- Class Number 3818
- Term Code 3330
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Jeffrey Sarmiento
- Dr Jeffrey Sarmiento
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 20/02/2023
- Class End Date 26/05/2023
- Census Date 31/03/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
This is a project-based course that introduces the principles and processes for kiln casting and cold finishing of glass. Glass casting, mould making, shaping and finishing are the skills and processes introduced within this course. Set projects are aimed at developing the student's ability to work the material, as well as integrate thematic ideas within student’s developing practice. Lectures and group discussions assist students to develop an informed understanding of artists and designers within the field, as well as locate their developing works within the broader field of craft, design and visual arts practice. The course is designed to accommodate learning for students with different levels of experience. 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 glass kiln casting processes and cold working techniques in response to set tasks and self-directed projects;
- critically reflect upon and independently explore processes introduced;
- investigate the relationships between contextual research and successfully apply this to material investigation; and
- demonstrate reflective awareness within the field of contemporary glass practice and links to other creative production relevant to their own developing practice.
Additional Course Costs
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. Students are requested to refer to the School of Art website for information: http://soa.anu.edu.au/required-resources-and-incidental-fees.
Optional Workshop Fee
This Workshop Fee is for additional access to the workshop and use of equipment, tooling and consumable items during extra hours. It is not essential to course completion. Payment of the Workshop Fee is optional, but if a student chooses not to pay it, access to the workshops outside of stated course hours is not allowed.
Each workshop sources appropriate specialist materials, which are made available to students to facilitate their working effectively, efficiently and safely within our programs. The School of Art is able to supply materials that don’t compromise ANU obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 (WHS), and that have been assessed as suitable for each course.
The Material Fee is payable for the School of Art to supply materials that become your physical property. You can choose to pay the Materials Fee and have these materials supplied to you through the School of Art, allowing you to take advantage of the GST--free bulk purchasing power of the ANU. These materials are also WHS compliant.
Students have the choice of acquiring these materials from a supplier other than the School of Art, however students should note that many materials may not be WHS compliant (and therefore are not approved for use in the workshops), or are not available for individuals to purchase because they must be supplied and stored in a particular way in order to meet WHS regulations.
Materials will be supplied for Tasks 1--2 at a moderate scale: mould making materials, clay, wax with the addition of 1kg of casting glass. Additional materials can be purchased from the glass store or purchased independently.
Examination Material or equipment
For scheduled assessments, reviews and critiques, students will present their work to date, completed works, support material and tests, folios, relevant contextual research. All materials will be set up ahead of assessment sessions, and presented to staff over the course of scheduled assessment. All assessments requirements will be discussed during class, and teaching staff is available for any question related to the assessment process.
Reading lists and additional resources will be added to the Wattle page for this class.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- One--to--one consultation with staff during class contact time. You will also have the option of signing up for a tutorial every few weeks. Talk to Staff about this option.
- Class critique, class discussions and reviews: Verbal feedback will be given by staff and peers at student presentations, reviews and group meetings in class. Staff will give feedback for assessment tasks, including the final assessment.
ANU 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.
This is a topic--based course that alternates over two years (odd and even years). In odd years the class will introduce silicone retrievable mould making approaches. In even years this class will focus on mould making through retrievable plaster moulds.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Overview of course outline and weekly program. Slide discussion. Workshop induction for WH&S. Task 1: Studio demonstration of open faced glass casting Clearing and voloumizing mould to finish. Students working with clay and making moulds.||Review slides, make comments. Work on tech notes and sketch books. Finish moulds.|
|2||Slide discussion. Loading Kilns. Intro to firing programs. Discussion of burn out firing project.||Review slides, make comments. Work on tech notes and sketch books.|
|3||Slide discussion. Divest mould and cold working. Students discuss objects for burn out. Making moulds||Review slides, make comments. Work on tech notes and sketch books. Finish moulds.|
|4||Slide discussion. Loading Kilns. Firing programs part 2. Programing kilns. Annealing||Review slides, make comments. Work on tech notes and sketch books.|
|5||Slide discussion. Divest kiln and cold working. Cold working||Work on tech notes and sketch books. Finish cold working|
|6||Class discussion and review. Group crit of first two projects and student journals.||Review slides, make comments. Work on tech notes and sketch books. Develop designs for 2 part retrievable project.|
|7||Slide discussion. Start task 2. Discussion of ideas and themes. Demonstration: Retrievable mould making in plaster. Demo and students working.||Review slides, make comments. Work on tech notes and sketch books.|
|9||Slide discussion. Demonstration: Wax pouring. Progress and finish plaster retrievable moulds. Outside of class task: Pour waxes.||Review slides, make comments. Work on tech notes and sketch books.|
|10||Slide discussion. Making moulds and steaming out. Load Kilns.||Review slides, make comments. Work on tech notes and sketch books.|
|11||Slide discussion. Divest kiln and cold working.||Review slides, make comments. Work on tech notes and sketch books.|
|12||Slide discussion. Cold working.||Review slides, make comments. Work on tech notes and sketch books. Final assessment (during exam period): Present all tasks, including task 1 & 2 as well and all journals.|
|Assessment task||Value||Learning Outcomes|
|Task 1||30 %||1,2,3,4|
|Task 2||30 %||1,2,3,4|
|Task 3||20 %||2,3,4|
|Task 4||20 %||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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- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Policy and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks 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.
Attendance at weekly sessions is necessary to absorb skills and direct your projects. Non-engagement will result in your withdrawal from the course.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Introduction to cast glass: Two glass casting projects over the first 6 classes will introduce this process and teach awareness and skills. Students will learn open faced and burn out casting methods by making their own works. Students will learn glass casting techniques, including mould making, kiln firing schedules and some cold working processes. Approximately 6 classes plus self--directed time dedicated to this project.
Due: In class week 6
See rubric below
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
Students will explore a work in cast glass while developing plaster retrievable mould making skills. Students will cast a single work and develop an initial form using a retrievable 2--part plaster mould. They will also develop a wax model and completed cast glass object. Approximately 5 classes plus self--directed time dedicated to this project.
Due: End semester assessment.
See rubric below
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4
Journals (Sketchbook, Technical Notebook, Visual diary).
This task is focused on documenting your developing ideas and recording the processes and techniques you have learnt. All three journals need to be actively used throughout the semester.
Due: Continuous. All journals need to be submitted at mid semester review and final assessment.
See rubric below
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 3,4
Studio Theory weekly discussion: Each week students will review images and readings and bring their observations into a student-led group discussion. Reflective notes need to be made on weekly discussions and kept together within student’s Journals.
Due: Continuous. Weekly discussion in class and notes kept in journals and these are to be submitted at mid semester review and final assessment.
1. Competently utilise a range of glass kiln forming processes and cold working techniques in response to set tasks (design-based tasks)
Consistently develop and apply all skills to an exceptionally high level
Consistently develop and apply all skills to a high level
Develop and apply a broad range of skills at a competent level
Develop and apply a limited range of skills at an adequate level
Technical skills are below standard
2. Independently explore the potential of material/s used in glass kiln working tasks (design--based tasks)
An extended exploration of the potential of material is carried out within projects and self--directed activity
A thorough exploration of materials is demonstrated in projects and self--directed activity
Exploration of materials is attempted in projects and self--directed activity
Materials explored only as directed carried out in projects and self--directed activity
Insufficient exploration of materials carried out in projects and limited self-directed activity.
3. Investigate the application of concepts and processes to self--directed works in kiln formed glass (design--based tasks)
Extensive investigation and application of concepts and processes applied to self--directed works
A thorough investigation and application of concepts and processes applied to self--directed works
Regularly applies concepts and processes applied to self--directed works
Attempts the application of concepts and processes to self-directed works
Limited evidence and application of concepts and processes to self-directed works
4. Engage and explore historical and theoretical contexts relevant to the projects (Engage and explore design--based contexts relevant to the projects)
Critically analyses and evaluates contextual, historical or theoretical knowledge
Analyses and evaluates contextual, historical or theoretical knowledge
Analyses contextual, historical or theoretical knowledge
Attempts to analyse contextual, historical or theoretical knowledge
Analysis of contextual, historical or theoretical knowledge
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You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For 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.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
- Late submission permitted. 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.
Accepted 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. Folios / journals will be returned one week after due date.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions 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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Dr Jeffrey Sarmiento
Dr Jeffrey Sarmiento