Creative Textiles

Ref: C3673551

This creative course aims to explore textiles as an art form, focusing specifically on the way textiles can communicate narratives and tell stories. Taking an experimental approach to textiles, learners will gain a grounding in a range of textile techniques. They will have the chance to experiment with a variety of processes whilst working with both traditional and alternative materials.

Course aim

The course aims to explore textiles as an art form, using a range of textile techniques to examine the way textiles can communicate narratives and tell stories.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Use handstitch techniques to communicate a narrative.
  • Demonstrate a form of quilting.
  • Use traditional mending techniques.
  • Combine learnt techniques to create an independent, creative sample.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of narratives within contemporary textiles or fashion.

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

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 be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • Storage space is available for work at The Artworks, but some students prefer to have their own box or file to hold their samples.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Creative Textiles

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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