6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
This unit introduces students to varied techniques of sculpting with glass. Working from clay and wax originals glass is cast into hand built refractory moulds, fired in a kiln and then polished. These processes allow the transference of original and found objects to be re-contextualised into glass. Students will explore the unique optical and material properties of the medium and will acquire an understanding to contemporary approaches. Projects are conceptually based and can incorporate a multi-media approach.
On successful completion of this unit, students will:
- apply the complex processes involved in casting glass including wax working, clay forming, mould making and polishing;
- demonstrate perceptual skills and critical sensibility necessary for the development of a personal visual language;
- conceptualise, plan and produce work in relation to historical and contemporary art practices;
- discuss, reflect on and critique work through well-researched class presentations;
- develop a questioning awareness of aesthetic and technical theories and the skills related to their visual production;
- understand and apply the rules of occupational health and safety appropriate to the discipline practice.
This is a semester-long project unit. Folio of studio work (100%, of which at least 20% will be assessed before mid-semester).
12 hours per week, including four hours of taught studio and eight hours of personal study and studio practice.
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