This course is a wonderful opportunity to work with kiln formed glass if you want learn the basics or further develop your existing skills.
The glass workshops will cover safe workshop practice and many different skills such as how to work safely and prepare glass, and how to use different tools and equipment. You will also be shown how to work in a sustainable method.
The techniques that are shown are cutting, fusing and slumping, and you will also create a clay mould that can be used multiple times. Primarily we will be working with float glass, stringers, confetti and frits. Let's start with ancient techniques such as sand casting and finish with more modern processes such as sand blasting.
No previous experience necessary, just an interest in the subject area. Learners would benefit from attending each term to build skills in preparation for the term two and term three courses, although this is not a barrier to attending each term as a standalone course.
This course is delivered in the art and design studios at the Llwyn y Bryn campus. During the course learners will complete a booklet of outcomes. This is assessed in order to certificate for the qualification.
Progression from any part time course could offer a pathway to full time courses in art and design. For adult learners considering a creative career, the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design course could provide a progression route for this.
All materials are provided. A studio fee of £20 is payable for this course.