Courses + Catalog
In 2019, Pilchuck Glass School will be offering five Summer Sessions and two Fall Sessions. Summer Sessions offer approx. one- to three-week courses, while Fall Sessions offer a one-week equally immersive experience. Instructors and Artists in Residence (AiRs) have been selected for their distinctive relationship to the session’s keyword and the themes act as a campus wide parameter, outlining the focus of each course and providing a collective springboard for thoughtful interpretation and the creation of pieces infused with content.
Courses offer a wide range of learning and skill levels in dynamic and immersive sessions. This summer, Material Matters, Classical Inquiry, Natural History, Pop Investigations, and Sign + Signifier will structure the focus of their respective sessions, as well as providing pathways to creation and discovery during the Summer Program. Fall Sessions will be structured by Realism and FUNdamentals, offering all-levels opportunities in focused and fast-paced courses.
The concepts that rise from the exploration of course themes will be realized with hot and cold glass in areas such as glassblowing, hot-glass sculpting, sand- and kiln-casting, fusing, neon, painting, flame working, printmaking, mixed-media sculpture, engraving, 3D modeling, printing and electronics.
Pilchuck’s Hotshop, Annex, Studio Building, Printshop, Flatshop, BotLab, and Woods and Metal Studio are staffed by experienced coordinators to facilitate an almost limitless exploration of the material.
The courses offered this summer and fall offer a wide range of learning, skill levels, and methods. View our Course Index page to discover the courses that best fit your interests.
HOW TO APPLY:
For information on the application process, click here.
Apply now! Student applications accepted until courses are filled. Contact the Pilchuck Registrar with questions about enrollment (firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.445.3111 ext. 29).
2019 COURSE CATALOG
View the digital catalog here or visit the session pages below. View courses by keyword through our helpful Course Index here.
Download the 2019 Programs Catalog here.
2019 SUMMER + FALL PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS:
SESSION 1: MEDIUM MATTERS
E Pluribus: Constructing the Bubble
Do Androids Dream of CNC Paths?
EMILY ENDO & MICHAEL ENDO
Immaterial: Scent & Hollow-Cast Forms
Artist in Residence: Dawn Cerny
Gaffers: Jason Christian, Daryl Smith
SESSION 2: CLASSICAL INQUIRY
BENJAMIN COBB & NADÈGE DESGENÉTEZ
BRANDYN CALLAHAN & PHIRAK SUON
SARAH GILBERT & JAROSLAV ŠÁRA
Venetian Flameworking | From Solid to Hollow
Making Ideas Visible
Ancient to Modern | Explorations in the History of Glass
Artist in Residence: Shari Mendelson
Gaffers: Jack Gramann, Shahid Kahn
SESSION 3: NATURAL HISTORY
JASEN JOHNSEN & KAREN WILLENBRINK-JOHNSEN
Advanced Sculpting in Glass
VICTORIA BRADBURY & MARK HURSTY
The Glass Electric
BRUNO V. ANDRUS
Out of the Box
RUBY DORCHESTER & HANNAH SMITH
Investing in the Multiple
Artist in Residence: Doug Jeck
Gaffers: Jen Elek, Chris Stenzel
SESSION 4: POP INVESTIGATIONS
July 27 - August 13
Working with the Current
CARMEN MONTOYA & ANJALI SRINIVASAN
Glass as Social Practice: Environmentalism
RANJIT BHATNAGAR & SARAH BLOOD
Neon for Installation & Mind Control
Stained Glass Assemblage
Vitreography & the Multiple
Artist in Residence: Cannupa Hanksa Luger
Gaffers: Austin Stern, Sasha Tepper-Stewart
SESSION 5: SIGN + SIGNIFIER
Signatures in Glass
ANDREA DEZSÖ & DANTE MARIONI
Quest for the Graal
Pushing, Folding, Blowing & Molding
ÆSA BJÖRK + HELENA KÅGEBRAND
Artist in Residence: Natalie Ball
Gaffers: Alix Cannon, Madeline Prowd
FALL 1: REALISM
NIKO DIMITRIJEVIC & KIT PAULSON
Speculative Making: Possible Impossibilities
The Nature of Sculpture
Painting in the Transparent Space of Glass
FALL 2: FUNdamentals
GEORGE KENNARD & SALLY PRASCH
From Flame to Furnace
Sign Me Up!
Flirting with Fundamentals
CHARLES COHAN & SHANDRA MCLANE
Screen Printing & Dry Vitreous Enamels
Header image by Songlin Li, from 2018 neon course with Jen Elek & Jeremy Bert