How will I be taught?
Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. Students will also be expected to research and respond to the design aspects of craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques. Students will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/ notebook to record goals/ ideas, processes and progress. Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need sewing tools and equipment and whilst sewing machines are available, you may prefer to use your own (subject to safety check). You will also need a folder for notes and handouts, a 1m length of fabric for sample making (lining, interlining and headings can be purchased from the tutor), fabric threads and specialist tools as required. The cost of materials for projects also needs to be considered; some of which you may be able to purchase from the tutor.
What can I do next?
Courses are designed to progress students to higher levels of the craft and also to support application to Access to Art and Degree Foundation courses or relevant Craft, Art and Design Degree courses.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome to join this course. No previous knowledge or experience is required.
It is important to note that craft courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity.