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.



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In this workshop you will be guided and assisted through the process of making a pulled glass flower. 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.  You will then get to use various glass tools to shape the glass into your very own custom glass flower.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019, The GlasStation
Thursday, June 6, 2019, The GlasStation
Saturday, June 8, 2019, The GlasStation
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, The GlasStation
Thursday, June 13, 2019, The GlasStation
Saturday, June 15, 2019, The GlasStation
Tuesday, June 18, 2019, The GlasStation
Thursday, June 20, 2019, The GlasStation
Saturday, June 22, 2019, The GlasStation
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.



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In this eight-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 begin by learning how to properly use the tools and gathering out of the furnace.  We will then learn how to shape the glass using the tools, heat, and gravity to make simple forms such as paperweights and small sculptures.  We will then move on to learning how to blow glass and learn to make tradition vessel forms such as cups and bowls.  No previous experience is required or expected.



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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.



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Description
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.



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During the demonstration you will watch the resident glass artist create a glass object or figurine. You will learn about the history of glass making and techniques that are used for glass blowing.



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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.



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This year's symposium theme is "State of Adornment: Subject to Change"

Contemporary jewelry challenges the boundaries set by previous generations of artists and craftspeople. "State of Adornment: Subject to Change" addresses a field ripe for transformation.



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*This is a private class for the Dare County Center*

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.



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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.



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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. This course may be repeated.


September 10, 2019 to November 19, 2019, Leo Jenkins Fine Art Center - Room 205
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.



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This workshop is an introductionto mixed media techniques, terminology, and materials. You will develop visualthinking and making. We will explore ideas of creative thinking usingexperimental art and design skills. A variety of media and different ways ofdesign generation will be explored. An emphasis on process andexperimentation will be supported by demonstrations, one-on-one and groupdiscussions and critiques, and presentations of historic and contemporaryreferences. The course is flexible and designed to accommodate diverse contentand working styles.

We will work with both wet and dry traditional art media aswell as experimentation with alternative materials, processes, and invention.

Materials will be required.

Participants must be 16 years or older.

 




1.   GeneralPurpose of Activity:

    - This course will focus on designing and producing objects with the theme,Pouring Vessel.

    - Discussion on "Utility: Design vs. Style and the Object Identity of What WeMake and Use".

 

2.   SpecificCompetencies to be Developed:

    - Understand the appropriate and safe use of tools, media, and equipment.

    - Usea variety of media, including 2-D, 3-D, and digital, to produce art.

    - Create art using a variety of tools,media, and processes, safely and appropriately.

    - Exemplify characteristics of differentartistic processes.





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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".