Welcome (5 minutes)
Brief history of glass, styles of glass, with various pieces demonstrated and explained (25 minutes)
Glass appreciation exercise – looking and really ‘seeing’ (30 minutes)
- What do you see?
- What does it mean/depict, what did the artist want to convey?
- How does it make you feel?
Four different types of glass will be used for the exercise. The first piece will be used to ‘walk through’ the exercise. The other three pieces will give opportunity for the students to express themselves. A workbook is provided for this exercise.
Comfort break (toilets at Dairyman’s Daughter or rear of Maritime Museum) (10 minutes)
Glass making demonstration, either at Isle of Wight Studio Glass immediately next door to the museum or at SculptGlass 200m from the museum (30 minutes)
Find your favourite piece of glass and say/write something about it (15 minutes)
Conclusion – What have we learned today? (5 minutes)