Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Interlude - Video: A Visit from Glass Artist Ryan Gothrup

As part of our process as constructivist teachers, we must review often voluminous amounts of video, photos, and materials for documentation purposes, and as I have been sick this week, I came across some video on my computer at home that is completely fun and share worthy.

We had Ryan come and visit Sabot through our statewide partnership with the VMFA last month, and he was kind enough to meet with all of the grade levels, working in the cold of January. Aside from his work with the VMFA, Ryan is an adjunct professor of glass at Tidewater Community College and has been making multimedia works in glass for over a decade.  [For more information about Ryan's work, visit his website, Gothrup Glass.

While it’s relatively short, this video captures the first graders’ joy and excitement as we watched Ryan work the glass.  While I myself have seen glass blowers at work before, what I enjoyed the most was the children’s response.  Hearing their ideas and their surprise made it all brand new, and this is truly one of the reasons I so enjoy working with the children in our Sabot community.  Enjoy! 

1 comment:

  1. That is adorable! I love the background music. Their excitement about the bubble was my favorite part.