Expanding Horizons

Expanding Horizons

Offering talented high school student artists from underserved communities the opportunity to experience glass art at a new level.

Two young men assist another with a glassblowing projectExpanding Horizons is a week-long program at The Corning Museum of Glass for the top students in at-risk glass art programs around the United States. The outreach program includes airfare, lodgings, and meals for the duration. The itinerary blends instruction, touring the collections with curators, a visit to the Rakow Research Library, a meeting with a prominent collector, opportunities to share techniques with your peers, and a presentation on applying to college with a focus on glassblowing.


2019 Program Schedule Highlights

Schedule is subject to change.

  • Sunday, June 16: Travel to Corning, N.Y. (travel and accommodations to be provided for student and accompanying mentor)
  • Monday, June 17: Glassblowing lessons led by Jessi Moore, demonstration by Bill Gudenrath, Resident Advisor of The Studio.
  • Tuesday, June 18: Glassblowing lessons, student-led lessons, exploration of the Rakow Research Library.
  • Wednesday, June 19: Glassblowing, student-led lessons, professional practices and design conversation with a local designer, The Science of Glass with CMoG science staff.
  • Thursday, June 20: Glassblowing, student-led lessons, Contemporary Glass Tour led by CMoG curatorial staff, Fundamentals of Art Analysis.
  • Friday, June 21: Glassblowing Design & Production Day, student-led lessons, Next Steps with Glass discussion with a university program leader.
  • Saturday, June 22: Glass Olympics and program closing.
  • Sunday, June 23: Travel home (travel will be provided for student and accompanying mentor)


Deadline to apply for 2019 program: April 15, 2019

Download the full 2019 Application Packet (PDF)

Please direct questions regarding the application process or the program to expandinghorizons@cmog.org or +1 (607) 438-5630.