartolo and father formed the studio of debartolo architects, where for over a decade they collaborated in making ‘significant’ architecture focused on the innovative use of common materials with simplicity and restraint. Now entering their twenty-first year of practice, working on several churches, private houses, adaptive reuse projects and several creative office spaces, the studio continues to gain national attention for the work.

Please register for LIGHT: Making the Immaterial Material in the Sacred Realm, by Jack DeBartolo 3 FAIA on Sep 19, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6039625451767918083

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.