Become part of the creative action and develop your textile portfolio and sustainability knowledge on this summer course, perfect for the next generation of designers.
The course provides you with knowledge about sustainable textile design and the skills to work creatively with natural materials.
You will build portfolio-standard work that’ll support a college or university application or to gain work experience.
During this course you will:
- be introduced to ethical design
- follow tutor demonstrations
- learn about various textile techniques and surface decoration
- explore mark making
- dye fabrics and other surfaces with natural materials
- create impact through your work.
You’ll be introduced to techniques through group demonstrations, samples, paper-based instructions, feedback and tutorials.
What will you gain?
By the end of this course you’ll understand the importance of ethical approach to textiles.
You’ll have a portfolio of new drawings and designs, plus examples of textiles.
You’ll have real hand-on experience of what it is like to be a textiles student at university, and an understanding of what admissions tutors are looking for.
Entry requirement: You should have relevant professional experience and/or an undergraduate qualification in a related subject.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.
You will have access to an excellent range of facilities and equipment in the fashion studios, with industry-standard fashion tables, professional mannequins, and space to work on your sustainble designs and fabric manipulation.
You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.
Tutor profile: Theodora Prassa is a multidisciplinary textile and visual artist who has exhibited internationally.
She completed her MA in fashion and textile design at Nottingham Trent University, where she embraced both fine art practices and textile design and making.
Click through above to book your place online.
Need accommodation for the summer?
You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Information on booking accommodation can be provided once your booking is confirmed.
Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award?
This course can count as your Gold DofE Residential.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
One week of quality tuition with experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Maximum class size: 12
This craft course provider has been awarded Silver status for receiving 5 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.
They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.