Monday, June 23, 2014

Tech @ T.C

Tamaki College and Pt England School are very close friends. Because of this, our year 7 & 8’s take Technology Down at Tamaki College. Along side some of the other schools in our community who attend on different days than we do.   
    For all of you reading that don’t know what that is, it is when we walk down to Tamaki to take 3 different classes. Food Tech, Graphics and Hard Materials (personally I enjoy Food Tech the most). Half of our syndicate goes on Tuesdays and the others (like myself) go on Thursdays.

We recently changed classes and along with my friends we are in Hard materials with Mr Grundy. For this,we are working on making a stained glass image that is made out of straight lines and straight lines only.  

The design I am working on is a house. The tools we are using to create our stained glass of artwork is a glass cutter, a match and a ruler that is about the same size as the piece of clear glass we are given to practice on.

I am starting to actually cut straight lines. Very soon I am hoping to move on to the next step, which is being able to grind the glass so that it is not sharp for when we put this special copper foil on the edges of it. This will help up reassemble the pieces at the end.
I think Hard Materials is the hardest subject out of the three. Because of all the hard thinking you’ll have to do before doing anything else. Plus, for this particular experiment, your cuts have to be precise, or else you’ll have to everything AGAIN. But in the meantime, I will be looking forward to having a pretty stained glass house at the end of the term.


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