Fabric Decoration

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 93 Conc £30 Full £175 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 18:30 - 21:00 5 MAC 26/02/2020 25/03/2020 CS2902

What will the course cover?

Each week you will learn simple surface decoration techniques using paint, pens, crayons and ink. You will explore how to create texture and designs onto various fabrics such as canvas bags, T shirts, white plimsolls, scarves, pillowcases, sheets or tablecloths.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those who are interested in re-purposing items from home or charity shops that normally would be thrown away or who want to design and create their own bespoke designs.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No experience necessary. You can start from scratch or increase and develop your knowledge and skills.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Repurpose and or decorate a series items made of various fabrics. Experiment with applying dye or paint to many materials . Paint directly onto fabric. Design and cut simple stencils and use these stencils in various ways to enhance designs. Explore designing various surface textures using various mediums such as paint, pens, crayons and ink. Express yourself and find your own style.

How is the course organised?

Practical sessions. Students will be invited to investigate the subject through exercises given in each lesson to explore the discipline in a number of ways. Discussion and group discussion of outcome and achievements.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Gallery and museum visits are recommended as are looking at art books in libraries and visiting websites. Drawing practise is advised.

How will my progress be assessed?

One to one verbal feedback, group discussion and evaluation, written progress and assessment will be recorded on your Individual Learning Plan and in your Learning Journal. Also discussion of each project and its relevance. At the end of the course we will evaluate each learner’s work as a whole and discuss individual development.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Consider another course to develop other aspects of drawing and painting and crafts. You could use the work created to help compile a portfolio to help with an application to FE or HE.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Bring your own artefacts. Sheets and pillow cases, white or cream bags for life, old white or cream T-shirts, white plimsolls, white plain scarves and table cloths. A comprehensive materials list will be supplied by Tutor and you will need to buy textile paint,textile pens and crayons.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.