How will I be taught?
utors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.Students will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/ notebook to record goals/ ideas, processes and progress. It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. Students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
Apart from you keeping a workbook, the tutor will discuss your progress with you and will help you to record this in an Individual Learning Plan. You may be given the opportunity to display your work in our Gallery or at external exhibitions and events.
What do I need to bring with me?
Essential for first session: Novices - 1 sheet 3mm glass about A3 size.Experienced - design ideas and drawing equipment and/or ongoing project and tools.Novices - please do not buy any specialist equipment before the start of the course.
The requirements of each student and the amount and type of glass differs widely so you will be asked by the tutor to pay for any materials you use on an individual basis.
Health and Safety:
* You must wear closed toe shoes
* All masks, gloves and ear defenders will be supplied if necessary
* No drinks are allowed in the studio because of the possible risks of contamination.
What can I do next?
Courses are designed to progress students to higher levels of the craft and also to support application to Access to Art and Degree Foundation courses or relevant Craft, Art and Design Degree courses.
What do I need to join the course
There are no entry requirements.Beginners or those with more experience are welcome. This is a practical course where a degree of manual dexterity is required.