Glass Blowing and Stained Glass

Studio art supplies can be expensive. Lab fees may be required. Additional lab hours outside of class will be necessary for students to complete the requirements of a studio course.

Introduction to Glassblowing

VAFA147

Students are introduced to basic studio techniques of forming molten glass through the use of various tools, equipment, and processes. They are introduced to basic technical skills required for the production of glass objects, and to aesthetic sensitivity for the material. Studio procedures, including maintenance, safety, and construction are covered.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Glassblowing II

VAFA148

This course advances the processes and concepts in the forming of molten glass through the use of various tools and equipment. Students in this class are expected to have basic knowledge of studio operation and glassblowing techniques.

3 credits
Prerequisite: VAFA147 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Architectural Stained Glass Windows

VAFA149

Students make architectural stained glass windows that are structurally sound and artistically designed. They apply the traditional techniques of cartooning, pattern making, color selection, cutting, glass decoration, and installation.

3 credits
Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: None

Stained Glass II

VAFA249

Students further develop their skills in making architectural stained glass windows and create more complex designs. Students employ traditional methods and are introduced to the additional techniques of plating, painting, gold staining, etching, and slumping.

3 credits
Prerequisite: VAFA149 (C or better)
Corequisite: None