OPEN TO JUNIORS AND SENIORS PREREQUISITE: GLASS ART 1
1.0 MAJOR CREDIT AT LEVEL 9 / .5 ELECTIVE CREDIT
In Glass Art 2, students explore the processes introduced in Glass Art 1 in greater depth and breadth. Additional techniques and equipment are introduced, which expand the students' range of techniques in order to help them realize an artistic vision. More emphasis is placed on the development of a personal vision and a body of work that reflects their artistic growth. Students have the opportunity to work in the "hot shop," which enables them to blow glass in the time-honored tradition of glassmaking. Creating an object in the hot shop is collaborative. Envisioning and drawing the idea, communicating the steps in advance with the team, concentrating, following directions, and assisting the team are all parts of the process. As in Glass Art 1, 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.