When: Semester Two (start late-January 2020), Tuesdays 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Course Fee: €240
Tutor: Luke Sisk
This course offers the student the opportunity to realise his/her ideas through the medium of clay. The student engages in the process of creative idea development and the production of selected pieces using handbuilding techniques. Students set their own project and develop their ideas using both their visual notebooks and practical handbuilding skills. Students are encouraged to engage with more self-generated projects that reflect their individual interests. The course explores the application of basic decoration using slips, underglazes and glazing. There will be a number of group analysis and discussion sessions to review progress throughout the year. The course explores the appropriate criteria and visual grammar for reading and interpreting ceramic artefacts and students are encouraged to apply these to their own work also.
These part-time, evening courses provide students with an opportunity to experience the potential of visual arts practice, through sustained engagement with materials, techniques, processes, research and art contexts. Each course is an accredited module (5 credits) on the National Framework of Qualifications, where 60 credits equate to the workload of a full-time academic year on a degree programme. It may be possible, therefore, to use these credits as part of one of our full-time programmes in the Department of Fine Art and Applied Art. Students interested in pursuing this option should contact email@example.com and bear in mind that they would need to submit work for assessment at the end of the module.