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Suzanne Peck

Lecturer
School of Art
College of Art and Design

Suzanne Peck

Lecturer
School of Art
College of Art and Design

Education

BA, The Colorado College; MFA, Rhode Island School of Design

Currently Teaching

CGLS-502
6 Credits
This course, the second of a two-semester sequence, will aid the student in finalizing the development of their capstone, a self-directed project guided is in response to the students’ research and technical needs. The student is guided by their written and verbal proposal for a cohesive body of work and required to present it in a capstone exhibition within the term. Ideas generated from topical readings and group discussion will be used to advance material comprehension and technical understanding in innovative approaches to studio practice. A chosen thematic focus relevant to issues of contemporary art will influence individual student development and the course’s conversation through various assignments and group activities. ** Fee: There is a lab fee for materials required for this course**
CGLS-890
9 Credits
Glass Studio Thesis Resolution is the final course covering the completion of the Masters Thesis exhibition. Working from an approved topic of investigation for the Master's Thesis, students work independently and create a body of work supported by a written thesis paper. In consultation with a selected graduate Thesis Committee, students plan, research, and develop a body of creative work for exhibition and review. There will be a strengthening of glass working techniques, design fundamentals and encouragement of personal expression. Student will be encouraged to evaluate new techniques, materials and concepts. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CGLS-601
6 Credits
This course is designed to challenge the individual student’s interests, background and capabilities to support a reinvigorated approach to their thinking and making in relation to glass. Course content will include readings, group discussion, written responses, and material research and will culminate in self-directed projects based on a proposed topic of student investigation. A chosen thematic focus relevant to issues of contemporary art will influence individual student development and the course’s conversation through various assignments and group activities. This course will be retaken for credit and leads to the master’s thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. **Fee: There is a materials fee required for this course and an additional course fee applied via student account. See course notes for course fee information**
CGLS-530
3 Credits
This course will introduce the beginner to the glass studio and to glass as a creative material. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
CGLS-599
1 - 6 Credits
Glass undergrad 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 adviser will propose a course of study. Glass undergraduate independent study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
CGLS-887
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Glass students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission
CGLS-799
1 - 6 Credits
Glass Graduate 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 adviser, will propose a course of study. Students will produce projects specific to their proposal. **NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA **
CGLS-211
3 Credits
This course will introduce students to basic mold making and glass working processes in the kiln studio. Fusing, slumping, and casting techniques will be covered as ways to activate ideas through kiln formed glass. In addition, basic processes of finishing glass in the cold shop will also be introduced. Students will build technical understanding and material comprehension in the application of these skills within self-directed projects motivated by prompted themes found within contemporary art. **Fee: There is a materials fee required for this course and an additional course fee applied via SFS bill. See course notes for course fee information. **
CGLS-699
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Glass students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
CGLS-698
1 - 6 Credits
Glass graduate internship is a course that offers students the chance to take advantage of professional opportunities as they arise during their graduate studies. This course is structured on the basis of the individual student’s needs, interests and background preparation as they may be determined through faculty counseling. This course leads to the master’s thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty.
CGLS-499
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Glass students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission.
CGLS-498
1 - 6 Credits
Glass Internship is a course that offers students the chance to take advantage of professional opportunities as they arise during their graduate studies. This course is structured on the basis of the individual student’s needs, interests and background preparation as they may be determined through faculty counseling. This course leads to the master’s thesis, proposed by the student and approved by the faculty. Registration with co-op and placement office is required.
CGLS-399
0 Credits
Cooperative Education will provide Glass students with hands-on experience in their field, directly related to a student’s major with an established studio or related business. Students will need to apply for co-ops, and interview as part of the selection process, based on available positions posted by the Co-op and Career Services Office, or found through the students’ own research. In programs where co-op is a degree requirement, students must obtain permission of their program or graduate director prior to enrollment. Co-ops are typically paid work experience, and can be part-time (150-479 total hours within the term), or full-time (480+ hours within the term). Co-ops may be one or two consecutive terms - fall, spring, or summer – with department permission
CGLS-207
3 Credits
This introductory hot glass course will allow students to discover and/or rediscover fundamental solid and blown techniques through a fresh lens of instruction and ideas. The cold shop will be an additional studio where students will learn to use the equipment to further their projects. Contemporary themes surrounding material experimentation, problem-solving and making a mess will be the springboards for prompted assignments. There is a required out-of-class work time in glass studio at a minimum of 6-9 hours per week **Fee: There is a materials fee required for this course and an additional course fee applied via SFS bill. See course notes for course fee information. **
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.

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Peck, Suzanne. Re|Verb. 6 Sep. 2019. RIT City Art Space, Rochester. Exhibit.
Peck, Suzanne. Let Them Eat Cake (exhibit), Peep Show (artwork title). 24 Oct. 2019. Baron and Ellin Gordon Gallery, Norfolk, VA. Exhibit.
Museum Collection Acquisition
Donnellan, Suzanne Peck and Karen. Blow Harder: Alternative Lexicons for the Hot Shop. Social Practice, Etymology, Language, Inkjet Print on Paper. Corning Museum of Glass. (2019).