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2021-2022 College Catalog 
2021-2022 College Catalog
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ART 266 - Furnace Glassblowing II

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Continuation of ART 265 . Includes a review of the glassblowing studio and cold working shop orientation, advanced techniques with hollow and solid glass forms, continued development of blowpipe skills, refinement of cold working glass methods, final project, and visual literacy and critical analysis.

Prerequisite(s): ART 265  
Information: Consent of instructor is required before enrolling in this course. This course requires a substantial special fee through Sonoran Glass School. Please contact the Arts, Communications and Humanities Division at the West Campus (206-6974) for further information.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate advanced concepts of furnace glassblowing and create with consistency solid and blown glass objects.
  2. Explain and demonstrate the continued development of principles and steps involved in glassblowing, including proper equipment use and safety precautions.
  3. Describe tools, equipment and their proper uses, including safe tool use and precautions.
  4. Distinguish between and utilize continued advanced coloration techniques.
  5. Discuss an overview of additional related glass art disciplines.
  6. Demonstrate continuing glass cold working techniques including grinding, polishing, annealing principles, and glass chemistry.

  1. Review – Glassblowing Studio and Cold Working Shop Orientation
    1. Health and safety issues
    2. Tool and equipment uses
    3. Glass material and furnace processes
    4. Teamwork
    5. Sketchbook
  2. Advanced Techniques With Hollow and Solid Glass Forms
    1. Gathering hot glass
    2. Shaping hot glass
    3. Continue color application – forms and safety issues review
    4. Application techniques
    5. Molds
  3. Continued Development of Blowpipe Skills
    1. Initial bubble
    2. Second gather
    3. Integration of color techniques/forms (drops)
    4. Blown Vessels – shape and intent
    5. Glass wraps, handle, spouts
  4. Refinement of Cold Working Glass Methods
    1. Grinding
    2. Polishing
    3. Facets
    4. Masking
    5. Sandblasting
    6. Cutting
    7. Annealing
    8. Chemistry
  5. Final Project
  6. Visual Literacy and Critical Analysis
    1. Individual and group critiques
    2. Varied techniques
    3. Sketchbook
    4. Artistic integration
    5. Participation in student art show

Effective Term:
Spring 2017

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