Undergraduate Course: Stitched Textiles 2 (LLLA07042)
|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 focus on the creative potential of fabric manipulation. Experimenting with a range of traditional and contemporary techniques such as gathering, pleating, tucking, slashing, ripping and piercing to explore the versatility of fabric as a creative medium. Students will be encouraged to investigate the structure of fabrics through deconstruction and re construction. A range of samples will be worked before developing a personal project reflecting their own interests.
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 the creative potential of textiles and stitch
realise the creative potential of textiles and stitch 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
Oei, L. and De Kegel, C., 2002, The elements of design: rediscovering colors, textures, forms, and shapes Elements of Design., London: Thames and Hudson.
Monem, N., ed., 2008, Contemporary Textiles - fabric of fine art, London: Black Dog Publishing.
Various, Art Textiles of the World series, Telos Books.
Miller, L., ed., Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 2007, Cloth and Culture Now, Canterbury : University College for the Creative Arts
Surrey Institute of Art & Design, 2001, Textural Space, Surrey: Surrey Institute of Art and Design University College.
Textile Forum(periodical), Hanover : Textil-Forum-Service
Embroidery(periodical), East Molesey : Embroiderers' Guild
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Making effective use of hand and machine stitch as a creative medium
an understanding of textile construction
knowledge and understanding of composition, design and sketch book development
ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of stitched textiles within visual culture
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400