Undergraduate Course: Material space , Fibre structures (LLLA07008)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
This course will explore the creative potential of fibre and textile techniques to create and construct three-dimensional sculptural forms. Students will explore natural and man-made structures for inspiration, as well as considering a range of artists and designers who work in this way.
Working with a range of material from traditional domestic fabrics to plastics, papers and industrials materials, the course will encourage students to experiment and combine techniques to build, coil, mould, bind and construct to make a series of developed 3D works which reveal a personal visual language.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course, through attending classes and engaging in directed and independent study, students should be able to:
Develop a personal language through research, building a sketchbook or visual journal which demonstrates an understanding and contextual awareness of visual research
Realise the sculptural potential of a range of unconventional and traditional textiles and fibres, through samples and experimentation, evolving an ambitious personal creative outcome.
Select, edit and present a coherent a range of samples and finished works which demonstrate a creative an informed use of stitch and textiles techniques
|Recommended Scott, J., 2003, Textile Perspectives in Mixed-Media, Marlborough: Crowood Publishing|
Harris, J., 1999, Art Textiles of the World, Brighton: Telos Art Publishing
Miller, L., 2001, Textural Space; Contemporary Japanese Textile Art, Epsom: Surrey Institute of Art and Design
Oei, L., 2002, The Elements of Design, discovering colours, textures, form and shapes, London: Thames and Hudson
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||A developed understanding of a range of sculptural materials
Ability to use a range of textile construction techniques effectively
Skills in developing composition, design and sketchbook
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of analogue photography within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400