How will I be taught?
Studio Craft courses provide an opportunity for students to learn and develop skills, techniques and understand how to design for a chosen craft to a higher level. Students will also be expected to research and respond to the design aspects of craft. Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstration, instructions, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.
Students will be encouraged to look at the work of other craftspeople and artists, both contemporary and historical and keep a sketchbook/notebook to record goals/ideas, progress and processes. It is important to note that craft courses are practical requiring a degree of manual dexterity and students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course.
Our courses are taught by qualified and experienced tutors most of whom are practising craftspeople.
At the start of the course you will work with your tutor to develop an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set out what you want to achieve by the end of the course. You will both monitor and assess your progress throughout the course to ensure your learning needs are being met. There are no formal exams or tests to complete on this course.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need:
A pen, pencil and notebook
A basic sewing kit
Scissors, pins and a tape measure.
Any patterns you may have already
You may wish to bring your own sewing machine to the class.
Please do not buy any fabric, pattern, interfacings, thread buttons, zips etc. before you have spoken to your tutor during the first session.
What can I do next?
You will be able to take further courses at 'Beginners' level or progress to 'Improvers'. Your tutor will be able to advise you on the appropriate next steps.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome.
Those who are interested in making clothes and have attended the absolute beginners course, a previous beginners course or have some previous experience and are able to use a sewing machine and make a basic seam.