KS 5 Art Textiles Design
Tectstiliau Dylunio Celf
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4+/C+ or above, including English Language. Study in any Art & Design subject at GCSE is preferred but not essential. Those who have not studied a GCSE Art & Design subject must be able to demonstrate interest and ability through a visual portfolio that may include work in a variety of media, as well as observational drawing.
If you have an interest in colour, pattern, shape, form, texture and decoration then this will provide an excellent basis from which you can explore and develop your enjoyment of textiles through art, craft and design.
What does the course involve?
You will be inspired by visits to exhibitions and museums, learn how to develop ideas and apply techniques and processes to develop final pieces that may include art textiles, installed textiles, fashion design, costume design, printed and constructed textiles, interior design, surface pattern and embellishment.
You will use a wide range of textile media, materials and techniques to develop your confidence in investigating ideas, learning new skills about colour, texture, design, pattern and scale as well as using specialist textile equipment. You will be challenged to experiment with textile media such as machine embroidery, fabric manipulation, hand stitch, applique, collage, printing, heat transfers, garment construction, monoprinting, gel prints etc. You will use a sketchbook to develop your work and also produce pieces outside of this format where appropriate, in many different scales.
Will I do well?
We have a history of excellent results at A level with 100% pass rate A-C for a number of years. Moderators have highly praised the contextual nature of the course and independent nature of topics studied.
Which course do we offer?
We study the WJEC Textile Design course more information about what we have to offer can be found here.
Textiles A Level