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Glass Techniques – Holiday Workshop

This intensive four-day Glass Techniques Holiday Workshop will introduce you to kiln-formed glass techniques and other related processes. Samples will be made and a personal project completed during the week. It will also give experienced students the time to further develop their skills and should enable them to complete a complex work. There will be individual support throughout the week on a one-to-one basis within the group. The specialist studio is well equipped and all tools are provided. Material costs will be kept as low as possible and depend on individual projects. Float glass will be provided; those wishing to use more specialist glass should budget between £5-15.

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What topics are covered?

There will be a short introduction to the recent history of glass as a material. The Tutor will then show examples and give explanations of the techniques and processes that can be covered during this course. Beginners will gain core skills by making a small mosaic panel, giving an understanding of using specialist tools and equipment in a safe working environment. The students can then choose the techniques they want to explore for the rest of the week and start making tests and developing design ideas towards the projects.

Who is the course aimed at?

Suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners

How will I learn?

The focus is on learning through making. Your tutor will provide introductions, demonstrations and on-going practical guidance. The teaching is a combination of presentation to the group and predominately one to one working alongside individual students. It is fully appreciated that each student will establish their own style and pace of learning and have different expectations for the outcomes of the course.

Are there any additional costs?

All tools, specialist equipment, sandblasting and kiln firing costs will be provided throughout the week. Materials for the first mosaic and for tests and samples will also be given. Final projects needing fusing glass or lead and solder can be bought from the college shop. A reasonable price to allow for a 40x40cms panel or 30x30cms fused bowl would be between £8-£12.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

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