Undergraduate Course: The Whole Cloth (LLLA07107)
|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 ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED
Traditionally artist and painters used cloth as a surface or support for colour and pigment, but around 1912 cloth came from behind the picture plane and became the chosen medium for many painters and sculptors. A versatile and expressive medium it can be planar or pliable. This course will explore the creative potential of cloth and fabrics as an expressive medium. Students will have the opportunity to explore the creative potential of mixing a range of fabrics, materials and found objects with textile techniques. Students will be expected to research contemporary art using textiles and textile techniques and create body of personal research to support their creative development.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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 using sketchbook or visual journal which demonstrates an understanding and contextual awareness of the creative potential of cloth as a means of expression.
design and realise a range of experimental samples and more ambitious visual artworks using textiles, fabrics and complementary materials to explore and evolve distinct and personal outcomes
select, edit and present a coherent a range of samples and finished works which demonstrate a creative an informed use of fabrics and cloth and combining it with textiles techniques
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
Miller.L 2008. Cloth and Culture Now. University College for creative Arts. Farnum.
MacGregor. J 1999.Metamorphas, fiber art of Judith Scott. Creative Growth At Centre.
Oei, L., 2002, The Elements of Design, discovering colours, textures, form and shapes, London: Thames and Hudson
Telos. Textiles of the World
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||A developed understanding of a range of materials
Ability to use a range of textile techniques effectively
Developing research, design ideas and sketchbooks
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in developing a personal project.
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400