Getting on/off Metro bus; riding approximately 30 minutes. Walking 5 blocks, often uphill; standing over an hour during workshop; hot/drafty conditions; appropriate dress as described.
In the hotel's restaurant, enjoy a buffet breakfast with options such as eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, pastries, toast, milk, juice, coffee (regular/decaf), tea, water.
We'll walk from the hotel to board the Metro bus, and ride about 30 minutes to Pratt Fine Arts Center for our first day in the studio. We will see a glass-blowing demonstration incorporating a number of different techniques. Then, we’ll gather molten glass on our blowpipes and work one-on-one with an artist/teacher to create our own globe, paperweight, or other shape.
At the Pratt Center, we’ll have boxed lunches.
We will continue our hands-on glass-blowing experience under expert supervision.
We’ll enjoy a plated meal at a local restaurant.
We will see a video about internationally-known glass artists who got their start at Pilchuck Glass School, founded in 1971 by Dale Chihuly. The campus in Stanwood, Washington, north of Seattle, has become the world’s most comprehensive center for glass art education.