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An ideal course for those who wish to gain a qualification.
Beginners are taken through a structured course to include all the stages essential for making a leaded stained-glass panel. Continuing students will develop design/craft skills, experimenting further with kiln-fired paints/stains/enamels.
In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to produce a finished leaded glass panel to your chosen design. Research and plan your design, develop your ideas, use practiced techniques safely and reflect upon your finished piece. Use a sketchbook and log experiments in your journal and worksheets to record your progress.
Ruth Adams taught fired stained-glass painting at Central Saint Martins, where she previously completed her postgraduate studies in glass with distinction. She taught stained glass for ten years at the City Literary Institute in Central London. Ruth relocated to Stroud, where she works as a practicing artist, and she set up the glass department within the Arts School. She is a respected educator, with an enormous amount of experience and enthusiasm to help you engage with this fantastic subject.
Your fee includes the finest materials to include a sketchbook and make test samples and a panel up to A3 size. For larger work, you will need to buy some additional materials from a supplier or the tutor.
If you are in receipt of benefits, a waiver may apply.
How will I know how I am doing?
The tutor will give demonstration and one-to-one support. The tutor will help you and check your work to make sure you are progressing well.
AIM Awards, Skills for Working in Creative & Design Industries – 603/1724/3
9.2 – Crafts, Creative Arts and Media
T/616/3368 – Creative Craft Skills Unit
A/616/9513 – Stained Glass Unit
Stained Glass – L1 AIM Award
You will be taught alongside learners who wish to do the practical learning but not the qualification.
What do I need to join?
No experience is necessary.
A notebook and sturdy shoes (no open-toed sandals).
Any designs and doodles that you may want to develop to discuss with the tutor.
What can I do next?
The follow-on qualification AIM Award Level 2 starts in September 2020.
All Levels, Thursday morning, 9:30–12:00, Stratford Road campus.
All Levels, Thursday evening, 18:30–21:00, off-site at the Hub Academy, Hope Mill Lane, Brimscombe.
For those with more experience, the advanced/intermediate class runs on Friday mornings, 9:00–12:00, in college.
The Fusing Easter Workshop runs across four days and will give a really good grounding in the fused glass technique.
A five-day summer school in July will give the chance to work on a particular project or experiment with techniques further.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery method. For example; planned on site delivery may take a blended approach; a mixture of classroom based and online activities. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery method and pricing, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before completing an enrolment form.
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DISTANCE LEARNING PLATFORM
The choosen platform for this course is Microsoft Teams. Teams allows learners and teachers to seamlessly work together, create content and share resources from a single, easy-to-learn and simple platform. On successful enrolment onto this course you will be provided with all the details required to set up Teams.
Please be aware this course does have a fee that is payable on enrolment, if you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.
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Course information last updated: Thursday 15th April 2021 @ 8.30am (7 hours ago)