|Maine gifted and talented HS students enjoy a glass blowing demonstration .|
This winter has been one of record gatherings in the studio. We have offered our beginning glass blowing class, some one day workshops, and glass blowing demonstrations for a record number of community groups. WOW how did that happen?! Well it has been a long held dream to create an educational and events based component to the studio space we inhabit here at Atlantic Art Glass.
Seems Folks really do like to gather round the fire! As we have shared our work with folks through exhibitions and sales- the inevitable question rises in the conversation, "How do you do that."? Well in our space (although rather primitive) we can invite folks to watch us blow glass. This naturally leads to folks asking to try it, which lead to our first glass blowing classes. We have been offering winter glass blowing classes for over 5 years. We have inspired a burgeoning group of glass artists in this area. We are committed to fostering their work by making studio space available to them....and others!
|Beginning glass blowing class!|
So we are beginning to offer our space to fine craft artists to teach classes in their medium too. Soon I hope to show you pictures of folks taking other classes here, like metal smithing, black smithing, printing, photography, and glass fusing, to name a few.
Look how much fun it can be----
|Beginning glass blowing class high school student.|
|Adults enjoying an evening out in the hot shop.|
|Girl scout troupe 1583 comes in to earn a patch!|
|Sumner HS students come in for a demonstration.|
|Brewer HS comes in for a workshop.|
|Brewer HS workshop includes some hot glass sculpting!|
|Brewer HS also had a glass fusing lesson.|
|Brewer HS workshop an example of |
cultural enrichment and connections!!