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).
Choose your silk and dyes, experiment with colour, plan your designs, and silk paint your chosen design.
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 students basic practical textile skills. The constructed textile techniques they will learn will cumulate in a small varied portfolio of functional and decorative items. These will include clothes, upholstery, bags, toys and wall hangings. Students will take the knowledge they have learned during the project away in their sketchbooks.
Week 1Pin Cushion
Week 2Wet Felting
Week 3Cross Stitch Cards
Week 4Doll Making
Week 5Smoking Press Or Top
Week 6Latch Hook Cushion
Week 7Rug Making (Using Pompoms)
Week 8Finish Mats
Week 9Crocheting Bags
Week 10Sample Stitch Book