Students from RAS art classes took a field trip to visit Serviente Glass Studios in Ithaca on December 13.
They had the chance to meet and hear from the artist Tony Serviente, who discussed his work and told the story of how he became an artist. Serviente works in stained glass, fused glass, neon and glass blowing.
“We live in an area with a vibrant local art community and I think it’s extremely valuable to take students on field trips like this one so our students can see what’s out there,” said RAS art teacher Ann Harper. “They learn about how to make a living as an artist and get a chance to see different kinds of art that people are creating while also learning about a variety of media and techniques. I hope that some of our students will find inspiration for their own art work and that all of them can develop an appreciation for art done by professional artists.”
RAS art classes are working on a fused glass project inspired by the visit. Part of the class curriculum explores possible careers in the arts, making the visit to Serviente Glass Studios an excellent opportunity to learn from a professional working artist.