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. 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, processes and progress. It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity. 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.
Through one to one guidance, group critiques and self-assessment against individualised learning outcomes stated on the ILP.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring your project to the first lesson, a dining chair or foot stool are ideal first projects. In addition please bring a small hammer, scissors, pen and notebook and a camera/phone. There is no onsite storage for your chairs but there is free parking. Apart from pens and notebooks please do not buy books or equipment before the start of the course. Details will be discussed at the first session. A small charge of approximately £6.00 per term is made for tacks and string. Most upholstery materials are usually available to be purchased at the class.
NB. Open toe shoes must not be worn in the workroom.
What can I do next?
Further Upholstery courses with KAE
What do I need to join the course
This course is suitable for all levels. All are welcome and everyone will be encouraged to achieve their full potential working on a project suitable for their previous experience.
This upholstery course is suitable for beginners and those with some experience.