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Academics . Glass . Courses

Glass Courses

Glass: Major Day

Course No. GLS244M/344M/444M  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Brent Kee Young | Sungsoo Kim
Prerequisite(s) Hot Glass Intro

Required of all Glass majors. Assignments will be given at 200 and 300, Independently guided study at 400 level. Research in developing concepts using glass as a medium for expression, includes work on production practices, one of a kind vessel making to the use of glass to complete sculptural ideas. Assignments will build individual students voice. Team approach emphasized in hot shop, building on and from basic working fundamentals. Beginning and advanced practice in alternative methods for forming include casting, mold construction, cold joining, and cold glass techniques. Students will be involved with practical experience in applying to shows and exhibiting works. Majors are learn and are assigned responsibilities in studio operation. Safety in the studio. Enrollment priority to Glass Majors, advanced electives with one semester of hot glass. Course fee required. Prerequisite: One semester of hot Glass

Hot Glass Intro

Course No. GLS243H  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Brent Kee Young

In this class you will learn the fundamentals of blowing working in the hot glass studio. Emphasis will be placed on practice, to build familiarity and skill working in this magically engaging material. We will use simple forms to build confidence and basic skills while using a team approach to glass blowing. Simple color application and experimentation will be part of coursework. Also, fundamental work in cold glass techniques, grinding, cutting and polishing, and sand carving. Safety emphasized in all procedures. Lab fee required. Students will be required to provide and use simple safety glasses and other safety equipment. Open to all students, May be repeated. Course fee required. Offered fall and spring.

Intro to Warm Glass + Fusion Processes

Course No. GLS243W  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Sungsoo Kim

Introduction to Glass Fusing, Slumping, Enameling and Casting. In this class, we will explore lots of possibilities in glass through kiln work. Throughout the semester, students will design and create 2D or 3D objects. Students will learn how to use the oven environment to simple mold systems. Physics of glass as it relates to Expansion and fitting of dissimilar glasses. Kiln environments include exercise in determining annealing schedules. Safety in all procedures require all to wear a dust mask or a respirator and eye protection every time working with plaster or any other equipment in the glass studio. Course fee required, open to all students. Course fee required. Fall and spring semesters.

Language of Materials

Course No. CMC201  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Brent Kee Young | Gretchen Goss

The second course in the Core explores commonalities and differences in the "language of materials." Emphasis is placed on visual and conceptual aspects of materials and material process. This makes for interesting investigations and explorations within and across mediums. Historically materials and processes are connected with the evolution of function and meaning. The class will explore inherent physical properties that may bring content and depth to ideas borne of the medium itself. Students continue the process of research and ideation using these common themes, and explore through experimentation. Each student’s individual voice begins to emerge. Fundamental techniques will be explored and practiced, stressing the practice of the maker. Idea books/sketchbooks will continue to be worked on as an important part of the creative process. Offered spring.

Multiples in Enamel

Course No. ENA249/349/449  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Gretchen Goss

This course will focus on the use of enamel through the use of multiples: series, limited edition and production. Beginning through advanced level students will explore the medium through these models of studio production. Processes covered will be those easily adapted to working in multiples and not exclude any techniques. Required of enamel majors. Open to electives. Prerequisite: ENA245 Enamel: Image, Surface, Relief.

Surface + Image

Course No. CMC300  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Gretchen Goss

The third course of the Craft core explores the integration of digital technologies, imaging and three-dimensional modeling, new materials and processes, and the connections with ceramics, glass, and jewelry + metals. The fall semester brings a focus to the application and integration of 2D digital imaging on surfaces and forms in clay, enamel, glass, and metal. Projects build on the foundation skill set and encourage the use of digital technology for the development of image, pattern, and texture. Students utilize and develop their skills with imaging software and explore how it translates into various materials and surfaces. Offered fall.

The Printed Image in Enamel

Course No. ENA248/348/448  Credits: 3.0

The focus of this course will be on the use of the printed image with the medium of enamel. Photographs, photocopies and digitally produced and enhanced images will be transferred to the medium through acid etching, silk-screening, decals and photographic transfers. The emphasis will be on the use of enamel on the two-dimensional surface, although those with metal forming experience may explore three-dimensional forms in combination with the processes above. Required of enamel majors. Open to electives.

Three-Dimensonal Forms in Enamel

Course No. ENA247/347/447  Credits: 3.0
Faculty Gretchen Goss
Prerequisite(s) Enameling: Three-Dimensional Forms with Enamel

Advanced students having already taken Three Dimensional Forms and Enamel will work independently on advanced assignments and research that correspond to the schedule of critiques and demonstrations given to the entire class. Required of enamel majors. Open to electives. Prerequisites: ENA347 Enamel: Three- Dimensional Forms with Enamel.

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Sungsoo Kim

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Glass artist Kim was born in South Korea. He received his Masters of Fine Art from Kent State University in 20...more

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