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. Students will need to participate fully to get the most out of the course.
Initial assessment will be carried out at the beginning of the course to assess individual skill level. Each student's starting point will be recorded on an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and targets will be set. This will be revisited from time to time during the course to monitor and record progress. Tutors will give verbal feedback.
What do I need to bring with me?
Your own sewing machine is you have one, please note If you are a new beginner we advise speaking to the tutor in the first week before buying a sewing machine..
A well-equipped sewing kit to include large and small scissors, hand and machine needles, seam ripper, tape measure, pins, threads. Paper scissors, greaseproof paper and masking tape, ruler, notebook, pencil and eraser. As the course progresses, you will need to buy paper patterns, fabric and haberdashery. The tutor will call all students before the course is due to start with a list of necessary items.
What can I do next?
Further sewing/clothemaking courses. The tutor will advise.
What do I need to join the course
No prior knowledge required.
This sewing course in Deal is for beginners and Improvers
It is important to note that craft courses are practical, requiring a degree of manual dexterity.
If you need to bring a carer with you, or be accompanied by another person, please ask to speak to the Curriculum Leader before you enrol.