The Glassblowing program is suitable for basic to intermediate-level students to explore the processes of design and fabrication of art glass.
A fully-equipped, state-of-the art glass studio provides the perfect environment for students to immerse themselves in the manipulation and exploration of hot glass. Particular attention will be given to the set up and safe operation of studio equipment. Design, colour theory, drawing and art history for glass artists will provide a strong foundation for exploring glassblowing, cold working techniques, colour applications, mould making and designing for production glass. This program provides a strong portfolio foundation and prepares graduates for further, more specialized studies in glass, or apprenticeship opportunities.
This 15-week program is delivered in an intensive format, and is the equivalent to two semesters of full-time studies.
"To me, Fleming is a home away from home. A place to explore your creative side with encouragement and direction, a place for artistic growth and a place where you always feel welcome"
Michael H. Davies, Glassblowing Certificate Graduate.
Why Choose Fleming
This program is delivered at Fleming College’s Haliburton Campus, located in central Ontario's spectacular Haliburton Highlands region and home to the Haliburton School of The Arts, renowned for outstanding arts programming. Designed for visual artists, the contemporary architecture maximizes natural light in the studios, classrooms and common areas. It's the perfect environment to flourish as an artist.
Fleming students have unique and flexible options for earning their diploma in the visual arts. Once students have completed their certificate, they can continue their education by enrolling in two more semesters of study to complete their Visual and Creative Arts diploma. Students can continue their arts education through transfer agreements with Sheridan College, Emily Carr University of Art and Design and OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design).
The certificate programs are delivered in an intensive format in which two semesters of credits can be completed in only 15 weeks. Each certificate course comprises 32.5 hours of in-class instruction with an additional 15 hours of technician - guided, independent studio time. Faculty members are not only professional artists and designers, but also dedicated teachers who are intent upon the development of your technical skills, creative thinking, and artistic integrity. The 40-year history of the Haliburton School of The Arts is proof of the passion and focus of its faculty, administration, and support staff, whose collaboration provides an environment rich in potential for studies in the arts.
Is this You?
- Open minded
- Committed to ongoing exploration of your own creativity
- Willingness to learn from others
- Manual dexterity
- Ability to commit to intensive format
- You have started a life-long learning experience in the discipline of glassblowing with endless options in your pursuit of a career in this field.
- This program will appeal to the serious student who is seeking to build an excellent foundation portfolio of work before pursuing further studies, to apply their learning to another medium, or to explore apprenticeship, freelance, or teaching career options.
Minimum Admission Requirements
OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including:
- 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12)
When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted.
If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission.
This 15-week certificate can be applied toward the Visual and Creative Arts Diploma - Specialist Option.
Graduates of the Glassblowing certificate will be considered for entrance into the Sheridan College Crafts and Design advanced diploma program. Successful applicants will enter directly into the second year of the program. All applicants will be required to present a portfolio as part of the admission process.
There will be an additional expense of approximately $965 for tools, optional field trip and mandatory safety equipment, in addition to the material fee included in the tuition.
For more information see the Pathways to University page.
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