Courses + Catalog
This summer, key words structure the dialogue and focus for session courses. Form + Function, Ephemeral, Metrics, Method, Archetype, and Corporeal provide a framework for inquiry. The Fall Program offers a one-week equally immersive experience at a different pace. Instructors and Artists in Residence (AiRs) have been selected for their distinctive relationship to their session’s keyword. 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.
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 – the only question is, which keyword speaks to you?
Visit the Course Index page to help with your search.
HOW TO APPLY:
Post-priority applications will now be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about how to apply, here.
2018 PROGRAM CATALOG:
2018 SUMMER + FALL PROGRAM SESSIONS + INSTRUCTORS:
|SESSION 1: FORM + FUNCTION
MAY 14 - 25
Jeff Ballard & Brent Rogers
Cortney Boyd & Adam Cohen
AiRs: Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby
|SESSION 2: EPHEMERAL
MAY 29 – JUNE 15
Patrick Nickell & Rob Stern
Cédric Ginart & Wayne Strattman
Jean Fernandes & Ashley McFarland
AiRs: Reilly Donovan, Caroline Woolard +
Leigh Claire Le Berge
|SESSION 3: METRICS
Lewis Batchelar & Madeline Prowd
Tommy Dylan & Mark Hursty
Micah Evans & Stephan Peirce
Rebecca Arday, Barrak Darweesh & Phirak Suon
AiRs: John Torreano, Ho-Wan-Ut “Haila” Old Peter
|SESSION 4: METHOD
Jen Elek & Jeremy Bert
Carrie Iverson & Jeremy Scidmore
AiRs: Laura de Santillana, Leo Berk
|SESSION 5: ARCHETYPE
JULY 30 – AUGUST 16
Matteo Tagliapietra & Roberto Beltrami
Jin Hongo & Robert Lewis
AiRs: Tanya Aguiñiga, Alessandro Diaz de Santillana
|SESSION 6: CORPOREAL
AUGUST 20 – 31
Laura Donefer & Jeff Mack
Erin Garmezy & Grant Garmezy
Yoav Reches & Angela Thwaites
AiRs: Damien Davis, Tip Toland
Now in its third year, Pilchuck’s Fall Program includes glassblowing, flame-working, glass painting and enameling, as well as a hybrid printmaking course.