Course: Basic Designing of Glass and Jewelery

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Course title Basic Designing of Glass and Jewelery
Course code KDE/ZANS
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Válková Střílková Jana, Mgr.
  • Řezáč Václav, MgA.
  • Kindl Steffanová Marcela, MgA.
  • Plíva Oldřich, ak. soch.
Course content
Exercises: 1. Introduction to given topics for glass and jewelry, discussion of materials and their use for glass and jewelry. 2. Exercise in material (glass - painting, engraving, grinding, sanding, cutting; jewellery - drilling, bending, beating, soldering). 3. Principles of designing and designing for a given technology. 4. Composition studies of sketches, designs and models in several variants. 5. Scale and proportion studies in design and model processing. 6.-7. Material tests in glass, metal and selected materials. 8.-9. Selection of materials for glass making and technological tests, choice of shapes and jewellery components and evaluation of technological processes. 10.-12. Realization in school workshops or in specialized operations. 13. Finalization of jewellery and glass object. 14. Submission of work on semester classification before the committee.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Working activities (workshops), Group consultation, Individual consultation, Seminár, Students' portfolio
  • Class attendance - 112 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 60 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 8 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Designing jewellery and glass - art acquaintance with glass, its morphology and color, techniques of shaping. The purpose of the course for jewellery is to familiarize with metals and materials used for jewelry creation. Designing and developing them is based on the basic principles of sorting and folding individual shapes and different types of materials. Composition of traditional and unconventional materials for jewelry design, variability of sorting elements. This course is taught in the form of studio teaching.
Within this subject student gains practical experience from his field of study.
Professional knowledge acquired in previous studies. The condition is a fulfilled subject Basics of textile and clothing design (KDE/ZAN1).

Assessment methods and criteria
Presentation of artistic and creative activities

Credit: active participation in seminars, presentation of semester assignments. Examination: submission and defense of semester work in front of the committee at the final semester exhibition.
Recommended literature
  • BACHTÍK, S., POSPÍCHAL, V. Zušlechťování skla, Státní nakladatelství technické literatury, n. p.1964..
  • KŘÍŽOVÁ, A. Šperk od antiky po současnost, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 1995, 232 s., ISBN 978-80-7422-311-2..
  • POSPÍCHAL, V. Výrobní praxe ve sklárně, Státní nakladatelství technické literatury, 1966, ISBN 04-810-66..

Study plans that include the course
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