The University of Washington Tacoma has teamed up with the Museum of Glass to offer a new glass art class, held at the museum. Giving a basic introduction to studio glass making methods within the context of glass as a visual art material, the class is a first for the university, being piloted this winter quarter.
This quarter’s course runs in tandem with the current Paul Stankard exhibit at the museum, and offers students access to the galleries as well as the Hot Shop.
“This is a fabulous opportunity for UW Tacoma students that will also strengthen the collaborative relationship between our two organizations,” said Larry Knopp, director of the university’s Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences program, which is offering the class. Museum of Glass interim director Susan Warner said that the course enables the museum to reach out to students and the community.
Plans for a second offering of this course during spring quarter are under way.