Please note: Due to the immense popularity of the Large Glass department, and on the other hand the limited space and hours for guidance in the workshop, we are forced to install a maximum number for student admissions. Per year, the Large Glass department cannot accept more than 6 students on average. In case more students want to join the department, a small commission of tutors and students of the department will make a selection based on interviews and portfolio viewings.
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, delimited (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 an alternating group of guest lecturers. Students have classes in 'Reading and Writing', philosophy, drawing, spatial thinking and the techniques of glassmaking.
The Large Glass encourages students to be explorative and innovative, and to challenge the material by moving beyond the boundaries of this specific field. Besides sculpture and drawing,(combinations with) performance, video and installation work are frequent forms of expression. Technique is a tool, not a goal. Yet, basic 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.