This was determined in the first week or so of class. It may be revised later.
last updated: 2008-01-30 01:44
2008.03.13 (Wednesday): visiting artist: Erik Eiserling
Erik gave several demos. Samples of his work can be found on http://www.erikeiserling.com/.
2008.03.11 (Monday): Nate's demo: off-axis, triple wrap, incalmo vessel
2008.03.06: Golden gate [X]press article: Flames of inspiration blaze in glass class
The SFSU student newspaper published an article about the class by Justin Hughes, with a picture by Sarah Pingol. (Issue 7, Vol LXXXIV, Thursday 6th March 2008, page 8; local copy)
"I like to use what students bring to the class to mold the class itself. I want to involve them and deal with more than what I know personally" -- Nate Watson.
Generating objects for the Valentine's-day sale.
2008.02.14 Valentine's day glass sale
We raised about $300.
Compose a sculpture consisting of three conceptually relevant materials one of which will be glass. You may use any materials that make sense within the context of your idea. Please be prepared to explain how the materials relate to one another and how they combine to create a single focused work. Please try to stay away from vessels or making pedestals as one of your three components. If you must make a stand or armature of some sort, it will not count as part of the piece.
1. Bring in the last three things you've made in the hot shop.
2. Bring in at least two examples of some type of pattern from out in the world. I would like you to bring as much as you can to represent this pattern. The object or objects, a picture/copy of the pattern, or a drawing are all acceptable, but be sure that you have some type of reference for the pattern. When searching for objects and designs of interest please don't consider whether or not it will translate in glass. We'll deal with that later. Just find something that you find appealing. I've included a definition that might help you stay on target.
3. Remember to keep up with your sketchbooks.
Produce a cylinder, a sphere and a cone, all with the same height & width.
Everyone should come to class with a sketchbook containing:
The assignments this semester will build upon one another so please come prepared so that we can move on together!
Glass Blowing (ART 547)
A class from San Francisco State University College of Extended Learning.
Instructor: Nate Watson
This course is for all levels. Emphasis is on the creation of sculptural artwork through explorations in molten glass. Technique and aesthetics will be taught.
Class dates: Aug 28 - Dec 15, 2008. 6:30-9:30pm Mon+Wed
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