Glass Art: Stained and Fused Glass Techniques and Projects (Mixed Level)

Course Description

On this course, you will learn how three-dimensional and two-dimensional glass is fabricated using different cold glass treatments including leading, copper foiling, mosaic and various kiln formed techniques like fusing and slumping. You will also learn about some of the historical and contemporary contexts of cold-worked glass and how to produce glass safely. During the course you will receive tutor guidance to pursue your own personal projects. Set class projects will also be available.

Location: Camden

Course Content

The course will cover:
- demonstration a range of glass techniques
- explanation of the properties, materials and processes used
- the introduction of workbooks/ sketchbooks to collect glass ideas
- demonstration and introduction of glass tests, kiln working and studio practice
- ongoing emphasis on health and safety procedures in connection with cold glass working
- introduction of a personal project or group project for students to apply their own techniques to glass working
- outline of the historical and contemporary contexts of cold worked glass

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching methods include group discussion, one to one guidance and tutoring, demonstration of working methods, visits to the local glass centre (Camden)

All resources used within each lesson are available electronically.

Independent Learning

There is no formal homework, however, your tutor may discuss ideas with you individually to help extend your study and for ongoing independent projects and research. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, gigs or websites for you to visit to enrich your study.

Assessment

There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course.

Qualification you will achieve

There is no formal qualification attached to this course but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request.

Next Steps and Progression

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team on: 020 7255 4700 or email: LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College provides financial support for course fees, which is based on an eligibility criteria. For more information, please contact a member of the Learner Services team at the main reception.
CAMDEN
44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
KENTISH TOWN
7 Leighton Place
NW5 2QL
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk