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Glass Courses

Enamel in the Public Realm

Course No. MET 250-350-450  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Gretchen Goss

The use of enamel for public, community based, collaborative, or interactive art is the focus of this course. Demonstrations will support beginning to advanced level students and will vary based on needs to complete individual projects. The emphasis for beginning students will be on the use of enamel on the two-dimensional surface. Students with metal forming experience may explore three-dimensional forms in combination with enamel.

Enamel: Advanced Projects

Course No. ENA 245A-345A-445A  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Gretchen Goss

This course will focus on advanced and experimental processes with enamel. Processes may include but are not limited to: torchfiring, electroforming, grissaille, plique-a-jour, enameling on silver and gold. Advanced students are expected to continue their exploration of the medium, focusing on enamel techniques not covered in the beginning course. Students are encouraged to explore 3-dimensional formats and large-scale applications at the same time as mastering their skills in the processes previously learned. Graduating students are generally working independently on research and production of work for the BFA exhibit. Technical demonstrations will be based on the skill level of the students enrolled each semester. Required of enamel majors. Open to electives. Prerequisite: ENA245 Enamel: Image, Surface, Relief.

Enamel: Image, Surface, Relief

Course No. MET 245  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Gretchen Goss

Fused glass (enamel) to metal is the focus of this course. Drawing and painting skills will transcend graphite, paper, oil and canvas to molten glass on metal. Transparent, opaque, liquid and dry enamels will be introduced. Experimental to traditional processes in the medium will be covered. Photographic and digitally produced images are options for resists for the acid etching process. The linear aspects of cloisonné will be considered through the fusion of formed silver and copper wires into the enamel surface.

Enamel: Major Day/Advanced Topics

Course No. ENA 246M-346M-446M  Credits: 3.0

This course will focus on advanced and experimental processes with enamel. Processes may include but are not limited to: torchfiring, electroforming, grissaille, plique-a-jour, enameling on silver and gold. Advanced students are expected to continue their exploration of the medium, focusing on enamel techniques not covered in the beginning course. Students are encouraged to explore 3-dimensional formats and large-scale applications at the same time as mastering their skills in the processes previously learned. Graduating students are generally working independently on research and production of work for the BFA exhibit. Technical demonstrations will be based on the skill level of the students enrolled each semester. Required of enamel majors. Open to electives. Prerequisite: ENA245 Enamel: Image, Surface, Relief.

Glass Forming Survey: An Introduction

Course No. GLS 243  Credits: 3.0

Introduction to fundamental techniques of glass working: blowing vessels based on the sphere; fusion/casting and annealing theory. Cutting, grinding, polishing, and general cold fabrication. Concepts and ideas for using glass in/as sculpture. Safety in the studio. Enrollment priority to beginners in Glass. Required of incoming 2nd year Glass majors. No Previous Experience necessary, course fee required. May be repeated.

Glass: Concept, Theory, and Practice

Course No. GLS 343  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Chadd Lacy
Prerequisite(s) Hot Glass Intro

Assignments given at all levels 300 and above. Includes research and development of concepts using glass as a media for expression. Practice in hot glass working further advancing fundamentals of blowing off-hand to more advanced techniques surface decoration of vessels and use of hot glass for sculptural ideas. Cold joining using special adhesives; and in cold glass, cutting, grinding and finishing techniques. Emphasis on hot glass in the fall; casting and cold glass in the spring. Safety and General studio operation. Enrollment priority to Glass Majors, intermediate and advanced electives first. First time beginners if enrollment allows. Course fee required.

Glass: Internship

Course No. GLS 399-499  Credits: 0.0

Elective credit can be given on a case-by-case basis for an internship developed by student through the career services office, with advance permission of instructor and head of department.

Glass: Major Day

Course No. GLS 244M-344M-444M  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Brent Kee Young
Prerequisite(s) Hot Glass Intro

Required of all Glass majors. Assignments will be given at 200 and 300, Independently guided study at 400 level. Research in developing concepts using glass as a medium for expression, includes work on production practices, one of a kind vessel making to the use of glass to complete sculptural ideas. Assignments will build individual students voice. Team approach emphasized in hot shop, building on and from basic working fundamentals. Beginning and advanced practice in alternative methods for forming include casting, mold construction, cold joining, and cold glass techniques. Students will be involved with practical experience in applying to shows and exhibiting works. Majors are learn and are assigned responsibilities in studio operation. Safety in the studio. Enrollment priority to Glass Majors, advanced electives with one semester of hot glass. Course fee required. Prerequisite: One semester of hot Glass

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