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Online Course: Transforming Sketches Into Sculpture


June 10 - August 12, 2021 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Ten-Week Session

This intermediate level flameworking class will invite students to explore the creative process of transforming of two-dimensional sketches formed in glass into three-dimensional sculptural objects. By studying reference materials and techniques, including topographical map making, apparel pattern making, and architectural drawings, students will develop a vocabulary of two-dimensional sketches using kiln shelves, handheld torches, and borosilicate glass. The utilization of repetition, balance, scale, and visual weight will guide student decisions as they transform their sketches into three-dimensional sculptures.

As this is an online class, participants are best served if they have access to a flameworking studio and dedicated time to practice between classes. This is important to enable students to apply the skills being introduced. Alternatively, students without these facilities can gather knowledge to apply at a later time. One year of flameworking experience is required, advanced students are also welcome.

The class will be delivered via weekly video conferences that incorporate presentations, live demonstrations, and class discussions. Classes take place Thursdays, 12–1:30 pm EST, beginning June 10, 2021. Students registered for this course should have a reliable internet connection during class hours and a computer or tablet that can support video and audio communication. All students will have an online orientation with Studio staff prior to June 10 to ensure connectivity. If this class is full, we encourage you to email your name and phone number to [email protected] to be added to the waiting list. For more information, please contact The Studio at +1 607.438.5100 or [email protected].

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Stephen is the Manager of the Community Programs Team at The Studio where he manages the artist-in-residence, Group Glassmaking, and At-Risk Youth programs. He received his MFA in 2012 from the...