Introduction to Kiln Formed Glass
Art & Design, Fashion & Creative Crafts
What is the course about?
This exciting practical course gives you the opportunity to experience and experiment with glass in a variety of creative ways. This course provides a stepping stone to your future creative practice.
Why should I choose the course?
This is an introductory course aimed at adults aged 19 and over who enjoy learning new skills and techniques, with the intention to produce kiln formed glass work. You will develop a range of knowledge and skills to better prepare you for future employment. This will include practical making skills, creative thinking, idea generation techniques, problem solving, communication, research skills, analytical thinking, and safe working practices.
What will I learn?
During the course you will learn through demonstrations and practical making using hand-built techniques which include:
- Glass cutting techniques
- Material properties of glass
- Glass kiln technology
- Glass fusing
- Glass slumping
- Creative design skills
What will the course lead on to?
On completion of this course you may be interested in further kiln formed glass ACL courses. Alternatviely, you may wish to progress onto our accredited Level 1 NCFE Ceramics course.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
This course will be delivered by our applied arts expert who has a breath of industrial and teaching experience within the specialist area of glass. The course will run within our fully equipped 3D studios, giving you everything you need to begin your journey into the world of glass.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no prerequisite requirements other than an interest in glass and a desire to learn a new skill.
What are my funding options?
If you are in receipt of a benefit or have a low income you may be eligible for a reduction in fees. For further information on funding please contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
Material cost is payable by all learners and is £30 for the 5 week course. You will also need to provide an apron and have closed footwear.
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