When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Maria Zulueta
  • Course Code K24MCAC03A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learners will delve into the intricate art of glassworking, gaining hands-on experience with various shaping and forming methods. The course covers essential techniques such as casting and kiln forming, alongside some advanced methods. Participants will also learn about the properties of different types of glass, safety protocols, and the use of specialized tools and equipment.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop proficiency in essential glass shaping and forming methods
  • Apply techniques and processes safely under health and safety guidelines
  • Identify and evaluate the suitability of selected materials within each technique and process
  • Produce original glass artworks and develop the ability to critically evaluate their own work and the work of others, fostering artistic growth and technical improvement.

Class format and activities

You will work independently to design and make glass pieces exploring surface decorations using painting and printing techniques using glass enamels. Learners will be working on individual self-directed projects guided by your tutor Maria Zulueta. Teaching takes place in a practical workshop setting, including both presentation, discussion, and demonstration. Informal assessment will take place on a continual basis throughout the course using observation, and a group Learner presentation at the end of the course outlining the development of individual projects. To ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for beginners, or those who have some previous knowledge but would like further guidance and practice working with these processes.

What you need to know before you enrol

The fee includes tuition, some materials, alongside use of specialist equipment. Learners will be expected to purchase their own glass types and small fee for the glass enamels; (guidance will be given by the tutor on the first session). You may need to purchase some additional materials depending on individual projects, as advised by your tutor.

What you need

It would be helpful to bring a sketchbook/notebook, pencils/pen/marker pen etc. You will need to wear sturdy shoes, boots or trainers (no open sandals); an apron. We have basic tools in the workshop which have been adapted to facilitate a safe learning environment. Glass and other materials are available for sale to students, however, Learners may want to buy or bring in their own resources, to have a wider variety in choice of materials.

What you can do next

This course will provide confidence to work independently towards your own professional development. With these transferable skills learners can further develop creative potential and expand learning within 2D & 3D studies: we encourage progression onto other intermediate or advanced courses within our glass provision at Morley: these may include the Btec Level 2 or 3 in Glass as well as other courses in Art & Design the college provides. Please speak with your tutor for further advice or information.