Hot + Cold Glass Survey

This survey course will introduce a range of approaches in working with hot and cold glass. We will explore the viscous and elastic qualities of hot glass in solid, blown, and cast form. In the cold shop, we will work with light and texture through surface manipulation. Our approach will be collaborative and team-oriented as we learn how to safely move through and operate within glass shop spaces. This course will emphasize breadth over depth as we explore the many ways an artist can approach the unique materiality of glass, from hot to cold.

This workshop is taught by Helen Lee, an Assistant Professor and Head of Glass in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work is featured in collections at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, and Toyama City Institute of Glass Art. Learn more about Helen here.


Room 108 of the Art Lofts at 111 N. Frances St., Madison, WI 53703

Summer Arts Studio participant works in the hot shop                      Helen Lee assisting a student in the hot shop


Gallery image of work made during Summer Arts Studio                      A flame being used on a glass project