Jeanne Kysela

Jeanne K.

Mount Laurel, NJ

About Jeanne K.

Jeanne teaches: Ages 18 and up
Teaching since: April 2014
Last sign in: Within a month

Overview

I have been creating stained glass since 2008 and teaching painting on glass since 2014. I teach all levels of glass painting. I have classically trained for 7 years under the direction of master Italian stained glass artists in Siena, Italy. My hard work has resulted in a unique artistic style and teaching method that positively enhances my student€™s confidence in their glass painting.

My goal as a teacher is to share my rich knowledge of glass painting and to watch my students grow, and come into their own style as glass painters.

After your 1st lesson, you will have some pretty awesome & simple techniques under your belt. My artists advance quickly & come away with a sense of accomplishment. Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student's schedule when possible. I am a very patient instructor and understands that each artist is unique with their own style and pace.

Materials/Tools needed for your first lesson. Please message me if you need any recommendations on where to find supplies online.
- 2oz. REUSCHE tracing black, Bistre Brown or Umber Brown. (any one of these paints are fine to start. You do not have to have all 3. Prefer lead free.)
- 1oz Gum Arabic, liquid or dry
- 3” Badger Blender brush
- 2” applicator brush
- #3 tracing brush
- 4 assorted stippling brushes, glass eyedropper, pallet knife, painting bridge (optional), glass pallet & sheet of glass
- cotton mask & latex gloves
- kiln for firing your painted glass (If you do not have a kiln, I can suggest places where you may bring your piece to be fired. Some place charge a fee, but not much depending on how large your pieces are.)

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Experience

Stained Glass Liaison

Sep 2013 - Present
Vetrate Artistiche Toscane

Responsible for promoting the studio through social media and website updates. USA Liaison for consultation, design, and creation of new stained glass commissions. Also involved in restoration work as well.

Studio Assistant

Feb 2008 - Apr 2008
Mezalick Design Studio, LLC, Philadelphia, PA

Weekend help with cutting, leading, soldering, restoration and cartooning.

Education

Stained Glass Apprentice

Jan 2008 - Feb 2015
Vetrate Artistiche Toscane, Siena, Italy

Design Workshop @ AGG Conference

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
with Narcissus Quagliata

Glass Painting workshop @ AGG Conference

Jun 2014 - Jun 2014
with Williams & Byrne from England

Abstract Painting on Glass

Jul 2009 - Sep 2009
Ellen Mandelbaum Glass Art, Long Island City, NY

Non-conventional painting techniques @ AGG Conference

Jun 2008 - Jun 2008
with Debora Coombs

Sacred Art Glass Painting with J. Kenneth Leap

Jun 2007 - Jun 2007
Bryn Athyn College

B.A. in Graphic Design

Aug 2001 - May 2006
The College of New Jersey

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Italian

Limited Proficiency

Awards

James C. Whitney Scholarship - advanced glass painting

Mar 2013
American Glass Guild

James C. Whitney Scholarship - glazing workshop

Mar 2012
American Glass Guild

Affiliations

American Glass Guild

Jan 2008
AGG

The AGG is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and promoting the creation, conservation, and history of stained, leaded and decorative glass. Our Mission is to encourage spirited debate, initiate fact-based research, and work to build an environment within our field that both cultivates novices and facilitates experienced artists and craftspeople to attain a higher level of expertise.

Golden Key International Honor Society

May 2005
GoldenKey

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

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3 Reviews on Jeanne K.

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rob Sep 28, 2015
Painting · In studio
I'm all thumbs and really thought I would end up with a disaster. I was so wrong. Jeanne was so patient and made sure i nailed every step before moving on to the next. Now I have a wonderful stained glass butterfly that my mom hung proudly in the kitchen window. If you want to learn stained glass I highly recommend Jeanne.
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Lisa S. Sep 26, 2015
Painting · In home
Jeanne is an expert in this specialized field. Her teaching style is relaxed and low-key with a strong focus on detailed, step-by-step instruction, advice and guidance. I highly recommend her classes. They are great value for money.
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gianni Sep 24, 2015
Painting
Jeanne is excellent teacher knowledgeable about several techniques on glass painting.Patient and clear.