Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays

Leana Quade received her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2003. Her work has been shown internationally in countries including Belgium, China, Italy, Norway, and throughout the United States.  

Quade’s approach to working with glass is investigational, often modifying traditional techniques to create work that reflects her individual style. Her artwork exploits glass and other materials inviting viewers to question the material and what they are seeing.   

"My goal in developing work is to inspire curiosity by revealing mystical properties of glass and mixed-media by shedding light on surprising characteristics/capabilities they have,” she said. 

Quade received her MFA in Sculpture in 2017 at Alfred University in upstate New York. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA where she continues her passion for teaching and sharing her love of glass while pursuing her studio practice. 


Instagram: @quade_quade 

Fundamentals with a Twist—An Introduction to Glassblowing, Fire, and Fun
When: Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays and Fridays, May 27 - May 31
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Dates: May 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Tuition $900.00
Instructor: Leana Quade

Fundamental skills are the building blocks for any artistic medium. These first steps help create your personal path in both your finished work and your creative thinking. In this fun and fiery class, we will begin with the fundamentals and expand upon our skills to explore some of the creative possibilities in the Hot Shop with the unique properties of glass. At least one full day of this week-long class will be dedicated to exploring the properties of glass in a fun, creative, and exploratory way.

You will use glass to create experimental assemblage sculptures, 2D “pyro” prints, video recordings, and to help inspire new ways of seeing and using glass as an artistic medium. In the first few days, you will be taught the basics of gathering and manipulating glass to create small sculptures and blown vessels. Once basics are introduced, we will go beyond the cup! You will be given prompts for inspiration and supplies and materials to explore creative and fun ways of working with glass as a unique artistic medium.

You are encouraged to be curious, flexible, and spontaneous where fire, heat, and cracked glass will be seen as tools and part of the artistic process!

11 of 12 seats available.