Glass Challenge

On the course students approach glass as an artist's/designer’s medium and investigate hands-on its material, conceptual and expressive possibilities. Depending on the yearly changing theme, the course highlights process, artistic sensibilities or social and environmental responsibility incorporating design, sculpture, architecture and/or craft. Students refine their ability to think and communicate through a multifaceted medium and seek a personal approach to the material and its aesthetics.

The task is to design and realise conceptual or utilitarian artefact(s) using glass as the core material. The assessment starts from doing background research, sketching and presenting the concept ideas and then proceeding to hands-on studio work and resulting in the making of the actual piece(s) in glass. The concept development, designing and evaluation are processed theoretically in project seminars.
University Teacher Anna van der Lei
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