Glassblowing at HSTA

December 1, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Glassblowing certificate at the Haliburton School of The Arts (HSTA) is renowned for its outstanding programming with its fully equipped, state-of-the-art glassblowing studio overlooking Glebe Forest in Haliburton, Ontario.

In high demand, the Glassblowing Certificate often runs at full capacity and is delivered from January to April each year.  Mature and young students alike come to explore the processes of design and fabrication of art glass. The glass studio provides the perfect environment for students to immerse themselves in the manipulation and exploration of hot glass.  Design, colour theory, drawing and art history for glass creates a strong foundation for exploring glassblowing and cold working techniques.  A portfolio course completes the program, so that students have the tools to continue their studies or apprentice.  Excited for the opportunity of completing two college semesters in just 15 weeks, students immerse themselves in the world of hot glass with enthusiasm.  Many have planned to return for more certificates in the areas of Blacksmithing, Ceramics, Drawing & Painting, Photo Arts, Fibre Arts, Jewellery, Sculpture, and/or Digital Image Design.

Students who wish to further their studies can enrol for the full-time Visual and Creative Arts Diploma(VCAD) where they can apply their glassblowing certificate to their diploma credits as their  specialization option, for many students this will provide a College arts diploma in just 12 months of study in 2 years. And the learning doesn’t end here!  Articulation agreements with Sheridan, Emily Carr, Nipissing, Wayne State, and OCAD University remove barriers for artistic growth and provide pathways for Fleming Graduates who wish to continue to grow and flourish as artists and in related art fields.

The Glassblowing programs are delivered in small class sizes and taught by successful artists like Andy Kuntz, Sheila Mahut, Terry Craig, Sue Rankin, Paulus Tjiang, Tanya Lyons, and Brad Sherwood. Students delve into the opportunity of mentoring real working artists and capturing various artistic perspectives that can be applied to their own success.

For more information on the Glassblowing certificate and how you can apply for 2012, contact program coordinator Jennifer Bain , or by calling 705-457-1680 or visiting here ( – glassblowing) for more information.

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