Short Term Design Courses – DCSMAT Institutions

Short Term Design Courses

Foster Creativity and Innovation in You

A unique programme to make your future ready

DCSMAT Institutions have created exclusive design and innovation labs in their campus in Vagamon to include design laboratories in the fields of weaving, pottery, etching, painting, carpentry, sculpture and brick and ceramic kiln. We also have experienced trainers and teachers in the fields mentioned.
As such DCSMAT intends to offer short term courses in these design labs to our students of all streams as well as to external students and professionals, depending on spare capacity available.

Ceramic & Glass Design

The creation of ceramic and glass objects of utilitarian and aesthetic value is one of the oldest activities of human beings. Ceramic and Glass Design take inspiration from art and craft traditions, as well as modern techniques of mass production.
This field offers one a chance to exercise and express one’s creativity in the domain of art and creativity, as well as produce utilitarian craft pieces in various fields such as in architecture, home products, home décor etc.

Textile Design & Handloom Process

One can say that creation of textiles is one of man’s earliest endeavours. Textiles have a huge range of function as well as application in the modern world.
The content of the course will be a combination with theoretical knowledge and practical application. The programme will commence with the fundamentals of textile design. The students will be given a practical exposure to designing textiles and to create that design by actually using the looms.

Etching

Etching is an intaglio method of printmaking. An acid resistant grout is applied to the surface of a plate which is then drawn into, revealing the metal.
Students will be taught about metal, line, tone, aquatint, toxic and nontoxic etchants as well as etching printing processes, including traditional and contemporary methods. The course will include creating prints with beautiful crisp line work and ranging tones, from beginning to end. Rather than using traditional acids to etch plates, we use non-toxic materials: ferric chloride for copper and salt etch for aluminum and zinc.

Pottery

The lab attempts to instill new skills and creativity amongst the students and also help them to enjoy the experience of working in clay with bare hands. Many pottery enthusiasts find the experience soothing. Pottery increases optimistic outlook and also provides an outlet for grief or anxiety.
Major part of the class is dedicated to learning the centering of the clay. Once centering is understood, one can start with throwing and hand building. Whilst throwing one can learn two or three techniques of shaping and building the product. The course also gives a one a sneak peek into hand molding and crafting of clay which one can use as a value addition for your product or to make it more interesting.

Carpentry

Carpentry lab will enable the students to learn the fundamentals of joinery and also explore their aptitude in sculpting in wood. The lab is fully equipped with all the required state of the art tools. The lab provides avenues for creative exploration and aids in designing furniture and wooden artefacts. Students will be guided through the processes by a master carpenter. The course will also include exposure to furniture design.

Sculpture

It is an artistic form in which hard or plastic materials are worked into three-dimensional art objects. The creation of sculpture goes through three basic processes: carving, modeling, or assembly.
Participants will be made aware of various different materials that can be used for sculpting, which include Varieties of materials like wax, clay, POP, fibre etc are used in making sculptures. It is worth a privilege to experience such vibrant materials with your bare hands.

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