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Getting Started With Warm Glass and Lampwork



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Introduction 0:28

Understanding Glass

Classroom Benefits 1:08

Types of Glass Work 2:58

Fitting Glass into Your Curriculum 1:38

Planning for Safety 2:09

Glass Fusing

Gathering Materials 3:04

Cutting Glass 13:20

Arranging and Capping 4:12

Glass Slumping

Selecting a Mold 1:50

Preparing to Slump 1:49

Monitoring a Kiln Slump Process 1:00

Torch Work

Gathering Materials 3:05

Safely Operating a Torch 6:01

Basic Torch Techniques 17:56

Lesson Ideas

Demo/explanation of 1 basic glass fusing project 3:30

Demo/explanation of 1 basic glass slumping project 2:22

: Demo/explanation of 1 basic torch project 2:04


Conclusion 1:06

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Getting Started With Warm Glass and Lampwork

3 PD Hours

  • 1 Safely implement glass fusing techniques using a kiln and torch in the art classroom.

  • 2 Develop student confidence through a variety of glass exploration and practice from beginner through advanced levels.

  • 3 Design opportunities for advanced students to expand and combine their glasswork techniques.

Glass is an exciting and beautiful medium that many high school art teachers have been reluctant to explore because of safety concerns and the lack of necessary supplies. In this pack, PRO facilitator Jessica Johnson will change your mind about glass as she shares everything you need to know to begin a basic glass program within your high school courses. Whether you teach sculpture or jewelry, glasswork is the perfect new medium to engage your students and add a dynamic component to your curriculum. Jessica will surprise you with material affordability, easy safety tips, and practical “beginner” project ideas ready for classroom implementation.

Note: Laws concerning hazardous materials in the classroom may vary from state to state. It is vital to stay up-to-date regarding the laws most applicable to you. Keep in mind that safety rules and regulations may be updated on a regular basis. Bookmark your state requirements, as well as national expectations, and reference them often.

For some guidance, take a look at the following guidelines for art material safety. We have linked the Art Materials Business Guidance from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission as well as a document outlining California’s safety regulations, as it includes some of the most comprehensive information available.

Connected K-12 Art Educator Framework Competencies

7. Media and Techniques
A. Selects best practices when teaching media and techniques to students
B. Scaffolds media and technique skills for students according to age and ability level
C. Designs opportunities for students to experiment with materials and skills

Jessica Johnson

Jessica Johnson

High School Art Teacher and PRO Facilitator

Jessica Johnson is a seasoned art teacher with experience teaching at all levels, K-12. Currently, she teaches high school art in Wrightstown, Wisconsin, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. Jessica enjoys creating ceramic pieces and competing on her roller derby team when she is not in the classroom.


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