Summer Courses in Glass

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Beginning Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 1st Week

GLASS 601 001 1 credit hour
Instructor: Jerry Catania
$150 Studio & Lab Fee

This course offers hands-on glassblowing experience to the beginner. Participants learn a variety of techniques for manipulating molten “hot glass” into vessel or sculptural forms. Lectures, videos, demonstrations, and critiques will augment studio instruction.

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Beginning Glassblowing—2 Weeks Long

GLASS 630 001 3 credit hours
Instructor: Jerry Catania
$300 Studio & Lab Fee

This course offers hands-on glassblowing experience to the beginner. Participants learn a variety of techniques for manipulating molten “hot glass” into vessel or sculptural forms. Lectures, videos, demonstrations, and critiques will augment studio instruction.

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Beginning Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 2nd Week

GLASS 601 002 1 credit hour
Instructor: Jerry Catania
$150 Studio & Lab Fee

This course offers hands-on glassblowing experience to the beginner. Participants learn a variety of techniques for manipulating molten “hot glass” into vessel or sculptural forms. Lectures, videos, demonstrations, and critiques will augment studio instruction.

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Design and Conquer

GLASS 637 001 1 credit hour
Instructor: Pablo Soto
$150 Studio & Lab Fee

This fast-paced course is designed to expand the advanced student’s individual sculptural vocabulary and to help solve common design problems. Students focus on bubble set-ups, finding center, and drastic transitions in form in an effort to move beyond neoclassical shapes. Students primarily work in clear glass and consider patterning techniques like cane and encalmo. Numerous group and individual technical demonstrations are given in order to broaden the spectrum of possible shapes. Through experimentation, tests, and other exercises, students move beyond old habits and discover new ways of working in the hot shop.

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The Zen of Bowls and Cane

GLASS 622 001 1 credit hour
Instructor: Kait Rhoads
$150 Studio & Lab Fee

Students will experiment with the process of 14th century Venetian cane-making, using colored glass to create complex and detailed patterns. The class will focus on the making cane and murrine as well as explain the use of various colored glasses and how they react to one another. Students will learn both traditional and non-traditional techniques of incorporating the cane made during class into their blown glass. Basic Glassblowing skills required.

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Multilevel Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 1st Week

GLASS 602 001 1 credit hour
Instructor: Jerry Catania
$150 Studio & Lab Fee

A hands-on studio workshop for those with some glassblowing experience. Students will learn a variety of techniques for manipulating molten “hot glass” into vessel or sculptural forms. Lectures, demonstrations, videos, and critiques will augment studio instruction.

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Multilevel Glassblowing—2 Weeks Long

GLASS 631 001 3 credit hours
Instructor: Jerry Catania
$300 Studio & Lab Fee

A hands-on studio workshop for those with some glassblowing experience. Students will learn a variety of techniques for manipulating molten “hot glass” into vessel or sculptural forms. Lectures, demonstrations, videos, and critiques will augment studio instruction.

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Multilevel Glassblowing—1 Week Long, 2nd Week

GLASS 602 002 1 credit hour
Instructor: Jerry Catania
$150 Studio & Lab Fee

A hands-on studio workshop for those with some glassblowing experience. Students will learn a variety of techniques for manipulating molten “hot glass” into vessel or sculptural forms. Lectures, demonstrations, videos, and critiques will augment studio instruction.

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Video + Glass: Optics of the Lens

GLASS 634 001 3 credit hours
Instructor: Kim Harty Charlotte Potter
$250 Studio & Lab Fee

This course introduces the properties of hot glass and investigates this material in conjunction with projections and optics. Students learn basic glass blowing techniques as well as some non-traditional approaches to hot casting, blowing and solid working. Possible projects could include creating lenses, periscopes, kaleidoscopes and other optical devices. Student use these objects to create videos and other kind of projections. Course content surveys the optics of the lens and place glass within the larger context of contemporary art.

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Why Glass?

GLASS 636 001 3 credit hours
Instructor: Mary Catherine Richardson
$300 Studio & Lab Fee

The aim of this class is to generate sculpture with glass and understand our impetus for doing so. We consider how glass can function as a sculptural medium in the broader context of contemporary art. Various processes are explored including hot sculpting with a torch, blow molds, garage assembly as well as hot and cold surface design techniques. Through daily demonstrations, slide lectures, readings and discussion; students develop projects that explore their personal interests and consider how glass functions as a communication device. Students are encouraged to explore mixed media such as video, performance, found objects, metal or wood. This course is open to students of all levels.

Please Note: There was a misprint in the printed catalog regarding the lab fee for this course. The correct lab fee is $300.

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