This course is delivered online.
This course is designed to be an introduction to screen, stencil and block printing techniques, exploring traditional methods of applying pattern onto fabric and paper. Students will investigate a range of materials and pattern-making techniques applied to a variety of textiles and make their own stencils and screens. The course will be delivered through a range of weekly tutored workshop-style sessions, including tutor demonstrations and samples at each stage. You will be looking at the work of contemporary and historical artists and craftspeople and you will keep a sketchbook or notebook to record ideas, processes and progress. The course will be informative, experimental and fun.
By the end of the course, students will:
- have a basic understanding of a variety of textile and paper printing techniques
- know the appropriate techniques to use with different fabrics and paper
- experiment with print and pattern to produce their own artwork
- be familiar with the work of contemporary and traditional textile and print artists
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Sian Lewis
Siân Lewis is a designer and textile artist. She studied fashion at the Royal College of Art and Ravensbourne College of Art and Design and has10 years experience of designing and making competition dancewear including for Strictly Come Dancing. She has worked on costumes for TV, stage and film and has been teaching textiles and art since 2008. Sian is currently developing her own range of textile prints and accessories.
How will I be taught?
Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.
What do I need to have with me?
You will need a pencil and a sketchbook. A digital camera would be useful to record progress, if you have one already. You will need to provide your own materials for the course but please do not purchase anything until you have spoken to the tutor during the first session.
This course will be delivered online.
You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone.
Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website www.kentadulteducation.co.uk.
What can I do next?
Further textiles/printing courses with KAE.
What do I need to join the course
The class is suitable for beginners, from those who are completely new to the subject, to those with a little experience who want to increase their range of techniques and skills. The main focus will be on introducing a variety of techniques at beginner level. It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.
Joining your course
Real time Online
Instructions will be sent to you by your tutor
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code CAN/87505/J/NC.