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 2019 (On-campus)
Students in the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture must have achieved 48 credit points of study in the faculty. Students outside of the Faculty must completeor .
APA2303 or APA2411
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.
Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
- 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.
100% in-semester assessment
12 hours per week including 4 contact hours plus 8 hours of independent study and studio practice.
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