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Corning
Hands-On Glassmaking At the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass
Learn from experts how to create beautiful glass objects as you enjoy 20 studio hours of furnace working, flameworking and cold working in the Finger Lakes region’s “Crystal City.”
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Program No. 2388RJ
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6 days
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6 days
5 nights
13 meals
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DAY
1
Check-In, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Painted Post, NY
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Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center

Afternoon: Registration at 3PM in lobby, followed by refreshments in the dining room, then swimming in the pool from 4:30 - 5:30 PM. (Pool is open mid-May through October).

Dinner: At 6 p.m. dinner is served in the Dining Room. We feature all-you-can-eat country-style buffet entrees with at least one vegetarian option and a full salad bar.

Evening: At 7 PM we will introduce the site, staff and program details. Then we meet each other.

DAY
2
Begin work at Studio, Intro tour at Corning Museum of Glass
Painted Post, NY
B,L,D
Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center

Breakfast: Breakfast at Watson Homestead

Morning: Orientation tour of the Studio and meet its staff. Then participants begin schedule of small groups working for 90 minutes in each area of glass blowing, bead making, or kiln-working techniques.

Lunch: Lunch at the Corning Museum of Glass Cafe with vouchers provided.

Afternoon: Participants work at the Studio in the third area. Introductory walk-through of the galleries at the Corning Museum of Glass.

Dinner: Dinner at Watson Homestead

Evening: Evening free to watch videos of master glassworkers who have taught at the Studio.

DAY
3
Studio Day 2, Master Gaffer Demo, pass-around glass program
Painted Post, NY
B,L,D
Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center

Breakfast: Breakfast at Watson Homestead

Morning: Participants work at the Studio in two areas: glass blowing, bead making, or kiln-working techniques.

Lunch: Lunch at the Corning Museum of Glass Cafe with vouchers provided.

Afternoon: Participants work at the Studio in the third area. Master glassmaker demonstration at the Studio.

Dinner: Dinner at Watson Homestead

Evening: Presentation with Jenny Monroe of a pass-around session of various glass types. We will learn to differentiate cut from pressed glass and feel the surface of various styles and decorative effects on antique glass.

DAY
4
Studio Day 3, "I can do this!" At leisure dinner downtown.
Painted Post, NY
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Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center

Breakfast: Breakfast at Watson Homestead

Morning: Participants work at the Studio in two areas: glass blowing, bead making, or kiln-working techniques.

Lunch: Lunch at the Corning Museum of Glass Cafe with vouchers provided.

Afternoon: Participants work at the Studio in the third area. This afternoon we will have more time for the galleries and demonstrations at the Corning Museum of Glass. For a preview go to www.cmog.org.

Dinner: Free evening to find dinner on own on Restored Market Street (nicknamed the Gaffer District) in downtown Corning. A list and map will be provided.

Evening: Free evening to go into town, work on your final stencilling projects for sand blasting, or view videos by master glassmakers.

DAY
5
Studio Final Day 4, Market Street walking tour & winetasting
Painted Post, NY
B,L,D
Watson Homestead Conference & Retreat Center

Breakfast: Breakfast at Watson Homestead

Morning: Participants work at the Studio in two areas: glass blowing, bead making, or kiln-working techniques.

Lunch: Lunch at the Corning Museum of Glass Cafe with vouchers provided.

Afternoon: Participants work at the Studio in the third area. This afternoon we have a walking tour of the Market Street Restoration District and a culminating wine tasting.

Dinner: Dinner at Watson Homestead

Evening: Our final evening together always includes making hand-cranked ice cream and celebrating our glass creations with a show and tell. At this time we stamp Road Scholar passports and sit by the fire inside or a campfire outside, depending on the season. Sometimes, our Studio instructors come out to the Homestead to join us for dinner!

DAY
6
Pick up yesterday's creations and visit the Rockwell Museum
Painted Post, NY
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Breakfast: Breakfast at Watson Homestead

Morning: Checkout and final trip to the Studio to pick up the pieces we made yesterday. We will also visit the Rakow Research Library to see their special exhibit.

Lunch: Departures at 10:30 AM. Vouchers for admission to the Rockwell Museum of Western Art in downtown Corning will be available. Hope we'll meet again at another Road Scholar program!