The SVA BFA Fine Arts department collaborates with other institutions and companies to organize advanced workshop for students.
Glass / Neon
Cast glass, hot glass, and neon are offered to students enrolled in one of two workshops at either Brooklyn Glass or Urban Glass. Working directly with the artisans, students learn the skill sets needed to create work with this delicate and intricate medium. Over the course of a semester, students are given access to experiment and hone their craft.
Select students are invited to participate in a foundry workshop lead by Ben Keating of Ben Keating Studio. Equipped with all the resources needed for pouring bronze and aluminum, students learn the process of this traditional and vital process. Students engage in spruing, wax dip, and direct burn out to ultimately realize artwork created in a timeless material.
Collaborating with the Morbid Anatomy Museum, students learn how to humanely prepare an animal specimen for display. From entomology to semi-mythical creatures, students examine the historical and cultural importance of taxidermy.Guided by professional taxidermists, our students can create works that push against the standard bearings of art and science.
This hands-on workshop is designed to introduce students to the non-traditional possibilities of incorporating clay into a broader context. Students utilize a diverse set of materials to apply new surfaces, emphasizing technique and experimentation.