Location: Clifden, Twickenham
Price: £371.00 (£25.00 concessionary fee, £371.00 non-EU)
Start Date: 28/02/2013
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Weekdays/Time: Thu (14:00 to 17:00)
Number of Weeks: 18
Tutor Approval Required? No
This course seeks to broaden the range and enhance the palette of techniques of the studio glassmaker and to encourage the development of a strong personal style. Some previous experience with glass is essential. You will begin with a series of short projects designed to encourage you to experiment with new forms and ways of working. This will naturally lead to an integration of new knowledge into personal work. This method seeks to form the foundation of an ongoing studio practice whether it is architectural, sculptural or vessel based. Research into other areas of art and design is strongly encouraged for inspiration and to develop a greater understanding of the work in its contemporary and historical context.
Entry to the course can be from Level 1 or Level 2 NOCN, HNC or HND or even from more advanced qualifications such as BA. At least one year’s previous experience in glass is required.
The course is structured in a series of projects. These are designed to allow you to explore new ways of thinking and working that will become integrated into your individual practice. Techniques covered include core casting, slumping and pate de verre, cold working methods such as sandblasting, grinding and polishing and assembly techniques such as UV bonding. This will culminate with an exhibition. Here you will be asked to present a body of work that demonstrates craft skills combined with original ideas that grow from your research and hands on experimentation.
The course is non-certificated so there are no formal units or assessments. However you will be expected to present your work and research for evaluation and critical discussion both with your tutors and peers. This course is evaluated through evidence of a supporting, sketchbook/ portfolio, workbook, experimental work and final pieces
We strongly recommend that learners wear non slip, closed footwear and protective aprons (and gloves if appropriate) to ensure that any risk from materials used in the class is minimised.
You will be able to buy from the college specialist glass (bullseye) and or other extra materials including wax, silicone rubber and clay when required.Some specialist glass types such as Gaffer and finishing equipment such as diamond pads and engraving tools should be purchased outsidthe college.
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Sketch book, technical notebook, pens and pencils, apron or overalls, personal modelling tools such as, spatulas, wax modelling tools, bench scraper, craft knife, metal or rubber “kidney”, glass cutter, dust mask. Your personal tool kit will depend very much on the type of work you develop and you will evolve your own unique set of tools as you progress on the course.
Regular attendance and punctuality are preferable if you want to really benefit from this course.
This course may serve as an opportunity to develop practical work in conjunction with concept and ideas development that would be good preparation for further advanced study at BA or post-graduate level. It may be also be seen as a valuable opportunity to gain more tutored studio time as an add-on to existing study or an ongoing studio practice.
You can enrol directly online or in person at one of our centres at PK or CL
If you wish to pay in instalments or are eligible for a concession you will need to enrol in person bringing appropriate evidence (refer to info on conc. Link )
If you are aged between 16-18 please complete the Young Person’s Application Form and return it to (email@example.com)
Note: 16-18 learners refers to learners born between 1.9.93 – 31.8.96 inclusive.
“How much homework will I need to do outside of class?”
No more than one hour a week and not every week
“What will happen if I miss a class?”
You will need to take responsibility for finding out what happened on the missed session
“When will the exams take place?”
There are no formal assessments as part of this course however work will be shown at the end of year exhibition so needs to be finished and presented appropriately
“Do I need any special clothing or equipment?”
Apron or overalls, durable footwear - no sandals or open toed shoes
“Is there any tutorial support?”
Yes, your tutor will talk to you regularly on an individual basis within the class
You can enrol online, over the phone or in person at either site
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