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CAEL2049: Vessel as Concept: Hot Glass Intro

This unit of study examines the glass vessel in everyday life and its application as a conceptual agent in contemporary art. By nature, the glassblowing process creates a vessel or container from a mass of molten glass. Through research projects you will investigate the psychology of the glass vessel through its function and physical properties. You will develop fundamental hand skills and glassblowing techniques through structured weekly workshops, and combine practical skills with contextual knowledge in the development of conceptually themed projects. You may work exclusively with glass or in conjunction with other media and processes.

Code CAEL2049
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit point at 1000 level Studio Foundation units in the Bachelor of Visual Arts

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate understanding of the glass vessel in: the history of the glass vessel; contemporary art practices; and relevant histories and theories that informs their own creative processes
  • LO2. communicate their ideas and those of others creatively and effectively
  • LO3. demonstrate rigorous and independent thinking in the development and editing of their projects
  • LO4. engage critically with social, cultural and ethical issues and apply local and international perspectives specific in studio glass to extend their creative practice
  • LO5. use appropriate technologies and media to effectively gather information
  • LO6. critically evaluate information and apply to their own practice where appropriate.