Glass and Glassblowing Winter 2024

Class Details

This course provides an introduction to both a theoretical consideration of the glassy state of matter and the practical manipulation of glass. We do flameworking with hand torches for at least 12 hours per week. While no previous experience is required, students with patience, good hand-eye coordination, and creative imagination will find the course most rewarding. The class is open to both artistically and scientifically oriented students. Note: if you are required to participate in a sustaining language program during Winter Study, this course meets at the same time. The first and last classes are required, so make your travel plans accordingly.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1083
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, exhibition of glass projects, a 10-page paper, and a presentation to the class
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: preference is given to juniors, sophomores, and those who express the most and earliest interest and enthusiasm by email to Professor Thoman
Unit Notes: Jay Thoman is the J. Hodge Markgraf Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus. He has taught this course many times.
Materials/Lab Fee: $50
Attributes: EXPE Experiential Education Courses
SLFX Winter Study Self-Expression
STUX Winter Study Student Exploration
WELL Winter Study Wellness

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