The aim of this course is to develop skills and knowledge of hand-stitching processes in relation to product or surface design. Focusing on contemporary design outcomes, students will develop technical and conceptual understandings relating to historical and contemporary applications of needlepoint, embroidery and other hand stitching methods. Students will also learn safe working practices and develop an understanding of relevant workplace health and safety (WHS) procedures to fulfil course requirements.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate competency with a range of technical skills in relation to the use of needlepoint, embroidery and other hand stitching techniques as a medium for contemporary design;
- demonstrate creative exploration, experimentation and integration of ideas, materials and techniques, through class and individual projects; and
- apply knowledge of the historical, cultural and theoretical contexts and contemporary practices relevant to hand stitching as a medium for design through development and execution of studio projects and research.
- Portfolio of studio work (80) [LO 1,2,3]
- Journal/documentation/presentation (20) [LO 2,3]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: lectures, tutorials, critiques and supervised studio practice; and
b) 82 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
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