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Thursdays, Jun 22 - Aug 10 | 6-9pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/SE-GLAS-0608
8 sessions | 24 contact hours | tuition $545 | lab fee $45


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, Jun 20 - Aug 15 | 6-9pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/SE-GLAS-0602
8 sessions | 24 contact hours | tuition $545 | lab fee $45


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, Jun 21 - Aug 9 | 6-9pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/SE-GLAS-0602-02
8 sessions | 24 contact hours | tuition $545 | lab fee $45


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

Monday - Friday, Jul 24 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2441
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $75


Description

If you are only familiar with stained glass from having visited museums and churches, now is your chance to experiment with a unique and fascinating art form. This course shines a new light upon the traditional medium of stained glass, as you design and assemble your own stained glass panel. After looking to Frank Lloyd Wright and Tiffany for inspiration, we cover techniques for cutting and grinding glass in a variety of shapes, and then join those pieces to create a complete work of art. The final product will be a beautifully designed and well-constructed colorful glass panel that can be hung in any window.

Applies to: AT, Y3


Instructor
  • Name: Christina Bertucchi (Bio)
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