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.
Applications for scholarship, priority placement, and financial assistance and are due by 11:59 PM [Pacific], February 1, 2020. Student applications accepted until courses are filled.
Learn more about how to apply, scholarship and financial assistance opportunities, and tuition details.
Additionally, when you apply to be a student at Pilchuck in 2020, you may also be considered for six different partner residencies around the world! Learn more here.
VIEW THE 2020 PROGRAMS CATALOG ONLINE:
2020 SUMMER + FALL PROGRAM INSTRUCTORS:
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.