This course introduces students to basic textile surface treatments, including mineral and plant dyes, resist techniques and stitch. The conceptual underpinning of dye and surface decoration is introduced through discussion of historical and contemporary examples. Through research and experimentation with these techniques students will develop skills and knowledge relating to the rich historical, social and cultural meanings embedded in these processes and produce creative and conceptual projects.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate creative exploration, experimentation and integration of ideas, materials and
- techniques through group and individual studio projects
- Demonstrate technical competency in a range of dyeing, stitching and surface manipulation processes
- Recognise and work with relationships between concepts and processes
- Identify historical and theoretical contexts relevant for workshop projects.
- Portfolio of studio work and visual journal (80%) and Documentation (20%). Assessment includes periodic critique and review sessions that provide ongoing feedback on work in progress. (80) [LO null]
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Workload130 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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