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ERIC Number: ED023355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Pages: 54
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A College-Level Art Curriculum in Glass. Final Report.
Willson, Robert
In order to compile information to be used as a basis for developing a curriculum for teaching glass as an art material on the college level, glass experts, artists and centers in 12 nations were visited. It was clear that the US lags far behind other countries in teaching glass, in using it as a subject for art exhibitions and using it creatively in architecture, sculpture and painting. Not only is the neglect of this medium unfortunate because of artistic needs but also because there are few skilled American technicians to preserve or enhance this area of endeavor. Although glass is prized for the permanence of its color and transparency, there have been obstacles to its widespread use. These could be overcome and educational needs could be met if federal, foundation and industrial support could be made available for (1) the establishment of a free national glass experimental and informational center (2) the collection of teaching materials (3) teaching labs for glass artists and (4) international exhibitions on glass art. Federal aid should be channeled either through a new university or through universities in the Southwestern area to take advantage of existing native cottage-industry efforts. A model curriculum is presented, and a 5-year federally supported program is recommended (effective 1968) for a complete summer school of glass in Murano, Italy where artists, teachers and architects can be trained quickly and economically. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL.
Identifiers: Italy; Italy (Venice); Murano Glass Center