SESSION 4: Pop Investigations

July 27 - August 13, 2019

Applications for scholarship, priority placement, Teaching Assistant, and Artist Assistant use the same online form and are due by 11:59 PM [Pacific], February 1, 2019. Student applications accepted until courses are filled. Learn more about applying here.

Artist in Residence: Cannupa Hanska Luger

Craftspersons in Residence: Austin Stern, Sasha Tepper-Stewart

 

WORKING WITH THE CURRENT

Glassblowing, Coldworking, Assemblage, Mixed Media

Build the momentum you need in this focused-course as you reach towards your own personal goals with art and molten glass. Students will spend time in the Hot Shop to experiment with molten glass, explore both hot and cold assembly methods, and investigate scale, mixed media, and installation. Whether you plan to blow glass professionally or as a hobby, creativity is the key component to maintaining a healthy relationship with the material. Bring your ideas and concerns about glass and let’s step into the Hot Shop.

A / ALL LEVELS

 

KAZUKI TAKIZAWA

Kazuki Takizawa is a Los Angeles-based Japanese artist who was raised in Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand. Growing up in foreign countries his entire life, his art became an outlet for his expression of his personal journey. His work in glass sculptures and installations references a variety of topics related to mental health and depression. He has traveled extensively for teaching, exhibiting, and public speaking.

IDIOSYNCRATIC INVESTIGATIONS

Glassblowing, Moldmaking, Coldworking, Mixed Media

From fundamentals to fully executed ideas, this introduction to glassblowing will help you facilitate your creative pursuits. Concentrating on developing a well-informed, analytical practice in the hot shop that emphasizes good habits, efficiency, and creativity, students will be challenged to use their skills in pursuit of creative investigations, which will manifest in the form of unique works in glass. This course will also include discussions and demonstrations of other expressive techniques such as moldmaking, torchworking, and mixed-media processes.

A / INTRODUCTORY

 

CHÉ RHODES

Ché Rhodes received his MFA from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia. He was an assistant professor and head of glass art at Southern Illinois University, and currently is an associate professor and head of studio glass at the University of Louisville, Hite Art Institute. He is a former member of the Glass Art Society board of directors, and a former member of the Penland School of Crafts board of trustees. He has demonstrated at three Glass Art Society conferences and has taught in the United States and internationally.

GLASS AS SOCIAL PRACTICE: ENVIRONMENTALISM

Glassblowing, Hot Casting, Mixed Media, Experimentation

Develop a socially engaged practice informed by the materiality of glass, its craftsmanship, and its physical phenomena. Students will create actions and objects that foster social discourse and shared authorship as tools for promoting ecological consciousness and environmental stewardship. Studio prompts will encourage experiments in hot and cold glass that inspire a transformation in social space. Students will engage with communities in Seattle and the local region in an implementation of collaborative methodologies through the lens of environmental justice.

A / ALL LEVELS

 

CARMEN MONTOYA

ANJALI SRINIVASAN

Carmen Montoya is a socially engaged artist whose work bridges the worlds of community activism and the art gallery through interventions that question the presumed inevitability of everyday life. Her primary medium is the communal process of making meaning. Anjali Srinivasan uses glass in crowd-created installations and objects that remain incomplete without human intervention. Her studio promotes socially responsible glass design and is invested in how material imagination speaks to creative empowerment in a sustainable manner.

NEON FOR INSTALLATION & MIND CONTROL

Neon, Interactive Electronics, Mixed Media, Installation

Using traditional and non-traditional neon-making techniques, students will look at the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of combining light and mixed media to create immersive environments. Taking inspiration from mid-20th century installation art, light art, and UFO cults, we will develop artwork incorporating light, sound, and subtle animation to calm the soul or break down mental barriers. Learn to use electronics and environmental sensors to make work sensitive to light, sound, motion, and more. No experience with neon, coding, electronics, or cults necessary.

A / ALL LEVELS

 

RANJIT BHATNAGAR

SARAH BLOOD

Ranjit Bhatnagar works in music, installation, and text, with a particular interest in algorithmic techniques and in improvisation. His heaviest work is Stone Song, a 7,500 pound outdoor sound sculpture; his longest is The Tapestry of the Search for Terrestrial Intelligence at 44 yards. Sarah Blood is a visual artist who plays with the tension between light and materiality. Pushing the boundaries of phenomenology, her work questions perceptions of strength and permanence. She is an assistant professor in sculpture at Alfred University, New York.

STAINED GLASS ASSEMBLAGE

Stained Glass, Assemblage, Painting, Silver Stain

Create two or three stained glass panels as you investigate and work on glass to exploreand its historic design potential. Students will explore traditional and contemporary processes of embellishing glass and cross reference this via support, exchange, demos, process, ideas, and hopefully a little magic. Techniques covered will include painting on glass, silver staining, leading, sandblasting, soldering, lamination, and various drawing and image making methods.

A / ALL LEVELS

 

GLENN CARTER

Glenn Carter is a freelance glassmaker based in Plymouth, England. He is a glass lecturer at Plymouth College of Art and holds an MVA from the glass department at the Australian National University in Canberra. He has commissioned work installed in over thirty-five non-secular buildings throughout the United Kingdom. Other works are included in the collections of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Estonian Museum of Applied Art & Design; Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, England; and North Lands Creative, Scotland.

VITREOGRAPHY & THE MULTIPLE

Printmaking, Imagery, Sandblasting, Experimentation

Students will have a unique opportunity to use glass plates in the printmaking process of vitreography. Explore production of the multiple through various etching techniques and chemical processes, as well as other processes such as chine-collé and collage. Students will gain knowledge of both basic and advanced printmaking techniques, an understanding of paper and paper handling, ink mixing, blind embossing, and will leave the class with a substantial portfolio of 2D work. The session culminates in a print exchange, putting to use skills acquired to make multiple editions.

A / ALL LEVELS

 

BEN BERES

Ben Beres is one-third of conceptual art trio SuttonBeresCuller, who have been actively producing work in Seattle for nineteen years. Their list of awards includes a Creative Capital Grant, the Stranger Genius Award, and two MacDowell Colony fellowships. On his own, Beres is an accomplished printmaker who exhibits at Davidson Galleries, Seattle. He teaches printmaking at Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, and has been actively working in print and works on paper for twenty years.