Courses + Catalog

Make the most of your summer and fall - apply now and study at Pilchuck Glass School! Since 1971, artists and instructors from around the world have converged on campus to exchange ideas and push the boundaries of glass.

In 2020, Pilchuck Glass School will be offering a special Pre-Session, six Summer Sessions, and two Fall Sessions. Instructors and Artists in Residence (AiRs) have been selected for their distinctive relationship to the session theme act as a campus wide parameter, outlining the focus of each course and providing a collective springboard for thoughtful interpretation and the creation of pieces infused with content.

Pilchuck’s annual SUMMER + FALL SESSIONS range from one to three weeks and offer a wide range of learning for artists of all skill levels. Highlights in 2020 include a cross-cultural exchange with artists from Scandinavia, courses devoted to integrating glass with music, storytelling and design, a one-week session for families to explore campus together, and a special focus on building with some of the architects of Pilchuck landmarks. Join us for #PILCHUCK2020!

The concepts that rise from the exploration of course themes will be realized with hot and cold glass in areas such as glassblowing, hot-glass sculpting, sand- and kiln-casting, fusing, neon, painting, flame working, printmaking, mixed-media sculpture, engraving, 3D modeling, printing and electronics. Find the courses that speak to you by looking at our handy Course Index page!

Pilchuck’s Hotshop, Annex, Studio Building, Printshop, Flatshop, BotLab, and Woods and Metal Studio are staffed by experienced coordinators to facilitate an almost limitless exploration of the material.

HOW TO APPLY:

New this year - APPLY FOR FREE!

With special thanks to generous donors, Pilchuck will be waiving the 2020 Application Fee for Programs and Residencies.

Student applications accepted until courses are filled. Learn more about how to apply, tuition details, and more here

Learn more about how to apply, scholarship and financial assistance opportunities, and tuition details.

COVID-19: HEALTH AND SAFETY UPDATES

Update 03-23-2020

In response to growing concerns around COVID-19, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel May programs and events - including Pre-Session and Session 1 courses. We apologize for any inconvenience and are doing our best to communicate with all who have been affected by these cancellations.

We remain optimistic that the remainder of 2020 summer and fall programs will continue to take place and encourage interested students to enroll. We have amended our enrollment and refund policies to give you the flexibility and financial security to do so without any risk.

Read more here.

VIEW THE 2020 PROGRAMS CATALOG ONLINE:

 

2020 SUMMER + FALL PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS:

 

PRE-SESSION
May 8 - 13

Lydia Boss & John Hogan
Michael Hernandez
Nate Ricciuto

Update 03-23-2020

In response to growing concerns around COVID-19, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel May programs and events - including Pre-Session and Session 1. We apologize for any inconvenience and are doing our best to communicate with all who have been affected by these cancellations.

Read more here.

SESSION 1: CROSS-CURRENTS: SCANDINAVIA
May 28 - June 8

Laura Aalto-Setälä
Stine Bidstrup
Tomas Colbengtson
Micke Johansson
Anu Penttinen

Artists in Residence: Shoplifter / Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir, Mercedes Mühleisen
Gaffers: Karin Forslund, Karen Nyholm

Update 03-23-2020

In response to growing concerns around COVID-19, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel May programs and events - including Pre-Session and Session 1. We apologize for any inconvenience and are doing our best to communicate with all who have been affected by these cancellations.

Read more here.

SESSION 2: THE JAM SESSION
June 12 - 29

Shaun Conroy & Peter Houk & Mark Stewart
Beccy Feather
Jocelyne Prince
John Roach
Bohyun Yoon

Artists in Residence: Chris Kallmyer, Brian Pike
Gaffers: Jeff Ballard, Brent Rogers

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SESSION 3: FAMILIES VALUED
July 6 - 13

Jennifer Bueno
Marzena Krzemińska-Baluch
Helen Lee
Carmen Lozar
Youth Camp: Marta Cabral & Dorie Guthrie

*Youth Camp is available for participants age 8-15, must be accompanied by parent or legal guardian who is enrolled in a Session 3 course.

Artist in Residence: Marela Zacarías
Curator in Residence: Susie Silbert
Gaffers: Jessica Jane Julius, Sally McCubbin

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SESSION 4: LOQUACIOUS
July 17 - August 3

Kalina Bańka
Jennifer Crescuillo & Morgan Peterson
De La Torre Brothers
Michael Flechtner
Raven Skyriver

Artists in Residence: Monica Cook, Kambui Olujimi
Gaffers: Jason Christian, Romina Gonzales

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SESSION 5: INTELLIGENT DESIGN
August 7 - 18

Bri Chesler
COYLE
John Hallett & Anders Rydstedt
Jay Macdonell & Michiko Sakano
Thaddeus Wolfe

Artists in Residence: Doug Johnston & Tomoe Matsuoka, Sabine Marcelis
Gaffers: Jen Elek, Eric Meek

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SESSION 6: BUILDERS
August 22 - September 2

Hank Murta Adams
Rebekah Birkan & Christian Oiticica
Eunsuh Choi
Austin Norvell
Kait Rhoads
Masahiro Sasaki

Artists in Residence: Judy Pfaff, Buster Simpson
Visiting Artist: James Carpenter
Gaffers: Courtney Branam, Jasen Johnsen

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FALL 1
September 6 - 11

Nikki Barber
Shannon Brunskill
Jason Elliott
Benjamin Jack Hill
Corey Pemberton

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FALL 2
September 14 - 19

Danielle Brensinger
Granite Calimpong
Althea Holden
Sayaka Suzuki
Galen Turner

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Header image: Installation view  of Chromo Sapiens at la Biennale di Venezia by 2020 Session 1 Artist in Residence Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter. Photo: Ugo Carmeni © Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir / Shoplifter, 2019.