DC’s Eastern Senior H.S. Does Glass

This past week, students from Washington, DC’s Eastern Senior High School came to the Washington Glass School for a short course in glass fusing. In each World History unit taught at Eastern Senior High School, a section on art is implemented into the curriculum as a way to encourage students to live a part of history rather than solely read about it. The art class this year was taught by Audrey Wilson, and the class dove right into the thick of it, making beautiful glass. 

The students worked in creative collaboration on the art projects.
Under the watchful eye of Audrey Wilson, the class beavered away.
Sonic Hedgehog in glass. A modern classic.
The students loaded the kilns with their artwork.
Another beauty in glass comes from the kiln.

Their teacher, Ms. Olaiya said of the art trip: “As an educator I believe that experiential learning is imperative to forming well rounded students. Exposure to mind opening experiences, such as the Washington Glass School, I believe, will awaken possibilities for life goals and ignite a sense of adventure for our students.”  The students then returned to their school excited from a day of Glass Adventure! Said Ms. Olaiya: “The students said how much they enjoyed it and thought it was really cool to work with glass.”

Eastern Senior High School

 Here’s to the young artists’ future!


Architect of the Capitol Blogs On New Cast Glass Doors

The AOC inspects the cast glass interpretation of the ‘Cadmus sculpture maded from the original bronze doors of the Library of Congress.

Cadmus was credited by the ancient Greeks with introducing the original Alphabet or Phoenician alphabet.

The US Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is responsible to the United States Congress and the Supreme Court for the maintenance, operation, development and preservation of 17.4 million square feet of buildings and more than 460 acres of land throughout Capitol Hill. The AOC also provides professional expertise on the preservation of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care, and provides recommendations concerning design, construction and maintenance of the facilities and grounds.
The AOC blogs about the new cast glass doors for the Library of Congress, now being installed. 

The original doors, designed by noted American artist, Lee Lawrie in 1938, feature high-relief sculptures of (mythical and real) world figures that have contributed to the written word and communication.

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