(Road Scholar activity level – On Your Feet)
Gather, slump, blow, stretch, throw, build, pour, glaze, twist, burnish and hammer will have new meanings for you after this intensive art week. Join fellow creative women for an introduction to glass-making, ceramics and blacksmithing in one of America's finest small art cities. Quiet, pastoral surroundings let you relax after each day of intensely creative work and learning. Get up close and personal with design, creation, aesthetics and history of handmade art as you try your hand at the torch and the wheel and take your treasures home as keepsakes from your memorable week. Highlights: • Learn glassmaking, ceramics and blacksmithing techniques from talented instructors and use them to create your own beads, vases, clay pieces and ironwork. • Visit museums and galleries like the Rockwell Museum of American Art and the Corning Museum of Glass, where you’ll learn about 3500 years of glassmaking history and techniques. • Enjoy a curatorial lecture about the work of LC Tiffany and the women behind his legendary lampshades and stained glass windows. ($1079 per person double occupancy/ + $120 for single occupancy) Note that both Women at the Fire programs are offered concurrently with Hiking programs.