Arts Award Fashion School for 12 - 16 year olds

EASTER HOLIDAYS: 10, 11, 12 & 13 April 2017, 10.30am - 3pm, £200 For four sessions

Arts Award Fashion

Calling all budding fashion designers.

This Easter join artist Karen Logan to try out a variety of textiles techniques including, print, felt, stitch and fabric manipulation to make your own experimental sculptural fashion piece.

Find inspiration in the amazing works on display in Disobedient Bodies: JW Anderson Curates The Hepworth Wakefield to design and make your own creation and achieve a nationally recognised Bronze level Arts Award.

£200 for four sessions

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COURSE CONTENT

FAST FASHION ACTIVITY

Beat the clock in the quick fashion game. Work in small groups to stretch, cut, stuff, stich and distort existing  garments to transform yourself into a sculpture.  Then use your new creations to experiment with shadows and light to create unusual silhouette art works.

EXPLORING THE GALLERIES

Visit the galleries with Karen to discover our exciting new exhibition Disobedient Bodies: JW Anderson Curates The Hepworth Wakefield. This major exhibition, explores the human form in art, fashion and design and displays sculptures alongside iconic fashion pieces. In the galleries explore the artworks through fun and creative activities including drawing, photography and imagination games.

INSPIRATION RESEARCH

Choose an artist or fashion designer from the exhibition to investigate. Find out more the artists and designers in the exhibition using the Hepworth library, online resources and talking with the Hepworth staff. Make drawings, collages, and sketches in your log book to start your own design process.  

FELT MAKING

Inspired by the sculptural and textural works in the galleries construct your own fabric using wet felting technique. Choose your colours and embellishments to make a colourful creation.

FABRIC MANIPULATION

Experiment with pleating stitching, tying, folding and try out a variety of fabric manipulation and surface decoration tecniques.  Make a set of samples for your sketch book and get thinking about ideas for your final design.

SKILLS SHARE

Choose your favourite techique and share your new skill with another member of the group. Develop your presentation and communication skills in a fun and friendly group.

TEXTILE PRINTING

Use your drawings, photographs and sketch book ideas to design your own fabric pattern. Experiment with block printing to make a colourful repeat pattern on fabric. Then try out screen printing using stencils and open screen technique to create exciting textural effects.

DESIGNING AND MAKING

Work up a design for your fashion piece influenced by what you have seen/discovered/experimented with across the week. Make your fabulous designs a reality using your new fashion and textiles skills.

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY

Photograph your creations in the inspiring setting of the Hepworth Wakefield.

CELEBRATE

Curate a display of your experimentations and creative journey in the studio ready to celebrate and share with your family in an informal presentation event. 

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

Participants do not need to be accompanied on this course.

Please bring a packed lunch or pocket money to buy lunch in the café. Refreshments at break times will be provided.

If you would like any further information, or if you have a question about the Arts Award Fashion School, contact our Learning Team on 01924 247398 or learning@hepworthwakefield.org.

This course forms part of our Easter programme

ARTS AWARD INFORMATION

Arts Award is a personal learning programme which develops and assesses both arts-related and transferable skills, such as creativity, communication, planning and teamwork.

Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England.

The Bronze Award is equivalent to D-G GCSE grade, a music or drama award grade 1 - 3 or level one in Employability Skills. Bronze is a Level 1 award on the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF).

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DATES

  • 10 April 2017 - 13 April 2017