Course Topic: Experimental Ceramics and Glass Fabrication - Traditional and Contemporary Mexican Techniques
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May 29th – June 16th, 2023 (3 weeks); optional extension for 2 additional weeks
A summer course for international students of Arts, Design or any related discipline. A comprehensive introduction to crafting, slip casting and blown glass mold making. The main approach is through Digital Fabrication, focused on the merge of traditional techniques and state of the art technology. No previous knowledge of 3D modelling is required, although a strong interest and some experience is an advantage.
The main goal of this course is to create and evaluate pieces digitally before manufacturing, as well as designing processes that are suited for small production craft workshops.
Topics of the course include:
- Ceramics, Blown Glass and Casting
- Molds basics, draft angles, parting lines, spruce
- Sand Casting molds
- Slip cast plaster molds
- Blown glass molds
- Experimental molds (digital design for handcrafted molds; CNC machined plaster molds; Wood, plaster/silica and other experimental molds for glass blowing)
- 3D printed molds / Bronze casting
- Visit to blown glass workshop and work with experimental molds
The IBERO Summer Experience
Live an innovative concept of academic and cultural immersion, with mixed groups of international and Mexican students. You will have lectures on your chosen topic in the mornings, and you will learn about the Mexican context in the afternoons. A great mixture of academic content, cultural activities and social interaction will make this summer program an unforgettable experience.
- Enhance your knowledge, guided by Mexican and international professors
- Make new friends and build your networks
- Revalidate academic credits for your home university
- Learn about the culture of the host country and of your fellow students
- Choose between a 3-week and a 5-week modality