Over the course of this workshop, we will explore conventional and experimental methods for flameworking in the context of contemporary art. We will cover strategies for sculpting and assembling complex forms, making improvised tools and jigs, and break down how to plan and execute a large project. Contextual presentations and group discussion will be included to give students a general overview of the contemporary art landscape as it intersects with traditions of flameworking, technology and the sciences. Bring your sketchbook and ideas, this is sure to be an information-packed, fast-paced class. Some experience is helpful, but the workshop is designed to accommodate makers of all skill levels.
Amy Lemaire is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. An explorer at heart, her work reveals an interest in currency systems, material language poetics and the production of histories. Lemaire studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA) and Pratt Institute (MFA). She has taught at UrbanGlass (NY), Pilchuck Glass School (WA), Penland School of Crafts (NC) and Salem Community College (NJ). As a visiting artist and instructor, Lemaire has worked with students at Pratt Institute, NYU, Tyler School of Art, Alfred University, and University of Montana. Recent residencies include Tyler School of Art, UrbanGlass, Museum of Art and Design, WheatonArts, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Her essay “Flame Grows Up” was published in Glass Quarterly magazine in 2018. She is an artistic member of the American Scientific Glassblowers Association and a member of the Glass Art Society. Lemaire has exhibited at galleries across the US, including Traver Gallery in Seattle and is currently represented by Heller Gallery in NYC.
5-Day Course, Additional Information
- Lunch is available for an additional fee; $75 for 5-day workshops.
- Classes meet 9 am to 5 pm each day. Students will have additional practice time the first four evenings of the course from 5 pm to 9 pm.
- Work from the final day of the course will be available for pick up beginning the following Monday (with the exception of Memorial Day). Students can have finished worked shipped for an additional fee.
Discounted Hotel Rate
Hampton Inn, Swedesboro-Philadelphia
2 Pureland Dr., Swedesboro, NJ 08085
856-467-6200 or 855-244-8890
Mention “SCC Glass Workshops” when reserving your room.
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TownePlace Suites, Swedesboro-Logan Township
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Last day to book at discount rate: Friday, May 1, 2020
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Cancellation and Refund Policies
- Salem Community College is not responsible for non-refundable travel expenses. There is always a chance, due to unforeseen circumstances that a class may be cancelled unexpectedly. In these instances, refunds on registration will be issued, and Salem Community College will not be responsible for non-refundable travel expenses.
- 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. Students will be notified no later than 45 days prior to their class start date if their workshop is subject to cancellation due to enrollment.
- Student cancellation/refund policy- Cancellations made more than 45 days prior to the start of the class are subject to a $150 cancellation fee. Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to the start of a course will receive a 50% refund for the registration fee. Cancellations within 2 weeks of the course are not eligible for a refund.