Archive for January, 2012

The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass!

Monday, January 16th, 2012

The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass! Everyone at The Studio are there to help you have an educational and enjoyable experience during your class week or weeks. Prior to students arrival in Corning, the instructors have been thoroughly interviewed about equipment and material needs for their class. The students are urged to ask  for any special needs or requests that my develop as you being your study at at The Studio.

This is a list of what you can expect while participating during your class Studies

Access to The Studio: The Studio opens front doors at 8:00 am to 11:15 pm Monday – Friday and 8:00 am to 6:15pm on Saturday during your class.

Hours of operation: Classes generally run from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, the Studio is open for practice time Monday through Friday evening until 11:00 pm. The Studio closes on Saturday at 6:00 pm.

Parking: The Studio has plenty of free parking for students all week or weeks.

Museum Membership:¬† signing up for a course at The Studio brings the added advantage of free one -year Museum membership if you aren’t already a member. Membership entitles you to free entry into the museum, discounts at the retail and bookshop, and museum mailings about upcoming events.

Library: The Rakow Library has a large collection of books, journals, slides and videos on the history of glass, glassmaking  and design, available for your use in the Library.

Photography Room: The Studio’s photography room is available for your use. The service is free to students.

Critiques: Critiques are available by instructors, as well as Tina Oldknow, curator for modern glass.

Internet Access: There is a computer available for yo to check e-mail .

Lockers: Lockers are provided for you to store your personal belongings. This service is also free.

Videos: The Studio has videos for your viewing pleasure. Also available is a extensive listing of videos available at the Rakow  Reserch Library.

Massage: Twice per week by PK Smith, a local massage therapist, who will give a 20 minute chair massage for fifteen dollars.  This is a must.

Shipping: The Studio offers pre-paid shipping options for domestic U.S. destinations.

Meals: You can opt for hotel/meal plan, local restaurants provide your meals. Plenty of restaurant’s available in the area.¬† There is the Houghton Park Cafe just outside the doors to the left in the building that is shaped like a butterfly, great Food! The coffee bar at the Corning Museum of Glass offers a few grab and go options for breakfast during the week as well…they have great coffee’s.

Lunches: are brought into The Studio Monday – Saturday by noon.

Dinner’s are served at several restaurants which you are given a list.

Schedule of Events:

Sunday: 7:00 PM Dinner at Houghton Park Cafe

Monday: 8:30 am Orientation in The Studio Lecture Room – 7:00-8:30pm Tour of the Museum

Tuesday: 12:30 – 1:00pm Introduction to the Rakow Library – 7:30 – 9:00pm Instructor presentations in The Studio Lecture Room

Wednesday: 8:00-9:00am Museum Buyer- 11:00-12:00pm Live Stream Demo with Loren Stump- 12:00- 1:00 pm Chair massages- 4:00-6:00pm Critiques – 7:30 – 9:00pm Teaching assistant and student presentations in The Studio Lecture Room

Thursday: 12:30 am Р1:00 pm Museum curator talk during second half of lunch- 4:00-6:00pm Tour of large scale sculptures at  Corning, Inc. headquarters building

Friday: 12:00 Р1:00 pm Chair massage- 12:30 Р1:00 pm What to do with your pictures after you take them  2:00 Р8:00 pm Photography room available

Saturday: 10:00 – 4:00 pm Photography room available -4:00 pm Full shop clean -up ^:00 pm shop closes

Sunday: The Studio is open to pick up work

The Studio at Corning is such a Worthy Experience filled with many rewarding opportunities!




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