How will I be taught?
Craft courses provide an opportunity to students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a craft at a higher level. You will also be expected to research and respond to the design aspects of the craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and you will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/notebook to record goals/ideas, processes and progress. You will also need to participate fully to get the most out of the course.
Apart form you keeping a workbook, the tutor will discuss your progress with you and will help you record this in an individual learning plan.
You may be given the opportunity to display your work in our gallery or at external exhibitions and events.
What do I need to bring with me?
Design ideas, drawing equipment, glass cutter and glass of choice.
Essential tools include a glass cutter and grazing pliers. Glass is dependent on the project undertaken. The cost of the course does not include materials and some basic tools. Details and the cost of glass and tools will be discussed at the beginning of the course. Please do not buy books and equipment before you start. If equipment and materials are required for this course you should not buy them before the first class unless advised other wise, or you are sure that the course is running.
Health and Safety:
You must wear closed toe shoes
All masks, gloves and ear defenders will be supplied if necessary
No drinks are allowed in the studio because of the possible risks of contamination.
What can I do next?
Courses are designed to progress students to higher levels of the craft and also to support application to Access to Art and Degree Foundation courses or relevant Craft, Art and Design Degree courses.
What do I need to join the course
The course is intended for those who have had a good grounding in glass fusing, possibly on previous courses. It is not for beginners. If you are in doubt please ask to speak to the tutor or Curriculum Leader. A degree of manual dexterity is required.