Practical Art: Moving on from Introductory Textile Techniques

Ref: C2418827

Learners will produce a final piece of their own choosing. Additionally learners will work together to make a piece of textiles that combines all the techniques learned so far. The finished piece will be exhibited at the Outpost gallery for, 'London Creativity and Wellbeing Week'. Through this opportunity learners will gain a more professional approach to their work.

Course aim

Learners will have the opportunity to produce a mixed technique collaborative piece for an exhibition. Learners will also develop one of the techniques learned over the year, in order to produce a final outcome.

Who is the course for?

Ideally learners should have completed 'Starting Introductory Textile Techniques' and 'Improving Introductory Textile Techniques' or have sufficient skills to meet the learning outcomes appropriate to an Entry 3 Practical Art course.

What topics will this course cover

Learners will produce a collaborative piece of work for an exhibition on the theme of the portrait. This will be an opportunity for learners to work outside the workshop, engage in the community and gain a higher level of professionalism. Learners will gain a greater understanding of art and design through researching and studying portraits of different artists in different cultures. Learners will work at their own rate in a comfortable environment thereby promoting everyone's health and wellbeing.

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. Work collaboratively to produce a finished piece of work for exhibition. 2. Produce a finished piece developing one technique learned so far. 3. Work to professional standards.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Students will be given demonstrations before every 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 together. Students will learn from discussion, constant feedback and evaluation. Students will participate in a personal Learning Record recording and tracking their progress.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Nothing required.

Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

Students on this course can progress to the next level of course in September or on to the 'Textiles for the Outpost Shop' course. Details of further opportunities will be discussed in class.

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Practical Art: Moving on from Introductory Textile Techniques Course Outline


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