The aim of this course is to develop technical design and construction skills in textiles. Design skills are further developed through instruction in techniques and processes of fibre and mixed media construction. The contextual and theoretical underpinning of the area is introduced through discussion of historical and contemporary examples. Critical thinking and creative problem solving are encouraged through design projects. Students will also learn safe working practices and develop an understanding of relevant Workplace Health & Safety procedures to fulfil course requirements.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate a sound understanding of constructed textiles techniques, materials and processes as media for visual expression and 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 constructed textiles as a media for visual arts/design through development and execution of studio projects and research.
- Mid Semester Presentation (5-10 minutes) and Critiques: Initial Investigations and collaborative weaving (15) [LO 1,2,3]
- Studio Theory Class presentation (5-10 minutes) (15) [LO 1,3]
- Studio Portfolio A: Introduction to loom weaving - Table loom sampler project (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Studio Portfolio B: Independent project and research (50) [LO 1,2,3]
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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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