OPEN TO SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS, AND SENIORS
1.0 MAJOR CREDIT AT LEVEL 9 / .5 ELECTIVE CREDIT
In this course, students work with the varied and complex properties of glass as a creative medium of self-expression. Students examine glass as a material to manipulate and form into an object of personal expression. Whether that expression is functional, such as in bowls, plates, jewelry, or sculpture, or purely conceptual, in which the idea behind the work becomes the function, the product is an object created out of a process that is a personal reflection of each student. The course is designed to introduce students to the multiple ways in which it possible to manipulate glass, and students sample different techniques and processes. Students create works in mosaics, kiln-formed fusing, cast sculptural forms, and flame-worked beads and sculptures. Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, observations, discussions, research, brainstorming, drawing, listening, and critiques. Field trips are taken to art studios, galleries, and museums to experience works produced by professional artists.