VAFA149 Architectural Stained Glass Windows

Department of The Arts: Glassblowing and Stained Glass

I. Course Number and Title
VAFA149 Architectural Stained Glass Windows
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
The student will have access to open lab time outside of class to complete course requirements. Tool and safe shop practices are emphasized.
VI. Catalog Course Description
Students make architectural stained glass windows that are structurally sound and artistically designed. They apply the traditional techniques of cartooning, pattern making, color selection, cutting, glass decoration, and installation.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. recognize and apply the safety procedures necessary in making stained glass windows;
    2. design and execute an architectural stained glass window using traditional techniques; and
    3. analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    1. procedures necessary to cut architectural stained glass windows
      1. design cartooning
      2. pattern making
      3. cutting
      4. lead glazing
      5. installing
    2. dimensional colored glass objects
      1. copper foil fabrication
    3. students will demonstrate safe shop practices
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    1. Course learning goals are assessed with group critiques of all projects, based on the successful design, execution, and completion of assigned projects.
    2. At least two individual critiques with instructor are held each semester, to assess projects using the above criteria and to review students' overall progress.
    3. Quizzes on tools and processes and safety are given.
    4. Students demonstrate tool and shop safety practices.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Slides, video, and digital technology by instructor.

Review/Approval Date - 12/04; Revised 02/2011; Revised 4/2012; New Core 8/2015