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Ryan Gothrup

Contact Name: Ryan Gothrup

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Phone: 330-606-7377

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Glass artist, Ryan Gothrup, has been an educator of glassblowing for over 16 years. From youth starting at the age of 10 years old to elderly and students with learning differences, he has taught glassblowing to a wide variety of students. After receiving his MFA, he spent 6 years teaching at the college leveland for the past 5 years has been using his mobile glass trailer to educate on location.


Sample Programs Offered

Program Title: Glass Education Project: Material-Object-Art

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Integration, Arts Appreciation

Program Description:

Glass Education Project: Material-Object-Art

With the use of a mobile glass studio, the Glass Education Project will expose students to the process of hot glass making. The project consists of four overall components: demonstrations, hand-on workshop, lecture and critiques, and an exhibition of student created works. The first day will consist of demonstrations for the entire student body of the school. The demonstrations enlighten viewers on how science, math, engineering, and art and design are utilized in the creation of glass objects. The second component consists of a hand-on workshop with students from the art department. Within the workshop, students will learn the basics of manipulating hot glass. They will create an object in glass that will be incorporated into a mixed-media project. The workshop will be followed up with an artist lecture and in class demonstration on ways to alter and adhere glass to other materials. In addition, the students will participate in a series of critiques where they will have an open dialogue about their work and ideas. Finally, the students will prepare their work for a gallery exhibition.

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Program Title: Mobile Glassblowing Experience: Connections in Glass

Program Type: Arts Integration, Arts Appreciation

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Mobile Glassblowing Experience: Connections in Glass

The Mobile Glassblowing Experience brings the artistry and education of glass making beyond the studio walls to your location. Students will experience a multitude of information surrounding the lost art of glassblowing. Glassblowing is an interdisciplinary art form that embodies art and design, science, math, engineering, and teamwork.
Art
From a liquid to a solid, students will learn how this hot molten material transforms into countless shapes and forms.
Science
From melting temperatures and centrifugal force to the elasticity of glass and combustion, students will learn the many scientific connections surrounding the art of glass blowing.
Math
From geometry to physics, students will observe how essential math plays a role in creating three-dimensional objects in hot glass.

Throughout the demonstrations students will gain vast knowledge about this unique material and will be exposed to the necessary connections that are essential to its creation.

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Program Title: Glassblowing Blowout: Utilitarian Glass

Program Type: Arts Curriculum, Arts Integration, Arts Appreciation

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Glassblowing Blowout: Utilitarian Glass

With the use of a mobile glass studio, this one to two week workshop will teach students the art of glassblowing. In this workshop, students will learn the basics of manipulating and blowing glass into various utilitarian forms. Students will be expected to execute design drawings and create those objects in glass. Working together is essential in creating objects in glass, students will partner up and will learn how to work together to create their designs. Students will learn the terminology and will witness how essential art and design, math, science, engineering, and teamwork play a role in creating objects in glass.

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