Thanks to a grant from the Tennessee Arts Commission, glass artist Michael Allison has been teaching a glass blowing/glassmaking workshop for Currey Ingram Academy Upper School students this week.
His workshop is part of the school’s annual Odyssey, a three-day exploration of hands-on classes with community and faculty instructors. Allison, who is known for his public art sculptures, including "Lotus" in Dragon Park, is using Ryan Gothrup’s Mobile Glass Studio on campus.
Students made glass paperweights by twisting the glass and glass vases by blowing the glass.
Currey Ingram Academy is an exemplary K-12 day and boarding school that empowers students with learning differences to reach their fullest potential. Since 2002, the school has been located on an 83-acre campus in Brentwood, Tenn., just miles from Nashville and Franklin. Families from 33 states and eight countries cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.
Currey Ingram Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).