Undergraduate Course: Designing for Glass (Object, Light, Space and Meaning) (LLLA07128)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED
The development of the individual¿s own creative direction in glass is the purpose of this course. This course offers students with experience of glass processes taught in preceding OLL courses the opportunity to develop both their skills and their personal vocabulary with the medium, ranging from small, wearable pieces to larger works for installation.
This course develops skills in working with and designing using stained glass, glass painting, fusing, sandblasting, relief casting, and bonding. Attention will be paid to how technical skills and an awareness and understanding of the medium and how artists have used and continue to use it can inform the development of related ideas to enable students to make a series of samples and finished works. Students will be encouraged to develop increasingly innovative and experimental approaches to the medium supported by research and development of visual ideas.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Demonstrate a deeper awareness of current practice in and applications for architectural, painted and fused glass including an understanding of technical aspects of working with glass, development of an awareness of glass as it relates to light and space, through the use of a sketchbook or visual journal.
Develop individual experiments and samples into distinctive final piece or pieces which demonstrate an informed use of a range of techniques in service of a developed individual voice.
Select, edit and present a coherent body of research, samples and finished work that demonstrates practical and aesthetic judgement in making and presenting designs for contemporary glass projects.
BEEH-LUSTENBERGER, Suzanne, 2008, Capter la lumière : femmes artistes-verriers du XXIe siècle = Gathering light : female glass artists of the 21st century, Chartres: Centre Internaional Du Vitrail.
SCHAECHTER, Judith, 2009, Beauty and the Beef, San Francisco: Blurb.
MOOR, Andrew, 2006, Colours of Architecture, London: Mitchell Beazley.
COFFEY, Yvonne, 2009, Glass Jewellery, London: A&C Black.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||working with creative glass techniques and processes
designing with glass
an understanding of the use of light in glass
ability to deploy a developed a visual language
ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of architectural glass within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400