VAFA249 Stained Glass II

Department of The Arts: Glassblowing and Stained Glass

I. Course Number and Title
VAFA249 Stained Glass II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
VAFA149 (C or better)
V. Other Pertinent Information
Assumes student has addressed fundamental, mechanical, and aesthetic issues of stained glass in the architectural context. Tool and safe shop practices are emphasized.
VI. Catalog Course Description
Students further develop their skills in making architectural stained glass windows and create more complex designs. Students employ traditional methods and are introduced to the additional techniques of plating, painting, gold staining, etching, and slumping.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. 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 both traditional methods and more advanced techniques; and
      3. analyze projects through critiques, oral presentations, and discussions.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. students prepare their own designs for stained glass windows
    2. students evaluate their concepts from an aesthetic perspective and from a functional perspective
    3. students refine their designs as necessary
    4. students select and apply both traditional and more advanced methods in the creation of their architectural stained glass
    5. Students will demonstrate safe shop practices
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
      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 student’s overall progress.
      3. Quizzes on tools and processes and safety are given.
      4. Students demonstrate tool and shop safety practices.

    2. Core (if applicable)
    3. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    Students have the opportunity to investigate existing installations, use library resources, and attend demonstrations of various techniques. See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 12/04; Revised 02/02/2011; Revised 4/2012