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Art and Design – Creative Art Textiles

Course Code: CAT1
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Award
  • Duration: Ten weeks
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Short course
  • Time of day: Evening
  • When you'll study: Tuesdays, 5.30pm - 8.30pm

What's it all about?

This is an expansive textiles course giving a broad introduction to the full range of materials and processes possible with creative art textiles.

You will experiment with creating colour and texture, fabric structures, manipulation and embellishment, blending practical skills with your own creativity. This course brings together the academic and the creative – craft underpinned with a dash of science and seasoned with artistic context.

With an emphasis on creative reuse and sustainability, you will learn how to transform the humblest of materials into objects of beauty and utility. The course will give a broad introduction to the range of possibilities with creative textiles and so is valuable to anyone interested in fashion, fabric design, interior decoration, or costuming as well as covering issues of recycling and creative reuse of material culture.

You will be taught by an award-winning textile artist, with work in international museums, who is both a skilled practitioner in a variety of techniques and a supportive and knowledgeable lecturer.

Course information

While no previous experience or qualifications in art and design are required for entry, you will benefit if you are progressing following successful completion of one or more of the following courses:

  • Art and Design Level 2 Diploma
  • all creative arts courses – design and media, fashion/textiles or art therapy.

This course is also of benefit to those interested in using art for personal growth and wellbeing, or those who are interested in following an art as therapy career.

Assessment is by portfolio of the experiments you make during the course, a final piece of textile art, and short reflective evaluation.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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What you could earn:

Production Managers and Directors in Manufacturing


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