Advanced Contemporary Textiles for the Outpost Shop: Decorative Accessories
This course will explore a range of textile techniques to produce small textile products that meet the professional standards required by the Outpost shop. Students will work collaboratively and gain a greater awareness of the importance of colour and the design process.
The aim of this course is to further develop new skills in a range of techniques to produce decorative textile accessories. Students will learn more about colour and design and be expected to work professionally to meet the demands of the Outpost shop.
Who is the course for?
Learners should have completed 'Contemporary Textiles for the Outpost Shop: Machine and Hand Embroidery'. New learners should have sufficient skills to meet learning outcomes appropriate to a Level 2 course.
What topics will this course cover
This course will develop students knowledge of colour and the design process. Students will learn new textile techniques to produce small accessories for the Outpost shop. Students will be encouraged to work together on a single theme and develop the skills to analyse and evaluate emerging ideas. Students will have the opportunity to go to an exhibition and to showcase their own work in an exhibition at the end of term.
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
1. Produce designs from a theme. 2. Produce textile accessories to a professional standard. 3. Analyse and evaluate own and others work. 4. Prepare for and put up an exhibition.
How will I know I'm making progress?
Students will work be given demonstrations before every new activity. A question and answer session will accompany every demonstration. Students will learn from one to one tuition with the tutor, and from each other through working collaboratively to produce a supply of decorative accessories. Students will learn from discussion, constant feedback and evaluation. Students will participate in a personal Learning Record recording and tracking their progress twice a term.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
There will be and additional cost for the travel and entrance to an exhibition, otherwise no other costs.
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What could the course lead to?
You should gain the confidence to work within the industry or as a self employed artist to supply for retail outlets. The work produced would add to work produced previously and help to build a portfolio to apply for other courses either with the WEA or with another provider. Details of progression and further opportunities will be discussed in class.