This month’s webinar will be focused more on the technical aspects of stained glass windows than the artistic aspects. Ron Bovard, founder of Bovard Studio Inc. in Fairfield, Iowa will cover the following learning objectives:
1. Review historic to modern styles of stained glass windows
2. Review architectural settings of stained glass windows, light sources and environment of installation
3. Review materials, types of glass, glass painting, etc.
4. Review design process and structure of a well-designed stained glass window
5. Review properly designed and engineered glazing and framing systems for the conservation of new stained glass windows
6. Review safety and environmental procedures for working with lead in stained glass windows.
About the presenter:
Ron Bovard started in 1971 as an independent artist and had his first art show at Carnegie Museum in 1972. He enjoyed a career as an independent artist and art director for 14 years before starting Bovard Studio Stained Glass in 1985. Since then, he has grown his company to a staff of over 70 employees, including artists, painters and designers from around the world as well as fabricators, restoration staff and installers. Their engineering staff has designed and tested their glazing systems at the National Testing Laboratories and they are now approved by the state of Florida for the maximum hurricane wind load and impact codes. They manufacture their US patented wood, aluminum and steel frames designed for the conservation of stained glass windows in their studio’s frame shops. They restore and create stained glass windows and glazing systems for about 150 churches, courthouses, hospitals, libraries, state capitols, and other public buildings per year.
This webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM ET. To register, please click here.
Creating a prayerful devotional space introduces some interesting challenges beyond the creation of the artwork itself. This webinar will take attendees on the journey from initial glass sculpture concepts, through the introduction of the idea to transform an existing passageway into devotional space for prayer; building a scale model of the architectural space; developing the carved glass triptych design; votive candle holders; devotional bench design; wall coloration; floor treatment, and designing the supports to cantilever the 1000 lb. glass triptych off the wall in an area with seismic concerns.
About the presenter: Claire M. Wing is a liturgical artist and designer working nationally in leaded glass and sand-carved glass relief sculpture, as well as the design of devotional spaces, liturgical items, and ritual furnishings. Ms. Wing received her BFA in Fine Arts from St. Mary’s College, doing course work through the University of Notre Dame in the U.S. and in France at l’Universite Catolique de l’Ouest, and l’Ecole Regionale des Beaux Arts, both in Angers. She continued with graduate studies at L’Ecole Nacionale Superieure des Beaux Art in Paris, France. Later she attended the Institute for Liturgical Consultants at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She is an active member of St. Rita Catholic Church in Dallas, TX.
Please register for The Creation of a Devotional Space on Nov 15, 2016 1:00 PM EST at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.