Courses

In this three-hour class you will be make a unique candy dish from hot glass. Guided and assisted by the instructor, you will apply color to molten glass, blow a bubble in the glass, and then shape the glass into a sphere that is then "sucked" in to form a double-walled bowl that creates the candy dish. You will get to use special glass-making tools to create your design and heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your candy dish design takes shape.
In this three-hour class you will be making a unique garden ball from hot glass. Guided and assisted by the instructor, you will apply color to molten glass and blow a bubble in the glass. You will get to use special glass-making tools to create your design and heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your garden ball takes shape.
In this six session entry level course, students will begin learning the foundational skills used in manipulating hot glass. Emphasis will be placed on safety in the studio and a teamwork approach to working glass. Students will learn how to properly use the tools and gathering out of the furnace. Students will also learn how to shape the glass using the tools, heat, and gravity to make simple forms such as paperweights and small sculptures. Finally, students will learn how to blow glass and learn to make tradition vessel forms such as cups and bowls.
In this three-hour class you will be guided and assisted through the process of making a unique, one-of-a-kind paperweight. Utilizing molten glass gathered (dipped) from the GlasStation's furnace, you will get to apply color to your paperweight, blow a bubble through a pipe to form your piece, and use glass-making tools to pinch, pull, twist, twirl, and form molten glass into a design all your own. Guided by glass instructors, you will also get to heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your paperweight takes shape.
This workshop is an introduction to painting techniques, terminology, and materials. Students will be directed towards developing a foundation in fundamental painting skills including plein air painting. Projects will be in both traditional and contemporary painting media. The proper use of grounds, supports, and pigment characteristics will be emphasized.
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Hot Shop rental time is available to professional artists and those with significant experience and instructor consent. Studio orientation and a signed waiver are required. Hot Shop rental includes one glory hole, bench, use of hot shop pipes, punties, hand tools, blocks, paddles, propane torch, knock-off table, use of a color oven, reasonable amount of space in an annealing oven. Renters must provide their own assistants and color. Hot Shop rentals must be prepaid and are arranged by appointment only with the GlasStation resident artist/instructor.

In this three-hour class you will be guided and assisted through the process of making a unique, one-of-a-kind paperweight. Utilizing molten glass gathered (dipped) from the GlasStation's furnace, you will get to apply color to your paperweight, blow a bubble through a pipe to form your piece, and use glass-making tools to pinch, pull, twist, twirl, and form molten glass into a design all your own. Guided by glass instructors, you will also get to heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your paperweight takes shape.
In this three-hour class you will be guided and assisted through the process of making a unique, one-of-a-kind paperweight. Utilizing molten glass gathered (dipped) from the GlasStation's furnace, you will get to apply color to your paperweight, blow a bubble through a pipe to form your piece, and use glass-making tools to pinch, pull, twist, twirl, and form molten glass into a design all your own. Guided by glass instructors, you will also get to heat your work in a 2100-degree furnace as your paperweight takes shape.
In keeping with ECU's tradition of innovation and cross-disciplinary practices the theme for this year will be Deconstruct/Reconstruct. By deconstructing the boundaries of traditional processes, perceptions of value or the idea of adornment itself, each of the artists we've selected have redefined what it means to be a metalsmith. Some have literally reconstructed disparate materials to create a new whole, while others have pushed the limits of metalsmithing processes to new heights.
In this three-hour class you will be guided and assisted through the process of making a personalized Christmas Ornament. Utilizing molten glass gathered (dipped) from the GlasStation's furnace, you will get to apply color to your glass and create a unique design of your choosing. The instructor will then help shape the glass while you blow air in to inflate it into an ornament.
This workshop is an introduction to drawing techniques, terminology, and materials. Students will be directed towards developing a foundation in both fundamental and observational drawing skills including, perspective, mark-making, line quality, tone, value and composition. An emphasis on process and experimentation will be supported by demonstrations, one-on-one and group discussions and critiques, and presentations on historic and contemporary references.
In this 2 ½ hour class, participants will create their own cyanotypes, while also learning a brief history of the cyanotype process including how it originated and some of the first artists to use the process.


In this 2 ½ hour class, participants will create their own Lumen prints, while also learning a brief history of the Lumen printing process including how it originated and some of the first artists to use the process. Using objects of the participant's choosing, silver gelatin paper, and the sun, each student will create a unique piece of art in this alternative process.


In this 2 ½ hour class, students will create up to four 8x10" paintings by delving into the bizarre and learning techniques of surrealist masters such as Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, and Oscar Dominguez. Decalcomania comes from the French word Décalquer, meaning "to transfer".