Textile Art for 16 to 18 Year Olds

Do you want to gain new skills for producing exciting textile art? On this course you will explore different textile methods with an emphasis on utilising textiles for art or adornment. You'll visit an exhibition to gain an insight into textile art forms and processes and make technical notes and sketches to draw inspiration from...

Taught by: Berni Yates, Clare Sams.

Description

Do you want to gain new skills for producing exciting textile art? On this course you will explore different textile methods with an emphasis on utilising textiles for art or adornment. You'll visit an exhibition to gain an insight into textile art forms and processes and make technical notes and sketches to draw inspiration from.

Who should take this course?

It is ideal for those who have studied Art and Design, and are looking to develop their work using textiles

Topics covered

Each day will focus on a different technique, including hand weave, knit and embroidery.

Following practical demonstrations, you will design and make finished pieces in each textile method.

Your work can take the form of sculptures, wall hangings or jewellery.

The outcome of the course will be a vibrant array of design work and textile samples.

You will also learn how to work with yarn in new and exciting ways.

Level: Beginners

Entry requirements: None




Tutor information

Berni Yates is a knitwear consultant for the fashion industry as well as a regular Associate Lecturer on the BA Textiles course at Central Saint Martins. She also directs and produces fashion shows for various companies, colleges and museums such as the V&A, Crafts Council and Greenwich Maritime Museum.

Textile artist Clare Sams produces hand and machine knitted narratives. She works as an artist educator teaching textile techniques, and is a stitch technician at Central saint Martins.  www.claresams.co.uk

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • A4 sketchbook
  • Drawing materials including coloured pastels or pencils

Please allow £10 for entry into a museum or gallery

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
10/07/2017 - 14/07/2017Monday to Friday10:00 - 16:001 Week£545Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket