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Undergraduate Course: 21st Century Tapestry; colour fusion (LLLA07108)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh College of Art CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryTHIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED

This course, starts with the basic assumption that tapestry can be used as a visually rich and dynamic medium as contemporary art practice in the 21st Century.
The course begins with a series of studies in paint and crayon analysing colour from observed source and exploring the building of coloured surface. Woven samples will explore tonal use of colour, colour relationship and proportion. Material selection for weft will contribute surface texture and intensity. This cross-fertilisation of ideas is intended to challenge preconceived notions of what tapestry is and produce valid, contemporary tapestry solutions.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Research
    Explore fundamentals of colour mixing and surface building and the various means by which this can be interpreted in tapestry

  2. Practice
    To explore optical effects, colour relationship, tone and proportion through considered and innovative use of materials and media

  3. Present
    To evolve individual colour palette demonstrating confidence in using colour within individual tapestry outcome
Reading List
Recommended
Soroka, J, 2011 Tapestry Weaving, Design and Technique, The Crowood Press Ltd. Wiltshire.
Beutlich, T., 1967, Technique of Woven Tapestry, London: Batsford
Phillips, B., 1994, Tapestry, London: Phaidon Press
Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Walker, S. ed.,2000, Modern Australian Tapestry, Victoria: Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Cavallo, A.S., 1998, The Unicorn Tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York : The Metropolitan Museum ; H.N. Abrams
Barbican Centre (London), 1985, Egyptian landscapes : weavings from the Ramses Wissa Wassef School, London: Ramses Wissa Wassef (UK) Exhibition Foundation
Campbell , T., 2010, Tapestry in the Baroque, Threads of Splendour, New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art
D┐Harcourt, R., 1962, Textiles of Ancient Peru and their Techniques, Washington DC: Washington University Press
Albers, A., 1974, On Weaving, London: Studio Vista
Catalogue, 1985, Egyptian Landscapes, 50 Years of Tapestry at Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, London: Ramses Wissa Wassef (UK) Exhibition Foundation
Weltge, S. W., 1993, Bauhaus textiles : women artists and the weaving workshop, London: Thames and Hudson
Kahlenberg, 1972, M. H., Berlant, A., The Navajo Blanket, Westport, CT: Praeger
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Understanding of materials and their behaviour
Design thinking
Creative thinking
Ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of contemporary tapestry within visual culture
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMr Robbie Bushe
Tel:
Email: r.bushe@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMs Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400
Email: s.landles@ed.ac.uk
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