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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 learn?
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 L1 Aim Award students, it is based at
our Stroud campus in the centre of Gloucestershire, surrounded by the Cotswold
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The campus is moments away from Stroud train
station and easily accessible by bus.
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?
The follow-on qualification AIM Certificate Level 1 (30 weeks) starts in September 2022. Or join: All Levels, Thursday evening, off-site at the Hub Academy, Hope Mill Lane, Brimscombe. There are also intensive 4 day Easter fusing workshop and 5 day Summer school.
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