- Class Number 5622
- Term Code 3160
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Nadege Desgenetez
- Nadege Desgenetez
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 26/07/2021
- Class End Date 29/10/2021
- Census Date 14/09/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
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, shaping methods for the realisation of components and multiples, and hot assembly. 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 utility, function, narrative, 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:
- 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 glass works, allied portfolio of studio work and visual journals; and
- demonstrate critical engagement with historical and contemporary contexts relevant to hot glass projects.
Additional Course Costs
Required Resources and Incidental Fees
Student contribution amounts under the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) and tuition fees support the course described in the Course Outline and include tuition, teaching materials and student access to the workshops for the stated course hours.
Optional Workshop Fee
The School of Art & Design provides additional access to the workshop areas and use of equipment, tooling and consumable items during extra hours. For this access the School charges the Optional Workshop Fee. This is not a compulsory fee and is not essential to course completion, however if a student chooses not to pay it, access to the workshop areas and equipment outside of stated course hours is not allowed.
The School of Art & Design supplies materials that become your physical property on payment of the relevant material fee. You can choose to pay the Materials Fee and have these materials supplied through the School of Art & Design, allowing you to take advantage of the GST-free bulk purchasing power of the ANU. These materials are also WHS compliant.
Please go to the payment portal located on the Required Resources and Incidental Fees page here on the School of Art & Design website. Follow the prompts to the payment portal, select the relevant discipline and the fee you wish to pay for.
If you need assistance, please contact the Technical Officer in the relevant discipline or at the administration offices of the School of Art & Design.
Examination Material or equipment
Students will submit all completed works and support materials including models, prototypes and visual journals, as well as Documentation, for a physical assessment unless otherwise arranged. A digital record of the final works will also be submitted via Wattle.
Reading lists, technical notes and additional resources will be available on Wattle.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||9-11 Seminar: Workshop WHS and syllabus overview, introduction to Tasks Lecture: Introduction to Utility and Narrative 11-1 Tutorial Group A: Task 1 demonstrations and practice 2-4 Tutorial Group B: Task 1 demonstrations and practice||Progress Task 3 throughout the semester|
|2||9-11 Seminar: Group discussion and demonstrations: Skills in context 11-1 Tutorial Group A: Task 1 practice 2-4 Tutorial Group B: Task 1 practice|
|3||9-11 Seminar: Student presentations: Skills in context 11-1 Tutorial Group A: Task 1 demonstrations and practice 2-4 Tutorial Group B: Task 1 demonstrations and practice||Task 4 assessment: Student led seminar presentations on Skills and context|
|4||9-11 Seminar: Lecture and discussion: Function, dis-function and story telling 11-1 Tutorial Group A: Task 1 demonstrations and practice 2-4 Tutorial Group B: Task 1 demonstrations and practice|
|5||9-11 Seminar: feedback session and demonstrations 11-1 Tutorial Group A: Task 1 practice 2-4 Tutorial Group B: Task 1 practice||Task 1 present work in progress for staff feedback|
|6||9-11 Seminar: Lecture introduction to Still life x Future scape 11-1 Tutorial Group A: Task 1 practice 2-4 Tutorial Group B: Task 1 practice||Research Task 2 and develop Task 2 Part 1|
|7||9-11 Seminar: Mid semester review and feedback Students present Task 1, and Task 2 Part 1: proposal, drawings and mixed media models. 11-1 Tutorial Group A: Task 2 form finding 2-4 Tutorial Group B: Task 2 form finding||Mid semester group review: present Task 1 and Task 2 Part 1|
|8||9-11 Seminar: Lecture and discussion: Exhibition brief 11-1 Tutorial Group A: Task 2 demonstrations and practice 2-4 Tutorial Group B: Task 2 demonstrations and practice|
|9||9-11 Seminar: Demonstrations and discussion 11-1 Tutorial Group A: Task 2 practice 2-4 Tutorial Group B: Task 2 practice||Submit digital record via Wattle Task 2 Part 1|
|10||9-11 Seminar: Students present prototypes and exhibition pitch (Task 2 Part 2) 11-1 Tutorial Group A: Task 2 demonstrations and resolution 2-4 Tutorial Group B: Task 2 demonstrations and resolution||Work in progress presentation for group feedback|
|11||9-11 Seminar: Demonstrations and discussion 11-1 Tutorial Group A: Task 2 finalise works 2-4 Tutorial Group B: Task 2 finalise works||Submit digital record via Wattle Task 2 Part 2|
|12||9-11 Seminar: students present works in progress (Task 2 Part 3) for critique 11-1 Tutorial Group A: Task 2 finalise works 2-4 Tutorial Group B: Task 2 finalise works||Task 4 assessment: critique|
|13||Examination period begins||Present Task 1, 2 and 3 for final assessment|
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Skills in context||40 %||1-4|
|Still life x Future scape||40 %||1-4|
|Studio Theory and Critique||10 %||3-4|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Assessment RequirementsThe ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.
Moderation of AssessmentMarks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Student participation is a requirement of the course. It is key in developing skills and knowledge relevant to the material, and essential in acquiring safe working methods. It is assessed in every Task, through attendance and active participation in technical classes, self-directed sessions, group discussions, lectures and scheduled workshop activities. Additionally, all students using the Glass workshop are required to participate in a weekly clean up, times tbc.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1-4
Skills in context
Students undertake skills-building assignments to expand their current skills set and respond to course themes.
Tutorial group A: Form and assembly for intermediate skills building
Tutorial group B: Form, colour and assembly for advanced skills building
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1-4
Still life x Future scape
Students respond to the theme “Transformation” by drawing on still-life conventions to investigate the narrative potential of reinvented functional objects. How can works made of blown glass and reclaimed materials tell urgent stories of care and accountability from your perspective as a maker?
Part 1: proposal, drawings and models.
Part 2: prototypes and exhibition pitch
Part 3: final works
Sketches and drawings /idea development, records of models and tests are recorded in the visual journal (sketchbook, online record, etc .)
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 3-4
Documentation for this class is a folio of research that includes
- technical notes including notes, drawings and records of techniques, methods and technologies introduced in class and developed through experimentation
- contextual research -visual references and text based research- annotated with critical reflections.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 3-4
Studio Theory and Critique
Seminars lectures and discussions introduce contexts and concepts relevant to the course themes.
Students will contribute the outcomes of their contextual research and critical reflections through class discussions, presentations, reviews and class critique.
Homework requirements will be discussed in class and posted on Wattle.
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Online SubmissionThe ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Hardcopy SubmissionFor some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Late SubmissionNo submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded. OR Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Referencing RequirementsAccepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Studio-based work will not be held by staff after assessment. Staff will keep a photographic record of work presented for review and final assessment. Journals will be returned one week after due date.
Extensions and PenaltiesExtensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Resubmission of works is not common in a studio-based course, as students can seek feedback on projects throughout the semester. Requests for resubmission will be handled on a case-by-case basis
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