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TMA Master Class | Pat Collentine: Plasma Light Art

TMA Master Class | Pat Collentine: Plasma Light Art

Toledo Museum of Art
Glass Pavilion
2444 Monroe St
Toledo, OH 43620

Monday-Friday, July 11- July 15, 2022 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Instructors: Pat Collentine
Prerequisite: Glass I
Technique(s): Hotshop/ Neon
Course Code: 22S9HS906
[$950 members / $1000 nonmembers]

This course merges off-hand glassblowing with techniques common to neon tube fabrication. You will learn to adapt to the unexpected, the working method of creating plasma light sculptures is very nuanced and serendipitous.  How a plasma light sculpture illuminates is a combination of physics, electrical behavior and chance.  My work exploits the optics of glass, joining and pinching the glass walls highlights the interior view of the artwork. I invite you to join my plasma light band for a week and we’ll play some sweet tunes together.

TMA offers full and partial scholarships for glass studio master classes. Download the scholarship application form here. Completed scholarship applications for glass studio master classes must be received by April 1, 2022. Students applying for a scholarship cannot register for class in advance.



Beginning in May and continuing through August, these one-week master classes will offer instruction in a variety of glass techniques including glassblowing, flameworking, glass fusing, cutting and hot sculpting. Each teaching artist is internationally recognized and brings with them a set of highly specific and refined skill sets unique to each studio in the Glass Pavilion. The classes will run one week, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lunch provided. Each week-long class will cost $950 for Museum members and $1,000 for non-members. Many of the classes are open to artists of all skill levels but some will require intermediate or advanced experience. Each class will be limited to four students and scholarships are available. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. As travel and gathering guidelines are subject to change in accordance with COVID 19 protocol, Master Class may be affected. In preparation for the classes, please refer to these sources for national and international travel.

For class descriptions and to sign up, visit; all coordinating artist lectures are free and open to the public

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