How will I be taught?
Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and craftspeople and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress. You will undertake critical evaluation and be motivated to develop creative skills and enhance personal skills.
The tutor will give you 1:1 feedback on your individual project.
What do I need to bring with me?
A folder or document wallet is useful to keep handouts. You may want to bring some paper to take notes during demonstrations. For the first class please bring a piece of fabric to make a make a peg bag – size: 80cm x 50cm. This could be cut from an old sheet or cotton garment. You do not need to bring any special equipment to the first class. For subsequent classes you will be asked to bring a basic sewing kit. You will need to provide your own fabric and thread to make the garment, however, we advise you to complete the first week before purchasing any patterns or fabric.
Sewing Machines: Sewing machines are provided. If you wish to use your own sewing machine in the class, please bring a copy of the manual and ensure it has been recently serviced. The college will also ask you to arrange for them to PAT test your machine.
What can I do next?
More advanced clothesmaking courses.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome to join this course. No previous experience is needed.
This class is ideal for absolute beginners or those who need some extra confidence to restart using the sewing machine, as well as those who have completed term 1 and or term 2 of the Beginners course.