This course introduces Design Arts students to specialised hot glass working and finishing techniques. Design based assignments foster the acquisition of skills for glass blowing, including colour work, component making and relevant cold working, with an emphasis on the execution of multiples in response to design briefs. Informed by technical and contextual knowledge, projects encourage students to explore developing design concepts through material investigations. Integrated demonstrations, lectures, class discussions and critiques provide students with a broader understanding of hot shop based historical and contemporary practices in the areas of craft, design and visual arts.
This topic-based course alternates over two years (odd and even years). In odd years, the course focuses on historical precedents and projects and lectures interrogate the relevance of historical examples for a hot shop based design practice. In even years, the course explores current hot glass expression and projects and lectures examine hot glass based contemporary design practices. Workplace health and safety (WHS) instruction is integrated throughout the syllabus.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Competently utilise a range of specialised glass blowing and finishing skills in response to design-based tasks.
- Independently explore the potential of material/s through glass blowing and finishing processes.
- Demonstrate an analytical approach to exploring material and concepts for hot glass based design projects.
- Engage and explore historical or contemporary, and theoretical contexts relevant to design projects.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work and visual journals (sketchbooks) (80%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3
Documentation (contextual research and technical notes) (10%) Learning Outcomes 3, 4
Studio theory presentation 10 mins, max 1500 words, OR critique, 15 min (10%) Learning Outcomes 3, 4
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Workload4 hours of supervised studio practice including hands on instruction, lectures and group discussion per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to commit a further 6 hours to independent studio practice each teaching week of the semester. (total 130 hours).
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3759||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|