KS4 GCSE ART Textiles TGAU Tecstiliau Celf
WJEC ART Textiles is a popular course and is offered as an option subject at for pupils interested art, craft and design. It is suitable for anyone with interest in making textiles products and/or Fashion. Basic sewing and designing skills are advantageous, but not compulsory (the knowledge gained from KS3 art or textiles is ideal) and an interest in art, photography and craft would support this subject choice.
It is a very creative and imaginative subject to study. It includes all aspects of designing and making using a variety of materials, decorative processes and techniques. Students work in sketchbooks to research the work of other artists and to develop their own individual ideas based on their research. They will, experiment with a variety of processes and techniques to develop their creative skills. Alongside the regular use of the sewing machine they experiment with a wide range of hand and machine embroidery techniques. Disperse dyes, printing, feltmaking, appliqué, reverse appliqué, beading, and much more. Students will create their own artwork as an initial starting point for their designs exploring traditional art processes such as acrylic paint, watercolour, ink and wash, pencil, biro sketches, collage and mixed media techniques. Photography is also included in the subject and pupils will be required to gather visual imagery linking to their theme for later development.
Researching a range of Textile Artists and Fashion Designers
Designing new, creative textiles products
Drawing, painting and photography to gather visual imagery inspired by themes.
Learning the manufacturing processes and techniques to make creative original textiles products
Annotation of work to explain your thought process and ideas
Creative thinking and independent work
We aim to make educational visits to suitable textile shows and art galleries whenever possible to gather visual information and ideas.
Students will need to purchase fabrics, patterns and other haberdashery items for their projects. Sewing machines are not essential but would be useful.
Support materials linking to individual projects can be accessed via Google classroom. Codes are issued on commencement to the course for more information contact Miss Games.
Subject team leader: Miss Games has an excellent subject knowledge having taught the subject for a number of years. She is also an acting moderator for WJEC GCSE Art.