On Thursday, March 17, a group of Upper School art students, with teachers Amy Jackson and Lee Kephart, stepped out of their North Cross studio space and traveled to The Rocky Mount Center for the Arts to experience glass blowing. The Rocky Mount center is the closest glass studio within 100 miles.
Prior to the trip, the students studied the artwork of Dale Chihuly and previewed a video so they could gain an idea of what to expect from the visit. Then they experienced the heat and loudness of the glass studio for themselves!
The students worked as members of a team with Carolyn Rogers, who has studied at Chihuly’s Pilchuck School in Seattle, WA, and Aaron Stubbs who is the Executive Director of the Center and holds an MFA from VCU. Each student chose the shape, color, and detail for a glass sculpture and also did a gallery critique of the art exhibited at the center.
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