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Saturday, Mar 11 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CS-GLAS-0599
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $130


Description

If you have ever been curious about the fascinating medium of glassblowing, but haven't had the time to commit to a longer course, this comprehensive beginning-level introduction is an ideal option. Over the course of the intensive session, students are introduced to all the forming techniques covered in the extended courses, including the traditional tools used, the initial glassblowing preparation, and how to create finished pieces. The small class size enables students to make a number of different objects including glasses, vases and paperweights. Emphasis is on finished work. Students also come away from this hands-on action-packed workshop with a solid understanding of the history of the glassblowing process. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants.


Instructor
  • Name: Bill Riker (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Mar 2 - Apr 27 | 6-9pm | No Class: 4/20
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CS-GLAS-0608
8 sessions | 24 contact hours | tuition $545 | lab fee $50


Description

A master glassblower takes years to perfect his or her craft. This course is designed for those ready to further develop and refine their glassblowing skills. Here, students are guided to move beyond the beginning level to include exploration of complex multi-part forms and shapes. With the fundamentals fully digested, students can concentrate on defining their individual viewpoint and conceptual thinking skills, and start to work in teams on group projects. Please note that the course takes place at a professional glassblower's studio with demonstrations and techniques tailored to each student's needs and interests. In all cases, however, experimentation is highly encouraged. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants.

Prerequisite: Hot Glass: Introduction or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: Bill Riker (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Feb 28 - Apr 25 | 6-9pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CS-GLAS-0602
8 sessions | 24 contact hours | tuition $545 | lab fee $50


Description

This class takes place at a professional glassblower's studio for students to learn the basics of working molten glass, and see how this transparent medium both accommodates and challenges the imagination. Through demonstrations and hands-on experience, students explore contemporary glass-working techniques under the guidance of a skilled artisan, with historic and modern examples of glass works providing inspiration and perspective. As the course progresses, students are encouraged to experiment as far as their newly acquired skills take them. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants.


Instructor
  • Name: Bill Riker (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Mar 1 - Apr 26 | 6-9pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CS-GLAS-0602-02
8 sessions | 24 contact hours | tuition $545 | lab fee $50


Description

This class takes place at a professional glassblower's studio for students to learn the basics of working molten glass, and see how this transparent medium both accommodates and challenges the imagination. Through demonstrations and hands-on experience, students explore contemporary glass-working techniques under the guidance of a skilled artisan, with historic and modern examples of glass works providing inspiration and perspective. As the course progresses, students are encouraged to experiment as far as their newly acquired skills take them. Note: Class meets at an off-campus location; directions are sent to registered participants.


Instructor
  • Name: Bill Riker (Bio)
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