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Essential Objectives

Course Syllabus

Revision Date: 09-May-23

Summer 2023 | ART-2320-VN01 - Stained Glass I

In Person Class

Standard courses meet in person at CCV centers, typically once each week for the duration of the semester.

Location: Newport
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Day/Times: Saturday & Sunday, 09:00A - 05:30P
Semester Dates: 06-10-2023 to 07-23-2023
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-18-2023 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-05-2023 - Refund Policy
Open Seats/Section Limit: 2/14 (as of 05-29-23 7:15 AM)
Materials/Lab Fees: $50.00
Comments: Meets on Saturday/Sunday at CCV Newport from 9AM-5:30PM on 6/10, 6/11, 7/1, 7/2, 7/22, and 7/23.


Gretchen DeHart
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Hiring Coordinator for this course: Cindy Swanson

General Education Requirements

This section meets the following VSC General Education Requirement(s) for Catalog Year 21-22 and later:
Arts & Aesthetics
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program catalog year page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description

Students explore principles and practical applications of the skills needed to properly handle stained glass. The course will concentrate on the basics of the craft and color interaction. Students will learn the copper foil technique and will be introduced to the lead came technique.

Essential Objectives

1. Define and use appropriate terminology for stained glass tools, materials, and processes.
2. Research, describe, and critique the works of acknowledged stained glass artists, both traditional and contemporary, and debate their aesthetic qualities.
3. List and recognize various types of glass currently manufactured and explain appropriate techniques for handling each, including the use of recycled glass.
4. Explore and demonstrate foiling techniques, soldering techniques, chemical coloring, and the antiquing of stained glass.
5. Apply principles of design and composition including the use of color, line and form, and demonstrate the safe use of various tools and good studio practice in the creation of several stained glass pieces.
6. Examine, discuss and critique art work, including some reference to the art historical, social, and cultural context.
7. Design and complete individual projects.
8. Create a portfolio of stained glass.
9. Display finished works in a professional manner.

Required Technology

More information on general computer and internet recommendations is available on the CCV IT Support page. https://support.ccv.edu/general/computer-recommendations/

Please see CCV's Digital Equity Statement (pg. 45) to learn more about CCV's commitment to supporting all students access the technology they need to successfully finish their courses.

Required Textbooks and Resources

*** This is a low cost ($50 or less) textbook or resource class ***

This course only uses free Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library materials. For details, see the Canvas Site for this class.

Evaluation Criteria

In this class you will be assessed in seven different ways:

15% = participation
15% = Window #1
20% = Window #2: no larger than 10"X10"
20% = Window #3: final project, any size
15% = 2-5 page paper on stained glass artist (past or present)
5% = presentation on artist
10% = 2 review of peers’ piece

Grading Criteria

CCV Letter Grades as outlined in the Evaluation System Policy are assigned according to the following chart:

A Less than 9893
A-Less than 9390
B+Less than 9088
B Less than 8883
B-Less than 8380
C+Less than 8078
C Less than 7873
C-Less than 7370
D+Less than 7068
D Less than 6863
D-Less than 6360
FLess than 60 
NPLess than 600

Weekly Schedule

Week/ModuleTopic  Readings  Assignments


Weekend #1

Welcome & Introductions
Syllabus review
Canvas course space orientation
Template creation for window #1
Basics of glass cutting
Practice cutting
Cutting glass for first window
Grinding pieces for first window
Picking designs for second window
Leading first window
Soldering first window
Creating template for second window
Cutting glass for second window


See videos, links and/or discussion forum in Canvas


Choosing glass artist who will be basis for paper and presentation



Weekend #2

Cementing first window
Grinding second window
Wrapping second window
Soldering second window
Starting third project


See videos, links and/or discussion forum in Canvas


Posting presentation on artist by end of Sunday



Weekend #3

Soldering 3rd project
Additional projects
Peer reviews


See videos, links and/or discussion forum in Canvas


Having commented on peers' presentations
Coming with artist statement for the showcase
Turning in paper by end of Saturday
Turn in peer reviews by end of Sunday
Completing course evaluation


Attendance Policy

Regular attendance and participation in classes are essential for success in and are completion requirements for courses at CCV. A student's failure to meet attendance requirements as specified in course descriptions will normally result in a non-satisfactory grade.

  • In general, missing more than 20% of a course due to absences, lateness or early departures may jeopardize a student's ability to earn a satisfactory final grade.
  • Attending an on-ground or synchronous course means a student appeared in the live classroom for at least a meaningful portion of a given class meeting. Attending an online course means a student posted a discussion forum response, completed a quiz or attempted some other academically required activity. Simply viewing a course item or module does not count as attendance.
  • Meeting the minimum attendance requirement for a course does not mean a student has satisfied the academic requirements for participation, which require students to go above and beyond simply attending a portion of the class. Faculty members will individually determine what constitutes participation in each course they teach and explain in their course descriptions how participation factors into a student's final grade.

Participation Expectations

Full participation requires active and thoughtful engagement in class each week. The following habits and skills are important. You'll have the opportunity to self-assess and receive instructor feedback on each of these areas at the mid-point and the end of the semester.

  • Attend class regularly, on-time and for the full session
  • Come prepared
  • Listen to others attentively and with an open mind
  • Positively contribute to the building of classroom culture
  • Ask questions and seek help when you need it
  • Challenge yourself to do your best work

Missing & Late Work Policy

  • Assignments are due by the deadline noted on the syllabus, even when you need to be absent. Your work can be emailed or dropped off at the front desk.
  • Late assignments can be submitted up to one week past the deadline. You will lose 3% each day that an assignment is late. After a week, it will no longer be accepted for credit.
  • Plan to complete homework for the next class meeting on time. Being absent is not an excuse for not completing any homework assigned that day.
  • In the case of an extenuating circumstance, please communicate as early as you can with your instructor about the need to miss class and/or assignments.

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities:

CCV strives to mitigate barriers to course access for students with documented disabilities. To request accommodations, please
  1. Provide disability documentation to the Accessibility Coordinator at your academic center. https://ccv.edu/discover-resources/students-with-disabilities/
  2. Request an appointment to meet with accessibility coordinator to discuss your request and create an accommodation plan.
  3. Once created, students will share the accommodation plan with faculty. Please note, faculty cannot make disability accommodations outside of this process.

Academic Integrity

CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.