Study Abroad/Off-Campus: Fire and Ice: A Glassblowing Intensive in Benton Harbor, MI
January 4–18, 2015
*Note: Dates subject to change
Take the chill off winter in this fire-y, hands-on, two-week intensive in the art of glassblowing at Water Street Glassworks, located just around the tip of the lake, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Learn the skills, techniques, and tools used to manipulate molten or "hot" glass into vessels and/or sculptural forms. Lectures, demonstrations, instructional videos, and critiques will augment studio instruction. By working in teams of two, participants will learn the importance of teamwork and how it creates a safe and efficient glass studio environment. Students will also work together as a class to create a public performance/installation involving hot glass and ice. This presentation will kick off an exhibition of individual artwork at the end of the second week. Time outside of class can be spent seeing the dunes, icebergs, and fields of Michigan's winter landscape, going ice-skating or enjoying activities in the Benton Harbor Arts District.
This course is designed for the beginning student, however it can be adapted to accommodate intermediate-level students with previous glassblowing experience.
Credits: 3 credits STUDIO (3000-level)
Jerry Catania, Founder of Water Street Glassworks and Ox-Bow instructor
Program fee: Approximately $685 (not including accommodation, meals, or transport to Benton Harbor)
PLUS Tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,381 per credit hour
Graduate—$1,467 per credit hour
Participants are not required to stay in group accommodation for this class and should locate their own accommodation in Benton Harbor/St Joseph, Michigan. A list of suggested hotels will be provided to participants after registration.
Online registration begins: October 9, 2014
Deposit due at registration: $250
Wednesday, September 17, 12:10 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 920