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Emily Glass

Principal Lecturer

School of Art
College of Art and Design

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3415 James E. Booth Hall College of Imaging Arts and Sciences 73 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623-56

Emily Glass

Principal Lecturer

School of Art
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, State University College at Potsdam; MFA, Kansas State University


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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Glass, Emily. The Pruning Process, Solo Invitational Exhibition. Mar. 2020. Art Space 36, Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua. Exhibit.
Glass, Emily. Invitational Solo Exhibition, "The Rotting and the Vibrant". Nov. 2018. Geisel Gallery, Legacy Tower, Rochester. Exhibit.
Glass, Emily. Tiny Enormous: Art Exploring Microbes. 30 Aug. 2017. Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, University of North Georgia, Gainseville. Exhibit.
Glass, Emily. Flora or Fauna. 25 May 2017. Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis. Exhibit.

Currently Teaching

FDTN-111
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the visualization of form, thought, and expression through the drawing process and is the first of two sequential courses that are the foundation of the drawing curriculum in the College of Art and Design. Concepts are introduced by lectures, discussions, and demonstrations which are designed to provide a broad introductory experience. Students will experiment with a wide variety of media, tools, techniques and subjects to develop drawing and problem-solving skills related to form and composition. The focus of the course is to provide awareness of the full range of ways in which drawing is used as a tool for both self-expression and communication. **Fee: A materials fee is required for this course, and an additional course fee applied via student account**
FDTN-112
3 Credits
From observation of still life, the figure, and interior/exterior spaces, Drawing II continues to build on the foundation of the College of Art and Design drawing curriculum. This course continues the study of traditional drawing mediums and techniques while introducing color and a selection of contemporary practices and tools through examining organic and geometric mark making, form, space and value. Core concepts are introduced by lectures, discussions, and demonstrations; the primary assessment method of course work will be through critiques which facilitate growth of both a visual and verbal vocabulary. The focus of the course is to provide awareness of the full range of ways in which drawing is used as a tool for self-expression, communication and continued development of creative practice and problem solving. **Fee: A materials fee is required for this course, and an additional course fee applied via student account**
PAIT-201
3 Credits
This course will explore techniques in painting to advance students’ understanding of subjects such as color theory, building compositions and the effective use of painting materials. Individual approaches to content range from abstraction through representational art, as students address contemporary visual arts issues. * Fee: There is a course fee applied via student account. *
PAIT-561
3 Credits
This class will examine the natural world in our current culture using technical aspects of oil paint. Course content will cover the transition from direct observation to conceptual work. Students will create a body of artwork referencing assigned readings and personally-driven research relating to contemporary themes, such as identity, the body, time, memory, place, language, science, spirituality, and connection to nature. At the completion of this course, students will be able to use the skills from a technical overview of observational painting to create paintings exploring developed ideas based on research. **Fee: A course fee applied via student account. **
PAIT-661
3 Credits
This class will examine the natural world in our current culture in combination with technical aspects of oil paint. Course content will cover the transition from direct observation to conceptual work. Students will create a body of artwork referencing assigned readings and personally driven research relating to contemporary themes such as identity, the body, time, memory, place, language, science, spirituality, and how they connect to nature. At the completion of this course, students will be able to use the skills from a technical overview of observational painting to create a body of work exploring developed ideas based on individual research. **Course fee via student account**
STAR-311
3 Credits
This course will examine appropriate skills and strategies to generate ideas and develop them effectively. Through personal and group generative idea exercises, journaling and research students will explore individual ideas and personal interests to produce a final series of creative works.
STAR-401
3 Credits
This course will focus on the production and exhibition of a representative body of artwork. Students will participate in an articulated process of making, engaging in comprehensive research that expands and supports their work, developing a rationale for the use of media and process, creating sketches and models, and the refining work through critiquing and editing. All of this will culminate in the professional presentation of oral, written, and visual work that contextualizes the students’ positions within contemporary artistic practice. Students will also be involved in every aspect of their senior shows from creating the work to installing the exhibition and preparing marketing materials.
STAR-498
1 - 6 Credits
The Studio Arts Internship will provide students with the option to work with established artists or in fine art-related businesses. Students may apply for internships to businesses based on the availability of positions and business needs. Students must obtain permission of an Undergraduate Program Director and complete the Internship Permission Form to enroll.
STAR-599
1 - 6 Credits
Studio Arts Independent Study will provide STAR students the opportunity to develop a specialized study course with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study, timeline and outcome for this course. Students must obtain permission of an instructor, be holding a 3.0 gpa and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
STAR-790
3 Credits
This is the first of two courses designed to advance a student towards completion of their thesis. Students will work independently on their approved proposal while meeting on a regular basis with their committee chair. Students are required to meet at least twice with their full committee during the semester.
STAR-799
1 - 6 Credits
Studio Arts Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty advisor, will propose and conduct a course of study. An approved Independent Study Permission Form must be submitted to Student Services to enroll.
STAR-890
6 Credits
For this final thesis course students continue working with their committee to evaluate work produced, and select the work to be exhibited. In addition, students will work with gallery coordinators and curators to install and exhibit their final body of work. Students are expected to defend their work to the committee through an oral defense and a written document.
STAR-892
0 Credits
The Studio Arts Continuation of Thesis course provides student additional semester(s) to complete their thesis research, project, and thesis document.

In the News

  • February 2, 2024

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    Students lean into technology and design to improve the environment

    Students in Campus Ecology explored how culture, art, science, and design influence their views and understandings of nature. They also discussed how interdisciplinary collaboration and leaning into the intersection of technology, the arts, and design could improve communication and understanding of ecological concepts and sustainability goals.

  • September 13, 2021

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    Variety of RIT artists chosen for Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition at Memorial Art Gallery

    W. Michelle Harris, an associate professor in RIT’s School of Interactive Games and Media, has had her piece In Their Wake, an interactive digital memorial to the forgotten Black people who developed Rochester, selected for the 67th Rochester-Finger Lakes Exhibition, the region’s longest-running juried exhibition. Harris is one of 28 members of the RIT community who had pieces selected for the exhibition.

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