Paul Stankard & Shane Fero: Birds, Flora & the Figure

Birds, Flora & the Figure
Event Date: 
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, June 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Glass Education Center

Address: 286 Welchville Road, Alloway, NJ 08079
Cost: $850 per person
Instructor: Paul Stankard & Shane Fero

Each 5-day workshop runs from 9AM to 5PM each day with additional studio time Monday through Thursday from 5PM to 9PM.

Lunch is available each day at the glass center for an additional fee. $48 for 4-day workshops, and $60 for 5-day workshops.

The Marriot Townplace Suites in Logan Township is offering a special discount rate of $109 per night for workshop attendees.


To register for this 5-day workshop: REGISTER FOR BIRDS, FLORA AND THE FIGURE  

Since seating is limited, early registration is highly encouraged. 


About the Event:

This class is the first time that Paul Stankard and Shane Fero have taught together after a 27+ year friendship and collaboration of ideas. We are very excited about the possibilities of this collaborative teaching venture. In this class, we will be exploring birds, flora as well as the human figure in provocative juxtapositions and configurations. Students will learn how to sculpt these forms utilizing 96 Coe soft glasses with tubing and rods. A focus on decorative elements informed by various techniques of cane drawing, powders, and paints will augment the class. Paul will demonstrate smaller encapsulations of flowers in conjunction with Shane's figures. Finally, this course will culminate with a visit to Paul's studio on the Friday afternoon with Paul and Shane's final demonstration of their collaboration of a nest with flowers and a bird inspired by a Bowerbird nest. Discussions and PowerPoint presentations will augment the history of flameworking.


About the Instructor:

A pioneer in the studio-glass movement, Paul Stankard’s career has spanned more than four decades.  He has established an international reputation for interpreting nature in glass with his floral art.  Paul maintains an active career in the studio, while teaching at institutions like the Penland School of Crafts, The Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass and Urban Glass.  Paul is also the artist-in-residence at Salem Community College’s Glass Education Center in the glass studio which bears his name.  Stankard’s work is represented in more than 40 museums worldwide.

In 1963, Paul graduated from the Salem County Vocational-Technical Institute, the predecessor institution of Salem Community College.  In 1999, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the College.  In 2008, the College granted him an honorary associate of fine arts degree in recognition of this inspiration in the establishment of the glass art program.  Paul has received many honors and accolades from numerous organizations.  He has received honorary doctorates from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio, and from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey.

Paul has published three books, No Green Berries or Leaves: The Creative Journey of an Artist in Glass in 2007, Spark the Creative Flame: Making the Journey from Craft to Art in 2013, and most recently Studio Craft as Career: A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art-making in 2016.


About the Instructor:

Shane Fero was born in Chicago, IL in 1953 and has been a flameworker for 47years and maintains a studio next to Penland School in North Carolina.  He participates in international symposia and conferences by lecturing and demonstrating. Fero is also an educator and has taught at institutions such at Penland School, Urban Glass, the Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, the University of Michigan, Eugene Glass School, Espace Verre, Montreal, Quebec, the Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pilchuck Glass School, Bild-Werk, Frauenau, Germany, the International Glass Festival in Stourbridge, UK, Scuola Bubacco, Murano, Italy, Chameleon Studio, Tasmania, Taiwan, China, Australia and in Seto, Osaka, and the Niijima Glass Art Center in Japan. 

His work can be found in collections both private and public institutions worldwide.  He has had over 30 solo exhibitions since 1992 and has participated in over 400 group exhibitions during his career.  He has been honored with three retrospectives; a 30 year at the Berkowitz Gallery at the University of Michigan in 1999, a 40 year at the Huntsville Museum of Art in 2008 and at the Christian Brothers University in 2010.  His work can be found in over 20 museum collections worldwide including the Museum of Art & Design NY, The Corning Museum of Glass NY, GlasMuseum, Denmark, the Asheville Art Museum, NC, the Huntsville Museum of Art, AL, the Museum fur Glaskunst, Lauscha, Germany, and the Nijiima Contemporary Glass Museum in Japan.  He is the Past-President of the Board of Directors of the Glass Art Society and received the Lifetime Membership Award from GAS in Chicago in 2014.


*All of our classes are subject to a minimum enrollment policy.  In the event that we do not meet our minimum enrollment for a course we will refund your purchase.  Salem Community College is not responsible for non-refundable travel expenses.  Students will be notified no later than 45 days prior to their class start date if their workshop is subject to cancellation. There is always a chance, due to unforeseen circumstances that a class may be cancelled unexpectedly.  In these instances as well, refunds on registration will be issued, and Salem Community College will not be responsible for non-refundable travel expenses.