The Large Glas department focuses on the implications of glass in fine arts. We have a holistic educational approach, focusing on the individual as a whole while trying to avoid the pitfalls of exclusive and limited (teaching) practices.
The Large Glass department encourages students to be explorative and innovative, and to challenge the material by moving beyond the boundaries of this specific field. Besides sculpture and painting, (combinations with) performance, video and installation are frequent forms of expression.
The students work independently on individual projects. They are accompanied by their regular teachers and occasional guest lecturers or workshops. Students have classes in 'Reading and Writing', philosophy, drawing, spatial thinking, art practice and the techniques of glassmaking. Technique is a tool, not a goal. Yet, various skills are taught throughout the programme, supporting the students to specialise in one or more techniques or media, if desired.
Students learn how to analytically and critically converse with their lecturers and fellow students. A high degree of responsibility and autonomy is required to jointly maintain the studio, improve technical skills, and at the same time meet the challenge of developing ideas and concepts.