2018 SUMMER + FALL
Session 2: Epheneral
May 29 – June 15, 2018
Artists in Residence: Caroline Woolard & Leigh Clare La Berge
Craftspersons in Residence: Jason Christian, Daryl Smith
A LONGING GAZE
Glassblowing, Optics, Installation, Experimentation
What would it look like if we could encompass and encapsulate wonder in a visual language? What forms would it take? Employing the phenomena of glass, light and the beautiful nature around campus, students will create artwork that is original and meaningful. This course will explore the inherent nature of material such as optics, reflectiveness, fluidity, fragility, transparency and opacity in glass as well as concept development. #materialstudy #air #optic #water #light #nature #sitespecific #story #investigation #story #investigation #process #discovery #goforawalk #lostandfoundinthewoods
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Hiromi Takizawa was born and raised in Nagano, Japan, and currently lives in Southern California. Curiosity, experimentation, narrative and materiality are core concepts in her work. Takizawa has exhibited nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at Heller Gallery and Urban Glass in New York, and group exhibitions in Ohio, Michigan, Virginia and Bergen, Norway. She received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and is currently an associate professor in glass at California State University, Fullerton.
Glassblowing, Hot-Glass Sculpting, Sculpture
Students will explore glass utilizing formal elements of line, shape and mass as sculptural vocabulary for the creation of personal forms of expression. Hot shop and cold shop skills and methods will align and broaden students’ ideas regarding glass as it relates to contemporary sculpture. Exposure to a variety of materials and processes will enable students to make models and complete sculptures from large- scale outdoor works to small intimate objects. Site specific, exhibition, documentation, portfolio development and representation concerns will be addressed.
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Patrick Nickell’s work is made of simple materials that are easily found in a hardware store. In 2014, Nickell received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He is currently represented by Rosamund Felsen Gallery. Rob Stern’s broad artistic vision has allowed his bodies of work to navigate many realms, ranging from design and public commission to installation and sculpture. Based in Miami, Stern established Rob Stern Art Glass, Inc., in 2003.
A CRASH COURSE IN MURRINI
Glassblowing, Design, Color Application, Cane, Murrini
In this course, students will get an introduction to the fun and complex world of murrini. Beginning in the Hot Shop, students will concentrate on honing basic skills like color overlays and pulling cane before adding complexity to their patterns with bundling. Students will examine different ways to add color while hot, including “painting on” color and stuff cups. While the concentration will be on making more and more intricate murrini, students will have time to put their patterns into various types of finished blown and solid objects.
A / ALL LEVELS
Penelope Rakov has Rakov has been working with glass for twenty years and has her studio in beautiful Central New York. She began her formal arts education at Alfred University. After receiving her BFA in glass and ceramics, she was offered a nine-month residency in ceramics at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in Maine. Rakov went on to get her MFA at Tyler School of Art at Temple University. She has taught and worked in many glass studios since then. Rakov is best known for her murrini glass jewelry work.
Flameworking, Neon, Plasma
Crank up your imaginations! All that daydreaming will pay off as students build narrative fantasies in illuminated glass. Whether Middle Earth elfin fairies, Sci-Fi battles amongst the stars or a personal mythic journey of the mind, we’ll create storyboards in illuminated flameworked glass. This course will combine making flameworked sculpture and a wide array of neon and plasma filling techniques to create unique fantasy based illuminated art. Many of the techniques covered will be taught for the first time anywhere in this groundbreaking course.
A / INTERMEDIATE