Class: ARTS 148. Instructor: Karl Carter CarterK@bucks.edu
Office: Library 114 Hours 9-5 M-F
i. This course is specific to intermediate glassblowing techniques. Students will be introduced to advanced methods of manipulating hot glass with the blowpipe. Emphasis is on the glassblowing process utilizing the “team” concept. Class Hours are divided between lecture, demonstration of technique, and individual instruction on a rotating basis. Weekly discussions will take place to exchange ideas and information and to relate and solve problems encountered in working with hot glass.
ii. Students’ work will be evaluated on an individual basis, according to his or her interpretation of glass and the related techniques covered in this session. Student co-operation regarding use and maintenance of the glass studio will also be taken into consideration before final grades are issued. Notebook, or student’s account of personal development, perceptions, and record of lab sessions will count for one-fourth of the final grade.
Class and lab attendance are mandatory as well as necessary in order to acquire the technical skill required to complete the assigned projects. If attendance becomes a problem, I will utilize the “teacher initiated withdraw” a department policy that states: “After three absences (before mid-semester), students will be eligible for teacher initiated withdrawal.” Missing the Final critique will result in an automatic “F”.