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A-Level Art and Design - Textiles at Winstanley College

Course description

If you love stitching, burning, gluing, cutting, slicing, shredding, knotting, folding and pleating then Textiles is the course for you. It is an exciting and varied course where you are encouraged to explore your creativity through a wide range of different textile processes and techniques.

You begin the year working together on an exciting induction project where you are challenged to produce an entire dress made only from paper! You will then take part in a series of workshops where you are encouraged to be adventurous and innovative whilst working with materials and processes which include printmaking, stitch and metalwork.

You will be continually encouraged to draw visual inspiration from everything and anything within the natural and man-made world! Lively and experimental drawing sessions will be delivered throughout the year to help you gain a greater understanding of surface and structure.

You will develop your individual ideas through one-to-one tutorials with highly skilled and enthusiastic staff who will encourage you to explore the diverse nature of textile design.

Surface Pattern - you will demonstrate the decorative use of surface, colour and pattern through creating textures and surfaces with stitch, collage and silk screen print.

Constructed textiles – may include the use of knit, weave, felt, embroidery and appliqué and incorporate unconventional materials such as wood, metal and paper.

Mixed media – this will enable you to produce innovative work in both two and three dimensional forms, which transcends the boundaries of either skills or materials.

Fashion – you may develop your work into garment construction, millinery, body adornment or jewellery. This is an exciting and lively course where your creativity, originality and imagination can flourish.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years