This course introduces students to fundamental skills and contextual knowledge for working with molten glass in a contemporary visual arts and/or design context.
Students will learn to manipulate and transform hot glass in response to set projects across areas of glass blowing, hot glass casting, and cold working. They will also develop knowledge of historical underpinnings for glass in contemporary practices though lectures, seminar discussions, and contextual research. This course supports materials and ideas explorations through the interface of embodied learning and conceptual inquiry. It forms part of the foundation for a specialist glass practice, while supporting non-specialist explorations of the properties and possibilities of the medium in broader visual arts and design contexts.
Work health and safety 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 hot glass working skills and technologies in response to projects;
- explore materials and techniques through speculative process enquiry;
- reflectively investigate the relationships between concepts and processes; and
- engage with the historical and theoretical contexts relevant to hot glass forming projects.
Other InformationSchool of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
Portfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-4
Documentation and Studio Theory (20%) Learning Outcomes 3-4
Assessment includes review sessions that provide feedback on work in progress.
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks comprising demonstrations, supervised studio practice, lectures, seminar discussions, reviews and critiques; and
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice and contextual research (reading and writing).
Requisite and Incompatibility
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