Glass Academy

Students are introduced to the basics of glass casting with Salisbury University’s Glass Academy, which offers access to SU’s expert facilities as the only hot class program in the state of Maryland. During the course, students create a glass tile and “sun catchers” using the Pate d Verre method of casting. Sculptures will be displayed during a final showcase at Third Friday in Downtown Salisbury.

What You Need to Know

Audience: Students entering grades 9-12
• July 13-17
• Final showcase: July 18
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, with the final showcase 5 to 7 p.m. July 17 and 2 p.m. July 18
Cost: $300 total
Qualifications: None

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Program Highlights

Participants in the glass academy will:

  • Learn the basics of glass casting
  • Identify elements and principles of 3D design
  • Create a glass tile in low relief using glass casting techniques
  • Create sun catchers using Pate de Verre (glass paste) techniques
  • Develop basic clay skills and create plaster and molds

Academy Instructors

Aric Snee is an artist, educator and a designer who has worked with glass in academic, studio and factory environments. He received is M.F.A. in sculpture from Alfred University and in 2014 started designing for the Danish glass company Holmegaard. Snee teaches glass and sculpture in the Art Department at SU.