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. There will be one to one guidance, group critiques and self assessment. You will also receive verbal feedback from your tutor.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring your chair, screen, stool etc to the first meeting. You might like to bring an old blanket to cover your work table. Do not buy any specific tools until you have consulted with your tutor, but bring a wooden mallet, a small headed hammer (or magnetic tack hammer) a tack lifter or old chisel, scissors and a Stanley knife. Further equipment can be purchased as the course progresses. Please remember that upholstery tools can be HAZARDOUS and keep all sharp tools points and blades covered and contained in a suitable toolbox or bag. You will need a dust mask. goggles and latex and cotton gloves. Suitable shoes should be worn, no opened toed shoes or sandals. Please bring some plasters with you and also some bin bags to take anyway any waste materials from your project.
What can I do next?
Your tutor will be able to advise.
What do I need to join the course
There are no pre-selection requirements for this course. This course is for beginners and those with some experience.