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Creative Glass - Masterclass
C00102

This course seeks to broaden the range and enhance the palette of techniques of the kilnforming glassmaker and to encourage the development of a strong personal style.

With a workshop approach you will be encouraged to pursue your own ideas in kilnformed glass with tutor guidance. 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.

Course Content

Structured as a workshop to allow you to explore new ways of thinking and working with tutor guidance. You are encouraged to explore now techniques and ideas could become integrated into your individual practice. A range of techniques will be demonstrated and could include core casting, slumping, fusing, pate de verre and cold working methods such as engraving, sandblasting, cutting, grinding and polishing and assembly techniques such as UV bonding.

Course Outcomes:

• You will work on honing your skills learnt on previous courses
• You will discuss your aims with your tutor and come up with some achievable personal targets for the course.

Entry Requirements

Some previous experience in kilnformed glass is essential.

First Class Requirements

It would be helpful to bring a 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 or you can buy a mask and basic tools from the college.

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.

Assessment Methods

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.

Further Study Options

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 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.

Additional Information

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 required to pay for materials that you use from the college and for your firing. Details will be given out at the first class and prices will be dependent on materials used and size of work. You may also bring in your own glass, clay or wax etc should you wish to, however there is no storage on site for materials unless they are purchased from the college.

If you require further course information or advice and guidance that is not answered in this outline please email art@racc.ac.uk

If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees and finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email info@racc.ac.uk or drop in to our main reception area.

This course has been identified to run with fewer numbers due to either the student demand for the course and subject area or the need for increased one to one tuition. This course will be able to run with only 6 learners and will have a maximum of 10 in the class.