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TMA Master Class | Michiko Sakano & Geoge Dielman: Good, Fast and Fair

TMA Master Class | Michiko Sakano & Geoge Dielman: Good, Fast and Fair

Toledo Museum of Art
Glass Pavilion
2444 Monroe St
Toledo, OH 43620

Monday-Friday, June 13- June 17, 2022 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Instructors: Michiko Sakano and George Dielman
Prerequisite: Intermediate
Technique(s): Hotshop
Course Code: 22S9HS906
[$950 members / $1000 nonmembers]

This class will focus on hot shop and professional practices to help prepare students for blowing glass in a professional studio. We will focus on setting up for success by matching drawings in the sense of form through specifications and color application. With deliberate preparation, planning, and practice students will learn to make quality pieces efficiently. Students will be encouraged to work from drawings and consider processes which best suit each object. In addition to the technical aspect of glass fabrication, the class will provide insight into working with clients. By considering students strengths, we will discuss which projects to pursue and how to manage expectations, while informing the clients in the process. With these professional aspects in mind, we will also work on how to compromise an attainable design with a fair budget for the craftsperson and the consumer.



Beginning in May and continuing through August, these one-week master classes will offer instruction in a variety of glass techniques including glassblowing, flameworking, glass fusing, cutting and hot sculpting. Each teaching artist is internationally recognized and brings with them a set of highly specific and refined skill sets unique to each studio in the Glass Pavilion. The classes will run one week, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lunch provided. Each week-long class will cost $950 for Museum members and $1,000 for non-members. Many of the classes are open to artists of all skill levels but some will require intermediate or advanced experience. Each class will be limited to four students and scholarships are available. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. As travel and gathering guidelines are subject to change in accordance with COVID 19 protocol, Master Class may be affected. In preparation for the classes, please refer to these sources for national and international travel.

For class descriptions and to sign up, visit; all coordinating artist lectures are free and open to the public

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