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L1 Stained Glass AIM Certificate Level 1 | Certificate in Skills for Working in Creative and Design Industries

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This part-time course is for serious students of stained or fused glass who wish to develop their professional practice. Create your first project by choosing an additional option (jewellery or visual language). • Follow guideline instructions • Research ideas/techniques • Develop designs using a sketchbook • Create, plan and follow a timeline • Experiment creating relevant samples • Keep a detailed log of test outcomes • Design and make glass craft project(s) • Reflect and give feedback on your achievements Term 3: Follow guidelines to complete a simple craft piece. Follow good health and safety to complete your work and give an overall evaluation of the piece. Ruth Adams taught Fired Stained Glass Painting at Central Saint Martins, where she previously gained a postgraduate qualification in Stained Glass Studies (distinction). She taught Stained Glass for 10 years at the City Lit, Central London. Ruth relocated to Stroud, where she works as a practicing artist and set up the Glass department within the Art School at Stroud Campus. She is a respected educator within this field, with an enormous amount of experience and enthusiasm to help you engage with this fantastic subject. Fee includes a sketchbook and the finest materials for 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.

What do I need to join?

It is beneficial to have previously achieved the Level 1 AIM Award and the Level 2 AIM Award in Stained Glass, or equivalent study in stained glass, before enrolling on this course. Contact the tutor at [email protected] to discuss your suitability for this course.

How will I know how I am doing?

The tutor will give demonstrations and one-to-one support. The tutor will help you and check your work to make sure you are progressing well.

What can I do next?

You can join a daytime Stained Glass class: All Levels, Thursday mornings, 9:30 am–12:00 pm, Stratford Road Campus. All Levels, Thursday evenings, 6:30 pm–9:00 pm, off-site at the Hub Academy, Hope Mill Lane, Brimscombe. It is possible to continue to study the Advanced/Intermediate class by enrolling termly, on Friday mornings at 9:00 am–12:00 pm in the College. This runs alongside the accredited AIM courses L2 AIM Award (20 weeks) and L1 Certificate. There is also the Fusing Easter Workshop, across 4 days, if you want a really good grounding in the fused glass technique, and the Stained Glass Summer School, across 5 days in July, where you can work on individual projects.

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Course information last updated: Thursday 2nd April 2020 @ 7.30am (23 hours ago)

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AvailabilityCourses start at various times throughout the year. If you can't see a suitable date, please contact our
Customer experience team 0800 0567 253.

27th Sep 2019 - 3rd Jul 2020
27th Sep 2019 - 3rd Jul 2020
Stroud CampusFriday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
9:00am - 12:00pm
Stroud Campus

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