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Undergraduate Course: 21st Century Tapestry (intensive) (LLLA07126)

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 course, suitable for students with some weaving experience, 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 experiments using basic mark-making techniques and textural surface studies using a variety of weaving techniques and materials. Student will develop their own visual information from the mark-making and texture studies and incorporate these in tapestry samplers and woven studies. 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. On completion of this course through class hours, directed and independent study, students will be able to;

    RESEARCH
    explore the fundamentals of mark-making and surface studies to inform a new way of looking at tapestry
  2. PRACTICE
    experiment and combine strands of mark-making, surface texture and tapestry weaving, to cross-inform and invigorate practice
  3. PRESENT
    develop initial drawings, sketches and research into a range of samples and a resolved tapestry piece which consider contemporary art practices.
Reading List
Recommended

Books
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

Web Sources
www.factum-arte.com/eng/exhibits/penelopeslabour/default.asp
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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