VAFA148 Glassblowing II
Department of The Arts: Glassblowing and Stained Glass
Course Number and TitleVAFA148 Glassblowing II
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester4050
PrerequisitesVAFA147 (C or better)
Other Pertinent InformationLab attendance is assigned and is mandatory. Students need to purchase a blowpipe. There is a material supply cost for this course. Safe shop practices are emphasized.
Catalog Course DescriptionThis course advances the processes and concepts in the forming of molten glass through the use of various tools and equipment. Students in this class are expected to have basic knowledge of studio operation and glassblowing techniques.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Learning Goals
- demonstrate a mastery of the manipulation of hot glass employing technical skills acquired in the prerequisite course;
- utilize a team concept in the glassblowing process;
- demonstrate an understanding of specific interpretations in hot glass; and
- analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions.
- Core Learning Goals (if applicable)
This course is not included in the Core.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:
- safety discussions
- glassblowing methods for creating different shapes
- inverted cone
- glassblowing methods for creating different combination piece or stemware.
- color techniques
- color overlays, shards
- drawing with rods, threads, dots
- lip wraps and optic molds
- account of personal development, perceptions, and record of lab sessions
- demonstrate safe shop practices
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
- Course learning goals are assessed with group critiques of all assignments, based on the successful design, execution, and completion of specific projects, and on the appropriate use of tools and shop safety practices.
- At least two individual critiques with the instructor are held each semester, to assess projects using the above criteria and to review students’ overall progress.
- Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals (if applicable)
This course is not in the Core.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Slides, video, and digital technology are incorporated by instructor.
Teaching Methods EmployedSection VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 12/04; Revised6/09; Revised 4/2012