FAQ CGCA

FAQ

Can I learn how to work with glass at WheatonArts?
How can I receive more information about the fellowship program and/or the CGCA’s programs and events?
Can I rent the glass studio at WheatonArts?
Is the fellowship program only open to artists working in glass?
How do I apply for the CGCA Fellowship Program?
If selected for a fellowship, can I bring assistants with me?

Can I learn how to work with glass at WheatonArts?

We do offer a highly personal introduction to glass in the form of our “Make Your Own” Programs. You can create a paperweight design, make a bead or blow a bowl or vase form with the help of one of our glass artists for a fee. You must be 16 years of age with a guardian’s signature age 16 to 19.

For more information about these programs, click here.
How can I receive more information about the fellowship program and/or the CGCA’s programs and events?

Most information about our programs is available here on the website.

You can call or e-mail the CGCA office to request that the information be sent to you via mail.
Can I rent the glass studio at WheatonArts?

Yes, the Glass Studio is available for rent in-between our fellowship sessions and programming.

Learn more about the rental fees and policies.
Is the fellowship program only open to artists working in glass?

Fellows are expected to be proficient in the processes and techniques represented in their application goals, and to work together, supporting one another as partners for all blowing and casting projects. Artists using other materials are welcome to apply, however they must be aware that no technical assistance will be provided. All work from design through annealing and cold-working is the responsibility of the fellowship artist.

Please contact the Administrative Coordinator with any related questions.
How do I apply for the CGCA Fellowship Program?

Applications are accepted once a year for the following year’s fellowships. The application deadline is typically in the fall and applicants are notified within six weeks of their application’s status. There is no application fee.

For a more detailed listing of the application requirements or to download an application, click here.  You can also contact the CGCA office directly to have one sent via mail.
If selected for a fellowship, can I bring assistants with me?

Currently, the six-week fellowship sessions are better set up to accommodate assistants. Each six-week session has only two fellowship artists. For this reason, we encourage assistants during these sessions. The three-month sessions have four artists and we generally encourage fellowship artists to work together, supporting one another as partners for all projects.

Please note that assistants cannot be granted personal studio access. All fellowship artists and assistants are made aware of the general studio policies and practices prior to the start of their session