How will I be taught?
Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and you 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.
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. First session : novices - sheet of 3mm clear glass at least A3 in size. Experienced - design ideas and drawings or an ongoing project and tools.Novices please do not purchase specialist tools before the start of the course. Glass cutters will be provided for the first few sessions. 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. For more information please go to www.kentadulteducation.co.uk
What do I need to join the course
Beginners and those with some experience are welcome to join but please note as this is a practical course a degree of manual dexterity is required