How will I be taught?
City and Guilds courses provide an opportunity for you to learn and develop, design, skills, techniques and to acquire an understanding of a specific craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, instructions, one to one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques to explain the work to you. City and Guilds provide its students with simple tracking sheets to review units to be completed.
At the end of the course you will be expected to complete all the aims of the learning plans:
Successfully demonstrate Design/ Techniques/Skills relevant to the subject,
Show application of Design/ Techniques/Skills,
Use the work of others to inspire your own work,
and demonstrate an understanding of Health and Safety relevant to the subject
You will need to look at the work of other craftspeople 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?
As the course progresses you will need to acquire certain materials. These will be discussed in class and will be decided by your interpretation of the brief but will include the following:
Basic art materials such as a sketch book,
Folders for presentation of samples as well as a range of pens and pencils,
Fabric for samples,
and small amounts of specialist materials such as water soluble fabric.
As with all our course please do not buy anything until you are sure the course is running. The tutor will advise on all purchases and products at the first session but please bring a pencil and notebook as well as a basic sewing kit to the first session and your sewing machine of you have one.
What can I do next?
Further City and Guilds or Textile courses with us or one of our many shorter Craft courses.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome on the course who has an interest in working in fabric and enjoys being creative, you can be a complete beginner or have some experience of working in fabric.
All our Art courses are practical and require a degree of manual dexterity. If you need to bring a carer with you, or be accompanied by another person, please ask to speak with someone at one of the centres before you enrol.
Please contact one of the Craft Team who will be able to make sure this is the right course for you.