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Gain a qualification and develop design/craft skills in stained or fused glass techniques.
• Make a piece of stained or fused glass
• Research design ideas, looking at the work of others, and develop an original design idea inspired by your research
• Plan the process of making and stick to your schedule
• Create samples to support your technical experiments and make notes of your results
• Identify your strengths and weaknesses throughout the design and making processes and reflect on how you can develop your work in the future
• Follow good health and safety throughout
• Complete your work and give evaluation on the overall piece
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.
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.
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.
About this qualification:
AIM Awards, Skills for Working in Creative and Design Industries – 603/1792/2
F/617/0484 – Design Project L2 Unit
Y/617/0510 – Material Exploration L2 Unit
Stained Glass – L2 AIM Award
This course is taught alongside learners who only wish to learn the practical
elements of the course and not study the qualification.
What do I need to join?
No experience is necessary. A notebook and sturdy shoes (no open-toed sandals) and any designs and doodles that you may want to develop to discuss with the tutor.
What can I do next?
You can join a stained glass class: All Levels, Thursday morning, 9:30–12:00, Stratford Road Campus, enrol termly. All Levels, Thursday evening, 18:30–21:00, off-site at the Hub Academy, Hope Mill Lane, Brimscombe. For those with more experience there is also an advanced/intermediate class running on Friday mornings, 9:00–12:00, in college, enrolling termly, or accreditation options are also offered: L1 Certificate (30 weeks) starting September 2020. There is also the Fusing Easter Workshop across four days for a good grounding in the fused glass technique. The Stained Glass Summer School runs for five days in July.
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DISTANCE LEARNING PLATFORM
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Course information last updated: Tuesday 20th April 2021 @ 8.30am (20 hours ago)