This three day online short course is an introduction to experimental research and sampling within a sketchbook. You will create a sketchbook which explores a variety of processes suitable for fashion or textile pathways, allowing you to develop your creative ideas and concepts in a practical way.
This course would be perfect for those who wish to develop research, drawing, sampling, presentation, concept development and creative skills. Whether for professional practise, to further your skills, or simply for enjoyment, this course would be suitable for those who want to develop their creative skills. The course is suitable for all levels, and you will be guided through demonstrations, 1:1’s with your tutor, and group discussions.
You will create experiments in textiles, drawing, painting, sewing, embellishment, collage, mixed media, and print, to create a body of work which responds to a theme. Backed up by some initial primary and secondary research, your sketchbook will be personal and explorative, giving you an insight into skills to develop your creative approach to textiles or fashion.
By the end of the course you will be able to
• Collect a body of primary and secondary research around a given theme
• Explore and combine a range of media and techniques
• Explore responses to your research through a variety of techniques including drawing
• Complete sampling through sewing and textile techniques to develop your ideas
• Develop a mini sketchbook around a theme and concept
Class format and activities
In order to progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment. Microsoft Teams will be used for 1:1 and group teaching, including mini lectures and demonstrations. Gain support and answers to questions via forums, one to one tutor and peer support. Work will be produced individually at home, however feedback will be available from your tutor and peers during course hours. Demos, discussions, 1:1 tutorials, and technique based tasks will take place between 10am- 12.30 pm. It is suggested you spend between 1.30pm-3pm on independent tasks set within the morning session. We will then regroup at 3pm for an hour of feedback and discussion. Total daily online teaching time is approx. 3.5 hours, with 2.5 hours allowed for independent study.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
Suitable for both beginners & those with some prior experience .The course is aimed at students wishing to create some sketchbook evidence for further study as well as those simply wishing to explore their creativity
Enrolment closes one week before the course commences.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What you will need
This course is held on-line. You will need a reliable internet connection and a computing device such as a laptop or tablet.
• PC or Laptop or Tablet - Android or IOS(Apple)With webcam & microphone.
• An up-to-date internet browser installed.
• A good broadband connection is also recommended. (Mobile data 3G/4G or a mobile dongle might not provide sufficient bandwidth).
What you will need for your class
• A selection of printed media for collage – eg magazines, newspapers, scans, print outs
• Drawing kit including drawing pencils eg 2B, glue stick, scissors, eraser, pencil sharpener, PVA glue
• Sketchbook - A4 or A3
• Paintbrushes – selection
• Acrylic paints
• Sewing kit including threads, scissors, pins, hand sewing needles
Embroidery hoop, thread and needles
• Sewing machine (optional)
• A variety of fabrics scraps
• 1m plain cotton/linen fabric
Any additional materials you may like to explore will be discussed in the first week