WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO BECOME A MASTER GLASSMAKER
“When I grow up, I want to become a master glassmaker”
is the design container blending all the initiatives that the Abate Zanetti School of Glass gears towards primary, middle and high school students.
The aim is to promote a creative approach to the universe of glass, with particular attention to the peculiarities of Muranese cultural production.
The teachers of the Abate Zanetti School of Glass will accompany the students in a hands-on experiential path that will allow them to explore the formal and structural possibilities of glass.
The project, lasting about 3 hours, provides instructional demonstrations that can focus on the techniques of fusing, modelling through lampworking and glassblowing in the furnace, conducted by experienced masters of the school, with a creative approach.
Starting from an agreed theme, students will assemble pieces of pre-worked glass and then compose them, with the goal of creating a small glass artefact.
The laboratory then foresees a demonstration of glasswoking in the furnace by a master glassmaker that places an emphasis on the physical characteristics of the material in a playful way, highlighting its peculiar features of viscosity, crystallization, and so on.
Both the design and the productive part will be assisted by instructors of the glass school, in agreement with the class’s teachers.
THE OFFER INCLUDES
- Use of laboratories
- Glass slates made during the laboratory