glass pieces for making glass art in the kiln
Start: April 20, 2024 11 a.m.
End: April 20, 2024 5 p.m.
Location: Marilyn K. Glick Center

A professional development event for East Central Indiana Art Teachers, hosted by the Art Education Association of Indiana and the Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University.

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Experience glass-art making techniques at one of the premier glass-art facilities in Indiana! East Central Indiana art teachers are invited to spend a Saturday afternoon in the Marilyn K. Glick Center for the Glass at Ball State University experiencing a combination of 2 of the following 3 options; glass blowing, flame-working, or glass fusing. Participants will choose from two, 2-hour sessions when registering.

Flame Studio

  • After safety instruction is reviewed, participants will work to create small glass sculptural components or jewelry-based components. The flame studio allows participants to work on individual torches with glass-colored rods. Three-dimensional. (Limit first 14 registrations.)

Kiln Studio

  • After safety instruction is reviewed, participants will spend time working with colored sheet glass, glass frits and powders, and glass stringers to recreate glass drawings to be fired in the kiln. The kiln studio allows participants to plan out and create drawings in a cold state that is then fired to the glass. Two-dimensional. (Limit first 14 registrations.)

Hot ShopDue to safety limitations both Hot Shop sessions have filled.

  • After safety instruction is reviewed, participants will work to create a solid or hollow creation. This could include a small functional vessel or small sculptural piece. The hot shop has participants working in small teams with glass gathered from a furnace. Three-dimensional. (Limit first 12 registrations.)

Please arrive early by 11:00am. Lunch and information session, 11:30am-12:30pm. Glass making activities 12:30 – 5:30 pm.

This workshop is partially subsidized by financial donations from AEAI, the College of Fine Art and the School of Art at Ball State University.

Workshop registration fee: $45

Fee includes lunch at the Glick Center (Sandwiches and light fare), refreshments (Coffee, drinks and light snacks) and all materials cost. You will need to use your credit card to pay the fee. See registration link below.

Registration deadline: Wednesday Mar. 20th by 5 pm.

Registration has closed for the event at this time.


Questions? Please contact:

Michael Prater or Hannah Richardson

What should I bring?

Your registration fee will cover all materials costs. Bringing a sketchbook and something to draw or write with is suggested but not required. Bringing a water bottle or similar covered container for water is also recommended.

What to wear:

You will be working with heat and open flames. It is important to wear long- sleeve shirts and full-length pants composed primarily of natural fiber. Be prepared to tie long-hair back (hair ties). Please wear close-toed shoes (leather is best, cloth is acceptable). Safety glasses, dust mask, and gloves will be provided as needed.