22772
New York
Women at the Fire: An Art Introduction to Glass, Clay and Steel
Blow, twist, hammer and mold during an introductory art week with other creative women. Learn ceramics, glassblowing and blacksmithing from instructors, and create your own keepsakes.
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Program No. 22772RJ
Length
6 days
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At a Glance

Gather, slump, blow, stretch, throw, build, pour, glaze, twist, burnish and hammer will have new meanings for you after this week of hands on art lessons and art gallery visits. Join fellow creative women for an introduction to glass-making, ceramics and blacksmithing in one of America's finest small art cities. Explore the world-class Corning Museum of Glass and admire expert glass pieces. Take your museum observations to the studio, and get up close and personal with design, creation, aesthetics and history of handmade art as you try your hand with clay, glass and steel and take your treasures home as keepsakes.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking and/or standing for up to one hour at a time.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn glassmaking, ceramics and blacksmithing techniques from talented instructors and use them to create your own beads, vases, clay pieces and steel work.
  • Visit museums and galleries like the Rockwell Museum of American Art and the Corning Museum of Glass, where you’ll learn about 3500 years of glassmaking history.
  • Enjoy docent lectures about the work of LC Tiffany and the woman behind his legendary lampshades and the story of Pueblo pottery matriarchs.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: The unique experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs).
Featured Expert
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Jessi Moore
Seattle-native Jessi Moore has worked and studied in Washington, Illinois, Hawaii, New York, and Denmark. Moore has been the recipient of numerous awards including scholarships to study at Pilchuck Glass School, Penland School of Craft and The Studio. She has also served on the board of directors for the Glass Art Society. Her work is primarily an investigation into the fallibility and distortion of human memory as well as the intricacies of glass arts.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Martha Manikas-Foster
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Amanda Warren
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Corinne Everhart
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Christa Westbrook
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Jessi Moore
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Stephen Brucker
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