First Class. Equipment operation/ studio procedures and protocol/ Safety/ Open forum
Go over first month syllabus/ slide talk/ develop a charging schedule and blow slot times for the first week (Thursday 29 Jan. to Monday 2nd Feb).
Back to basics. Demonstration of basic forms and starting procedures (gathering, blocking, marvering, bubble starting)
Protocol. Safety habits and procedures. Proper handling of tools and overview of all equipment. Your first five moves. We'll discuss planning out your work focused on the first few steps of the process. Choosing blow slots.
Garren will give a demonstration on the different possibilities using the cold working equipment we have. We will discuss adhesives, combining materials.
The class will collaborate on a hot sculpted form.
Pulling, stretching, twisting, wrapping, cane making. We will examine ways of manipulating glass focusing on heat. Both technical and sculptural applications will be addressed.
Demonstration (combining elements)/ Garage management, planning, and working with a large team.
Solving individual questions for the good of the group.
First assignment due [date adjusted from Monday 16th Feb.]
More work with shards and cane two part project.
Finish shard and cane work (part 2).
Working with flat glass and found glass. Discuss methods of fusing and creating images in flat glass.
Second assignment due.
There is a $262 materials/ lab fee payable in class before you can be assigned a blow slot.
You get 2 unexcused absences during the semester. If you let me know what's going on I can excuse the absence and you won't get your third unexcused absence that will result in lowering your grade. Your main responsibility is to your blow slot and to your partner. You should always give as much notice as possible if you can't make your blow slot.
If you are up to 30 minutes late for you blow slot without making a previous arrangement to be late, then you slot in forfeited for that time.
Your grade will be determined by:
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: Jan 26 - May 20, 2009. 6:30-9:30pm Mon+Wed