GLSS 101 - Glass Casting
This course will introduce students to contemporary glass studio practice through mold-making and casting. Assignments will address the fundamental elements and principles of 3-Dimensional Art and Design as well as issues specific to historical and contemporary glass practices and glass as a material. Students will explore ideas related to representation/abstraction, repetition/modular construction, material shifts and progressive distortion of a basic form. Students will encounter a variety of reproductive techniques including the waste mold, the refractory mold, the two-part mold and flexible molds. Students will create their own forms and will also employ found objects to use in the casting process. Casting materials may include glass, wax, clay, concrete, plaster and ice.
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