Class: ARTS 147.83 Instructor: Karl Carter. CarterK@bucks.edu
i. This is an introduction to the basic techniques of Glassblowing. The student will learn to manipulate hot glass into aesthetic forms through use of the blowpipe and its related functions of blowing, jacking, blocking, shaping, transferring and finishing. Class hours are divided between lecture and individual instruction on a rotating basis. Discussions will take place to exchange ideas and information and to relate and solve problems in learning the basics of glassblowing.
The schedule will be as follows:
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”.