Class Information

Class Information

Application Process

Spring and fall courses are filled on a first come, first served basis. You may simply register for the class and pay the cost. If you are buying classes for multiple students, you must complete a separate purchase for each student (only one student per cart). You’ll receive a confirmation email about your registration.

Intensive summer and winter courses require an application process. You must apply online, and pay a minimal non-refundable application fee of $20 to apply to up to two classes and $10 for each additional class you apply for. Again, if you are paying for applications for multiple students, you must complete separate transactions (only one student per cart). Winter and summer classes are filled by lottery. To be included in the primary lottery process, applications must be received before October 15 for winter classes and March 15 for summer classes. Applications will not be processed before that date. If spaces are still available in a class after the lottery, vacancies will be filled according to the order in which applications are received.

We will notify you within two weeks of our lottery process to let you know if you have been accepted. Once you have been accepted, full payment must be received by December 1 for winter classes and by May 1 for summer classes. Please contact The Studio at 607.438.5100 to provide payment information.

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Course Levels Defined

All Levels
 All welcome
Students who have no experience, some experience, or significant experience are welcome.  Instruction is tailored to the needs of each student.

Beginner
No experience or little experience
A beginner is someone who has never worked with glass before or has had very limited experience with it.  A beginner may be a student who is learning the basic skills to manipulate glass.  Students who have taken a few weekend workshops are beginners.

Advanced Beginner
Less than 1 year experience
An advanced beginner is expected to be familiar with gathering out of the furnace, marvering and blowing a bubble.  Students should consider this a “next steps” course after a beginning week-long course or several beginning courses.

Intermediate
Solid 1+ years of experience; confidence in skills
An intermediate student should be comfortable with manipulating glass and anticipating the results.  Intermediate classes are intended for those who have worked with glass intensively over the course of one or more years.  Students of intermediate classes are expected to have a solid working knowledge of vessel-making and transferring, as well as a variety of color application techniques. 

Advanced
Solid 2+ years of experience; solid skills
An advanced student will have solid glassmaking skills and extensive experience over the course of at least two years.  Advanced classes provide instruction to artists who are refining their established skill sets.  Advanced students are expected to utilize their years of experience to excel with challenging techniques and new styles of working.

Juried
Merit based
Students of juried classes will be selected from the applicants based on merit.  Juried classes require images of work to be submitted and accepted for enrollment.

Teen
Little or no experience
Students of teen classes will be between the ages 14 – 16.   No glassworking experience is necessary.  Teen classes will focus on the fundamentals of glassmaking.

Age Restrictions

Weekend, Evening, and One-Day Classes
We welcome students 10 years of age and older for flameworking and kiln working, and 14 and older for glassblowing.  Parents are encouraged to sign up with children under 16.


Intensive One- and Two-Week Summer Classes
Because of the intensive nature of our program, (students may be at work until 11:00 pm) our classes are not generally suited for people under 17.  Students who are under 17 and wish to enroll must have special permission to sign up.  Please call for further information.  Students under 21 may not stay at the Comfort Inn unsupervised.  Please call for alternate housing information.

After- Hours Practice

During the spring and fall, The Studio will remain open (by request) after class on Saturdays so that students in glassblowing and flameworking workshops may rent practice time at reduced rates. During intensive summer and winter courses, The Studio is open until11:00 p.m. for practice.

Amenities

We offer a number of amenities to make your experience at The Studio enjoyable and productive.

Photography Room
Our photography room is equipped with a professional lighting setup, a high-end digital camera and tripod, a slide scanner, photo printer and Photoshop. At no charge during their course enrollment, students and teachers may take images of their work. The room is available for hourly rental to non-students. During summer and winter intensive classes, a photographer is available during certain hours.

Other Amenities
Corning is full of glass-related opportunities. During summer and winter intensive courses, we offer a variety of activities to students. A schedule of tours, lectures by glass experts, artist presentations, and other opportunities will be given to participants upon their arrival to their classes. The Studio offers wi-fi throughout its facilities, and a computer with internet access, available for student use.

Local Amenities
Many shops and restaurants are within walking distance from The Studio. For more information on local amenities and student resources please see the Welcome Packet.

Class Size

Each course is limited to a maximum of nine students to ensure individual attention.

College Credit

College credit is available through Corning Community College. In certain %%cases%%, an additional fee is required. Please inquire for further details.

Class Costs

Winter 2014

Tuition Room & Board

Additional charges for single room

(subject to availability)

Application fee

(non-refundable)

One week $800.00 $620.00 + sales tax
= $669.60
$360.00 + sales tax
= $388.80
$20.00
         

Summer 2014

Tuition Room & Board

Additional charges for single room

(subject to availability)

Application fee

(non-refundable)

One week $800.00 $620.00 + sales tax
= $669.60
$360.00 + sales tax
= $388.80
$20.00
Two weeks $1,500.00 $1240.00 + sales tax
= $1339.20
$720.00 + sales tax
= $777.60
$20.00

The Studio offers a variety of scholarships to qualifying students. Learn more.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Summer/Winter Courses
If you need to cancel, please contact classes@cmog.org or 607.438.5100. A refund, less a $200 cancellation fee and your application fee, is available if cancellation is made at least 30 days before the first day of class. Thereafter, if refunds are requested at least seven days before the start of class, a 50-percent refund will be given for tuition only, not for room and board. No refunds will be given after that time. If, for any reason, it is necessary for us to cancel a class, a full refund will be given for tuition and for room and board.

Spring/Fall Courses
A 50-percent refund will be given for cancellations made at least seven days before the start of class. No refund will be given after that time. If you need to cancel, please contact classes@cmog.org or 607.438.5100. If it is necessary for us to cancel a class for any reason, a full refund will be given.

Room and Board

Summer/Winter Courses
Accommodations for one and two-week courses are provided by the Comfort Inn, with standard, air-conditioned rooms containing two double beds. The Comfort Inn is located a short walk from The Studio. Each room will be shared by two students. A few single rooms are available at an additional cost. Room availability is subject to change, and there is no guarantee that you will get a single room. If you prefer not to share a room, we suggest that you make separate housing arrangements.

Please note: guests of the Comfort Inn must be 21 years of age or accompanied by a guardian. If you are not 21, please call us to discuss alternative housing options.

Meals are provided by local restaurants, which can accommodate vegetarian diets. All room and meal costs are included. Dinner, following the completion of the course, is on your own. Weekend meals during a two-week course are also on your own.

There are other hotels in close proximity to The Studio.  If you wish, you can make your own housing arrangements.  In addition, some local people rent rooms in their homes to students.  If you'd like to see a list of options for private home stays, please email us at thestudio@cmog.org.  The Studio merely provides this list, we do not make arrangements for home stays.

Spring/Fall Courses
Students in weekend workshops in need of accommodation may contact the nearby Comfort Inn at (607) 962-1515 or the Staybridge Suites at (607) 936-7800. Please identify yourself as a student at The Studio.

Course Program Format

Summer/Winter Courses

Each course begins with an informal (not mandatory) dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday night and then an orientation at 8:30 a.m. on Monday at The Studio.

Classes generally run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. Instructors may alter the schedule if necessary. The Studio is open until 11:00 p.m. for practice. Most days there are special events. One-week courses end at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and two-week courses end at 6:00 p.m. on Friday.

A full schedule of events will be given to each student on the first day of class. Students should plan to check in at the Comfort Inn no earlier than 3:00 p.m. the day before their courses begin, and to leave either the evening the courses end or early the next day. (Note that staying over a Saturday night may reduce airfare.) Following a one-week course, students are on their own for dinner Saturday evening, and they must check out of the hotel by 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Spring/Fall Courses

All hot-glass work requires overnight cooling in an annealer.  Pieces my be picked up beginning Monday for a weekend workshop, the day following a one day workshop, or shipped for an additional fee.

The Studio will remain open (by request) after weekend classes on Saturdays so that students in glassblowing and flameworking workshops may rent practice time. Please contact us for details.

Weekend and one-day classes run from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and there is a break for lunch on your own at noon. There is a café in the Museum and there are other places to eat close by. If you prefer to bring your own lunch, there is a refrigerator in our lunchroom.

Please wear long sleeve cotton shirts and comfortable closed toed and heeled shoes.  Please %%tie back%% long hair.

Location and Travel

The Studio is located across the back parking lot from the main Museum building.  There is a banner that says “The Studio” outside our doors and there is parking in that location.

Corning is 250 miles (402 kilometers) from New York City.

Travel by Air
You can fly into The Elmira/Corning Regional Airport (ELM), which is a 15-minute car ride from the Museum. Delta, US Airways and Allegiant Air offer flights from Detroit, NYC, Orlando-Sanford (FL) and Philadelphia.

Getting to The Studio from the Airport
Transportation from the airport to The Corning Museum of Glass is available through Bill's Taxi at 607.731.8801 or Terp's Enterprises at 607.795.4426. Arrangements should be made at least 24 hours before the arrival of your flight.

Travel by Bus
ShortLine offers bus service to Corning, NY from New York City. The trip will take approximately 5.5 hours. For information, visit http://www.coachusa.com/shortline or call 800.631.8405. In New York, NY, the Port Authority Bus Terminal is located at the corner of 42nd Street & 8th Avenue. In Corning, The ShortLine bus stop is located at the corner of Chestnut Street and Denison Parkway.

Languages of Instruction

Instruction within the classes will be in English and the language of the instructor. If the instructor is a non-English speaker, they will have teaching assistants who will also serve as translators.