Foci Glass Blowing Field Trip

Amy Fischer – art teacher at Waconia High School – arranges an Art Honor Society field trip every year, and it is always a pleasure to come along. The highlight for many of us this year was the stop at the FOCI Minnesota Center for Glass Arts in an old General Mills distribution center.

Craig J. Campbell first showed us some of the properties of glass by stretching it all the way across the room and shattering it when it wasn’t cooled properly with small pressure applied to it. You can see his work here.

They also offer courses that are very reasonably priced. Check it out!

– Shalanah Backus

 

New for 2011-2012 – Youtube

Just yesterday, I purchased a screen capture software – iShowU HD – for my Graphic Design and Digital Photography classes next year. I have created two YouTube videos that will be used for students to follow if they are absent or need a refresher on the project or tools. I’m enjoying it so far! More videos to come as the summer continues 🙂 .

– Shalanah Backus