Textiles 1

Textiles 1 – A Creative Approach

An introduction to creative thinking and to the world of textiles.

http://www.oca-uk.com/subjects/textiles/textiles-1-a-creative-approach.html

Start September 2012 January February 2013

 

Statement of Intent

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PART 1 – BUILDING A VISUAL VOCABULARY: DRAWING, MARK-MAKING AND SITCHES

Project 1 – Making marks

Project 1 – Stage 1 and 2 – Making marks in an expressive way

Project 1 – Stage 2 – Exercise 3 and 4 – making marks expanding media and techniques

Project 1 – Stage 3 – Exercise 1 – creating textures from images

Project 1 – Stage 3 – Exercise 2 – creating textures from things

Project 1 – Stage 4 – reviewing progress

Project 2 – Developing your marks

Project 2 – Stage 1 – Prepare to stitch

Project 2 – Stage 2 – Exploring marks and lines through stitch techniques

Project 2 – Stage 3 – A sample

Project 2 – Stage 4 and 5 – Stitches which create texture

Project 2 – Stage 6 – Using thread and yarns to create textures

Project 2 – Review

Research point: textiles exhibition – Love Lace

Working with a camera: lines

Working with a camera: contrasts

Working with a camera: perspective

From the sketchbook

Assignment 1

PART 2 – BUILDING A VISUAL VOCABULARY: COLOUR, DESIGN, PRINTING AND PAINTING

Project 3 – Colour

Project 3 – Stage 1 – Preparation

Project 3 – Stage 2 – Colour perception

Project 3 – Stage 3 – Recording colours accurately

Project 3 – Stage 4 – Colour moods and themes

Project 3 – Stage 5 – Coloured stitches

Project 3 – Stage 6 – Combining textures and colour effects

Project 3 – Review

From the sketchbook

Working with a camera: colour

Working with a camera: looking up

Research point: Manton de Manila

Project 4 – Developing design ideas

Project 4 – Stage 1 – Preparation

Project 4 – Stage  2 – Looking for shapes and drawing – Exercise 1

Project 4 – Stage  2 – Looking for shapes and drawing – Exercise 2

Project 4 – Stage  2 – Looking for shapes and drawing – Exercise 3

Project 4 – Stage  2 – Looking for shapes and drawing – Exercise 4

Project 4 – Stage 3 – Selecting from drawings

Stage 4 -Developing design ideas

Experiments with printing and painting – Preparation

Experiments with printing and painting – Techniques

Project 5 – Painting and printing

Project 5 – Stage 1 – Review fabrics

Project 5 – Stage 2 and 3 – Selecting designs and printing and painting on fabric

Project 5 – Stage 4 – A larger sample

Project 5 – Review

Assignment 2

PART 3 – CREATING SHAPES AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL FORMS

Research Point: Diversity of style and design in textiles

Project 6 – Manipulating fabric

Project 6 – Stage 1 and 2 – Developing ideas

Project 6 – Stage 3 – Applied fabric techniques

Project 6 – Stage 4 – Raised and structured surface textures

Project 6 – Review

Research point: Diversuty of hand-crafted textiles

Working with a camera: textures

Project 7 – Theme book

Assignment 3

PART 4 – TEXTILE STRUCTURES

Research Point: Cecilia Vicuña

Research point: Janet Echelman

Project 8 – Yarns

Project 8 – Stage 1 – Exploring yarn

Project 8 – Stage 2 – Experimenting with structure – Exercise 1

Project 8 – Stage 2 – Experimenting with structure – Exercise 2

Project 8 – Stage 2 – Experimenting with structure – Exercise 3

Project 8 – Stage 2 – Experimenting with structure – Exercise 4

Project 9 – Woven structures

Project 9 – Stage 1 and 2 – Setting up frame and basic tapestry weaving techniques

Project 9 – Stage 3 – Experimenting with different materials

Project 9 – Stage 4 – Developing design ideas into weaving – Sample 1

Project 9 – Stage 4 – Developing design ideas into weaving – Sample 2

Assignment 4

PART 5 – A PIECE OF MY OWN

Project 10 – A design project

Project 10 – Stage 1 – Reviewing progress

Project 10 – Stage 2 – Focusing on theme book

Project 10 – Stage 3 – Developing design

Project 10 – Stage 4 – Making

Assignment 5

 

EXHIBITIONS AND FIELD TRIPS

Louise Bourgeois: Late Works and Louise Bourgeois and Australian artists Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne

OCA Team Sydney and AGNSW visit

APT07 – Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, GOMA Brisbane – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Exploring art in New Zealand – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Anish Kapoor at MCA

White Rabbit – Smash Palace

Tony Albert at AGNSW

Wangechi Mutu at MCA Sydney

OCA Team Sydney exhibition visit –  Sturt Craft Centre, Mittagong

Mapping exhibition at the NLA

LaceBook exhibition Auburn and Stitched at Janet Clayton Gallery

Biennale of Sydney – Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

RESEARCH AND INSPIRATION

Stained glass windows at the NLA

Claire Doherty talk

Tacita Dean at Carriageworks

RESOURCES

Books

The Handweaver’s Pattern Directory

Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textile Artists

The Textile Reader

5000 Years of Textiles

Drawn to Stitch

Textiles Today

Textiles: The Whole Story

Warp and Weft

Embroidery

Creating Sketchbooks

Dyes from Plants of Australia and New Zealand

LEARNING BY DOING

Hand loom weaving 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Weaving forms 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Site-specific 1, 2, 3, 4

Bargello 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Embroidery 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Clothing 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Walking 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

SKETCHBOOK

From sketchbook 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

THEMES

Thinking about themes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,

REFLECTION

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