The glass program is the newest area in the Department of Art's offerings. Creating art glass demands mental and physical skills, collaboration and teamwork. It also necessitates the use of the entire body and full focus of the mind. A glass artist works with heat and tools, perfecting his or her ability to guide and shape the semi-liquid molten glass as it cools and hardens, creating forms that embrace their personal vision and creativity. Students will learn the technical processes for creating forms with glass: glass blowing, glass casting, slumping, fusing, and cold-working. Beginning students will learn basic processes for blowing and casting. Intermediate students will incorporate color and concept into their forms. Advanced students will develop bodies of glass art that reflect a progressive combination of technical processes to create personal forms. Being part of a glass course is about being part of the glass studio community. Students work in teams during glass production in order to learn the full range of tasks associated with glass production.
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