Course Classes Venue:
The Minerva Centre
17 Hallstile Bank
Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Cost per student/per day is £35.00 (most art and craft materials are supplied by Minerva).
The aim of this basic textile course is to give the students a grounding in Printing, painting and dyeing fabrics. This is a unique skill that takes time and patience, which this ten-week course hopes to provide.
The course will focus on how to design and draw imagery suitable for clothing, as well as how to copyright unique designs. Students will be taught the relevant skills to create repeat designs for screen-printing that can be used for bags, scarfs, T-shirts, jumpers and various other items of clothing.
From the beginning, students will have workshops tailored to their interests and working skill levels to build on what they know. This allows students to gain confidence while learning new techniques that will enable them to choose their next area of interest that they wish to explore in depth.
The aim of this project is to teach basic practical textile skills. Practical textile techniques learned will cumulate in a small varied portfolio of functional and decorative items. These will include clothes, upholstery, bags, toys and wall hangings. Knowledge gained during the project will be taken away in a provided sketchbook.
Week 1Making An Apron
Week 2Designing T-Shirts
Week 3Tie Dying A T-Shirt
Week 4Finishing Tie Dye T-Shirt
Week 5Silk Scarves
Week 6Silk Painted Jewellery
Week 7Wall Hanging
Week 8Hat Making
Week 9Making Screen Prints
Week 10Wrapping Up