This is a semester-long course during which students will learn the art of glasswork. Students will be using tools and a kiln to create glass artwork. The first week is going to be spent going over safety procedures and proper use of tools for this class. Please make sure you have close-toed shoes to wear during the class. You can wear tennis shoes from P.E. class. For safety reasons, you cannot work with glass if you do not bring the appropriate shoes.
Fused glass is a term used to describe glass that has been fired or heat processed in a kiln at extremely high temperatures. Students will explore the basics of cutting, designing, fusing and slumping glass in a kiln. Fused glass can be used to make jewelry, decorative tiles and functional or sculptural objects such as bowls, plates, and frames, etc.
ASD’s standards are meant to prepare students to be productive citizens in a rapidly changing world that demands critical thinking and problem solving. They help students know what is expected of them by providing clear, defined learning targets.
Sketchbook: Includes any brainstorming, research, designing, planning you do prior to beginning an actual project. Written evaluations or critiques may be included in Sketchbook work.