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CORNING, NEW YORK

Hands-On Glassmaking At the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass

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Program #2388RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Immerse yourself in glassworking as you delight in the natural beauty of New York’s Finger Lakes region. Divide 20 studio hours between furnace working, flameworking, and cold working as highly qualified glassmakers instruct and help you create beautiful glass objects. At the furnace, try your hand at glassblowing and work with molten glass to fashion paperweights and vessels. Using the basics of flameworking, make beads and small scale sculptures. In the kiln shop, create fused jewelry pieces, small slumped projects and learn to sandblast glass.


Highlights

• Don't just watch a demonstration — make glass yourself!
• Enjoy a historic walking exploration of the restored Market Street district of downtown Corning.
• Marvel at 3500 years of glassmaking at the finest glass museum in the world.

Activity Notes

Walking and/or standing for up to one hour at a time. Wheelchairs can be accommodated.

Coordinated by Watson Homestead Conference and Retreat Center.


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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
13 Hands-on experiences

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5
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