How will I be taught?
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, 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.
Your tutor will carry out ongoing assessment and give feedback. There will be one to one guidance, and self assessment.
What do I need to bring with me?
Sewing machine, scissors, tape measure and pins. You will need to purchase patterns, fabrics, interfacing, threads, buttons and zips as the course progresses.
What can I do next?
Further Clothesmaking courses will help you to develop your skills and experience. Your tutor will be able to advise you.
What do I need to join the course
Everyone is welcome to join this course. No experience or knowledge of the subject is needed.
Anyone who wishes to learn or improve existing dressmaking skills.