Pattern Design for Art, Fashion and Textiles

Ref: C3528552

Each week different areas and themes of RAMM’s collection are explored using the public displays to collate pattern. We also use research contemporary artists through web-sites and social media. Peer learning is an exciting element to this course.

Course aim

Each week tutor Nicci Wonnacott will focus on an area of RAMM’s collection to widen understanding of pattern and design, participants will develop ideas build a portfolio of patterns and textiles designs.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a level 2 qualification in English to join this course

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of pattern and form
  • Consider pattern and it's social, economic, political, historical and contemporary language with regard to art and design
  • Have a sketchbook of copied and some original pattern designs taken from the collections or through research
  • Consider development by using other arts/crafts materieals in which your designs could be used
  • Be confident in sharing your ideas and thoughts in group discussions

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • Visual assesment

What else do I need to know?

  • Sketch book, camera

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Pattern Design for Art, Fashion and Textiles Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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