Mixed Media Textile Art 1

Ref: C2343658

This improvers’ course will give you opportunities to practise different techniques including Tyvek and Frottage and Mono -printing. Develop confidence in applying these to your textile work. You will learn how textile artists use these techniques in their work. You will learn how to evaluate your own and others work in order to improve. You will think about how to display and exhibit work utilising web applications and your local communities. You will find out about other social media opportunities in which you may consider participating.

Course aim

Create textured surfaces with drawing techniques and materials, including mark making for stitch. Develop your skills practicing different techniques and experimental samples. You will also learn about key textile artists and their work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for textile learners with some prior knowledge mixed media textile art and mark making for stitch

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

  • Research the work of some contemporary or past textile artists to inform and inspire my own artworks.
  • Practise new textile media techniques and apply to my work.
  • Plan a piece of textile art work using a range of techniques
  • Present and describe some or all of my artwork, listening to feedback and contributing to the feedback of others.
  • Research the local community of textile artists (including 62 Group) and web communities to understand opportunities for participation

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • Your tutor will provide written, text and audio feedback recorded in WEA Canvas, WEA’s digital learning platform.
  • You will be able to keep a digital portfolio of your work on WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas.
  • 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 be encouraged to keep an A3 sketchbook to hold the samples your produce and with reflective comments about your samples

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.).
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • A selection of papers and calico or sheeting, drawing materials, basic textile equipment and some household materials will be needed (a list will be issued by tutor)

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You will have access to course resources and links to wider learning through the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Consider virtual visit to galleries, art shops etc. as well as reading books or using the internet to begin to explore textile art and artists during the course. http://www.62group.org.uk/artist/Insert

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Mixed Media Textile Art 2 follows on from this course

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Mixed Media Textile Art 1

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • 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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