Textile Techniques for Fashion and Costume
Course Code: VE1EC50
Short Course //Textile Techniques for Fashion and Costume
Dates and Times // Tuesday 24 September-17 December (no class on 22nd October) // 10-12pm // Fashion Studios // Basement // Palatine Building
This course is very hands on and you will be able to explore many textile techniques in our industry-standard fashion studios. There will be the opportunity to engage with innovative processes that are the foundation of creative fashion and garment production. You will work in sketchbook format and create an exciting portfolio of research, technical samples and outcomes. To get the most out of the course, you will need an interest in fashion and costume making and there is an expectation that you will be able to do some of the work in your own time.
No prior qualifications are necessary for this short course, however to get the most out of it you should have an interest in textiles and a desire to learn.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Each of the sessions will begin with a tutor demonstration of specialist techniques and you will progress through a series of practical tasks. An indicative schedule for the short course is as below.
Weeks 1/3 - An Introduction to the Sketchbook - Fabric Colour Methodology
Week 4/6 - Drawing for Textile Design - Fabric Surface Pattern and Print
Week 7/9 - Fashion Illustration Techniques - Fabric Manipulation Techniques
Week 10/12 - Design Methodology - Fabric Surface Embellishment
You will create a range of samples in a sketchbook format and be encouraged to undertake research into designers and artists in order to contextualise your learning.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
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