Art for Textiles: part 2

Ref: C2343074

This practical course explores ways of applying a range of techniques introduced in Part 1 (Creative Textile Art) to develop your creative ideas self expression and practice using print, dyes and stitched textile art. Work will be presented in sketchbooks for developing a portfolio.

Course aim

Tthe aim is to guide your self expression textile art, using drawing, print and stitch techniques to produce decorative textile work that is informed by self expression and stitch meditation techniques.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • Tutor guidance includes appropriate feedback on your achievements

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

  • Gain experience in a range of textile decoration techniques that explore your self expression to make textile art
  • Learn how to develop and apply your creative knowledge in a critical context.
  • Learn about the emergence and development of textiles in a cultural context
  • learn about group and interactive textiles in a community context.
  • learn how to explore textile art in a community context

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
  • you will have an opportunity to visit textile art exhibitions in the community

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • 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
  • you will make reflections and notes in a sketchbook and/or notebook for you future use

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • it may be beneficial to your progress to attend local exhibitions in the community and led by the tutor that occur during the course

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
  • it will be useful to your progression if you have attended Textile Art part 1 prior to this course

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • the work you produce during this course could be used to develop a textile art portfolio

Download full course information sheet

Art for Textiles: part 2

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 2019
  • 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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