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For the G.C.S. Program, the first year is a concentration in basic techniques, which lay the foundation for the second year of conceptual exploration.

1年 The first year is a concentration in basic techniques and theory, and study the basics of art expression in 2D & 3D.

2年 In second year you will work on more individual and conceptual exploration to establish your originality.

The curriculum of the G.C.S.

ホットワーク I
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HOT WORK IMakiko Nakagami

In order to handle molten glass safely, we will start from the very basic hot glass techniques. Through assigned projects, students will learn about the material as well as basic hot working knowledge and methods. In order to handle molten glass safely, we will start from the very basic hot glass techniques. Through assigned projects, students will learn about the material as well as basic hot working knowledge and methods.

Makiko Nakagami

ホットワーク II
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HOT WORK IIBoyd Sugiki

This course will explore form, color and professional practice. Skill building forms and a variety of color applications will be demonstrated weekly, methodically building a thorough vocabulary of hot glass techniques. Students will gain confidence while refining their skills, as instruction will be personalized to develop strategies for working with the material.

Boyd Sugiki

キルンワーク I・II
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KILNWORK I・IIKoichi Matsufuji

This class is designed to learn Pate?de?verre, kiln casting and other various kiln forming techniques and theories. Through the process of creating abstract form from figurative form, students will strengthen the three dimensional thinking as well as their own expressions and styles. For presenting their ideas and forms, students will utilize the characteristics of glass experimenting with various practices, such as; drawing, clay modeling, discussion and writing a research paper, etc., to clarify individual concepts, directions and actualizing their own world. Their effort must become a powerful force to support the glass art community of the next generaticn.

Koichi Matsufuji

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COLDWORK I・IIJaroslav Sara

The Coldshop is one of TIGA’s primary studios and focuses on the refining, sculpting and decorative applications of cold glass through techniques such as cutting, grinding, engraving, sandblasting, drilling, hand-lapping or polishing. First year students focus on basic techniques and theory. Second year they focus on individual and conceptual exploration and critical thinking to establish their personal originality and professional capacity.
Since its establishment, TIGA‘s Coldshop has been led by Czech artists and craftpeople to promote a cultural exchange and convey high standards of professional knowledge.
TIGA’s open environment, wide range of facilities and flexible conditions allows students to realize their projects and gain extremely valuable knowledge and skills.
Each semester, students receive specific assignments in order to address different challenges and develop new skills, conduct extensive research, sketch and design ideas, and make technical decisions after producing and refining their works, the focus on its presentation, promotion and documentation.

Jaroslav Sara



2DHaruko Nishi

「食卓 III」 矢野 友希
「食卓 III」 矢野 友希

One of the most basic foundations of expression is Drawing. In this class objects are described and drawn for extensive periods of time in order to heighten one's skills of observation. It is important to dissect one's perspective in order to discover the finer details existing in the simplest natural things. I believe that a thorough visual analysis of the world reveals the hidden details that can be the source of inspiration.

3DSusumu Kaji

「航海」 和田 葵
「航海」 和田 葵

As an introduction for understanding and mastering the aesthetic element of three dimensional expression, students search basics forms through the theme "nature" using solid material such as clay and plaster. Aesthetic recognition will be deepened through the exercises of having more creative freedom choosing various expressions and materials in the second semester.

Selective Subjects

Selective Subjects

LAMPWORKMakiko Inoya

「sprouts II」 石見 麻衣子
「sprouts II」 石見 麻衣子

STAINED GLASSMasahiro Hachida

「無題」 矢野 友希
「無題」 矢野 友希

Stained glass is known as a technique for assembling translucent color glass with lead channel. In this class, we will research the material and its possibilities, along with the use of stained glass as an element to create an architectural environment and how it actually relates to the site. I hope that the class serves as a catalyst for students to find their significant expressions.

METALWORKTakio Nakamura

「宿る」 伊藤 真知子
「宿る」 伊藤 真知子

This course is designed to expand on the possibilities of making glass works. Through various experiments, students will learn the characteristics of metal welding, its theory, and the principle as well as the different types of gas welding. The class will also cover other types of metal techniques. Such as making tools for glass and sculpture in order to take full advantage of the glass.

JEWELRYHiromi Morita

「ペンダント」 山本 茜
「ペンダント」 山本 茜

This class will teach the basic technical, and practical aspects of jewelry design for the beginner. This class will be based around 2 projects. The first assignment will give the students an opportunity to design and complete a finished Ring. It will be made by the traditional ring carving method. The goal of the 2nd assignment is to design a Pendant Head, that will combine metal and glass, and will affix them together without using glue. After completing these projects, the students will have a thorough understanding of these 2 methods of craftsmanship used for developing 2 of the most utilized forms of jewelry people use today.

Graduation Works G.C.S.


One week of the G.C.S.

1 st year of G.C.S. Program 2 nd year of G.C.S. Program
1 st semester 2 nd semester 1 st semester 2 nd semester
mon Elective class Hotwork 1 Elective class Graduation work
tue Coldwork 1 Hotwork 2
wed Kilnwork 1 Hotwork 2
thu Hotwork 1 Kiln 2 / Cold 2 Graduation work
fri Foundation 2D Foundation 3D Kiln 2 / Cold 2 Graduation work

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