Watch the sun rise up over the rolling hills that surround our beautiful campus. Take a self-guided walk through our labyrinth, stroll or jog along our serene meditation trail or take an early morning walk to visit our Red Schoolhouse. Maps and information will be provided upon check-in at Watson.
In the Dining Room at 7:00 a.m., cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, and juice, coffee, tea, water will be available. At 7:45 a.m. and each day of the program following, there will a rotating variety of choices such as a hot cereal, eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, or French toast. Before you leave for the day, you can make your own sandwich to bring with you. You can store that bagged lunch in the Studio refrigerator, however, if you decide not to make your lunch, you can buy your lunch at the Museum Café on your own.
We’ll ride from Watson to the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass in downtown Corning, approximately 15 minutes by bus. We'll meet our instructors who we’ll get to know very well as they direct us through 20 hours of studio creating time through the week. After a quick walk around, we’ll load up our individual lockers. Then, the first of our three 90-minute classes will begin introducing the furnace, the torch, or glass cutting techniques to prepare pieces for the kiln.
Lunch either in the Studio lunchroom or at the Museum Café.
After lunch, we'll continue with our third 90-minute class. After wards, tour the famous galleries at the Corning Museum of Glass with expert museum glass guides. Explore the museum on your own. See a glass blowing demonstration or check out the gift shop.
Dinner in the Dining Room.
We will gather for a presentation glass artist, Allison Burrell. She will discuss women in the glassmaking field and show us some of her amazing hand blown pieces.