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Glass: Major Day

Course No. GLS243M  Credits: 3.0

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. 3 credits.

Glass: Major Day

Course No. GLS 243M-343M-443M  Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite(s) Intro/Intermediate Hot Glassblowing & Forming Processes

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 student’s voice. Team approach emphasized in hot shop, building on and from basic working fundamentals. Majors learn and are assigned responsibilities in studio operation. Safety in the studio. 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. Enrollment priority to Glass majors, advanced electives with one semester of hot glass. Course fee required.

Intro Warm Glass + Lampworking Processes

Course No. GLS 255-355-455  Credits: 3.0

This course will introduce students to the possibilities of glass working through an investigation of the techniques, tools, equipment and materials involved in flame working and kiln working processes. Warm glass refers to glass processes conducted with heat, but at temperatures under 1500 degrees (casting, fusing, slumping). Students will learn to problem solve glass construction both at the torch and in the kiln. This class will allow students to familiarize themselves with glass as a material, while allowing each student to explore their own artistic voice within the medium. Students will learn to safely manipulate and sculpt molten glass at the torch. The kiln-working aspect of the course will explore moldmaking and kiln operations to manipulate glass into two- and three-dimensional glass objects.

Intro/Intermediate Hot Glassblowing & Forming Processes

Course No. GLS 243H-343H-443H  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Benjamin Johnson

Emphasis on understanding how to manipulate glass in its molten state. Practice in traditional and nontraditional blowing and hot forming techniques. Instruction on the use of various hand tools and torches. Color application techniques and hot glass skill development at your level. Theory and use of annealing kilns, safety in the studio, teamwork in the hot studio. Open to any skill level.

Language of Materials: Core 2

Course No. CDE 201  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Seth Nagelberg

The second course in the core explores commonalities and differences in the “language of materials.” Emphasis is placed on visual and conceptual aspects of materials, and material process. This makes for interesting investigations and explorations within and across mediums. Historically materials and processes are connected with the evolution of function, and meaning. The class will explore inherent physical properties that may bring content and depth to ideas borne of the medium itself. Students continue the process of research and ideation using these common themes, and explore through experimentation. Each student’s individual voice begins to emerge. Fundamental techniques will be explored and practiced, stressing the practice of the maker. Idea-books/sketchbooks will continue to be worked on as an important part of the creative process. Offered spring.

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Zachary Gorell

Zachary Gorell

Technical Specialist

Since taking his first gather of glass in the fall of 2001, Zac has been practicing the craft as well as teach...more

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