This course introduces students to intermediate skills and broader contextual knowledge for working with hot glass across the visual arts and design fields. It encourages skills acquisition and speculative material explorations in response to set projects and individually directed investigations. Assignments foster the acquisition of skills for glass blowing, including colour work, traditional vessel shaping methods as well as alternative forming processes such as mould blowing. Relevant cold working methods are introduced.
Integrated demonstrations, lectures, projects, class discussions and critiques provide students with a broader understanding of historical and contemporary practices. Seminar lectures will focus on ideas of materiality, transformation, process, abstraction, etc. in the fields of visual arts and design to inform set projects as well as individual explorations. Work 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, and allied technologies, in response to set and self-directed projects;
- independently explore the potential of materials and techniques relevant to project aims through glass blowing and finishing processes;
- demonstrate an analytical and inventive approach to the exploration of concepts through hot glass based works, allied portfolio of studio work and visual journals; and
- demonstrate critical engagement with historical and contemporary contexts relevant to hot glass 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.
Indicative AssessmentPortfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) Learning Outcomes 1-3
Documentation (10%) Learning Outcomes 3, 4
Studio theory presentation, 15 minutes, OR critique, 30 minutes (10%) Learning Outcomes 3, 4
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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).
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