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Textile Design and Sustainability for 15 - 17 Year Olds

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Work by Theodora Prassa

Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

Become part of the creative action and develop your textile portfolio and sustainability knowledge on this summer course, perfect for the next generation of designers.

The course provides you with knowledge about sustainable textile design and the skills to work creatively with natural materials.

You will build portfolio-standard work that’ll support a college or university application or to gain work experience.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

Course Code

CSCTXSU1
Course Description

During this course you will:

  • be introduced to ethical design
  • follow tutor demonstrations
  • learn about various textile techniques and surface decoration
  • explore mark making
  • dye fabrics and other surfaces with natural materials
  • create impact through your work.

You’ll be introduced to techniques through group demonstrations, samples, paper-based instructions, feedback and tutorials.

What will you gain?

By the end of this course you’ll understand the importance of ethical approach to textiles.

You’ll have a portfolio of new drawings and designs, plus examples of textiles.

You’ll have real hand-on experience of what it is like to be a textiles student at university, and an understanding of what admissions tutors are looking for.

Level: Open to all

Entry requirement: You should have a passion for green issues and design, and an interest in developing your creative and technical skills.

Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Art and Design on the City Campus.

You will have access to an excellent range of facilities and equipment in the fashion studios, with industry-standard fashion tables, professional mannequins, and space to work on your sustainble designs and fabric manipulation.

You’ll also have access to our library to use outside of your short course; whilst you can’t reserve or take away books, you are welcome to use them as a resource for research and referencing.

Tutor profile: Theodora Prassa is a multidisciplinary textile and visual artist who has exhibited internationally.

She completed her MA in fashion and textile design at Nottingham Trent University, where she embraced both fine art practices and textile design and making.

Need accommodation?

You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms.

If you're aged 16 or 17 then you can stay unaccompanied with agreement from a parent/guardian.

If you're aged 15 then you can stay as long as you are accompanied by a parent/guardian. 

Find out more at: www.ntu.ac.uk/summeraccommodation

Doing your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award?

This course can count as your Gold DofE Residential.

DofE participants must book both the course and accommodation on campus for this to count towards your Gold Award.

Looking to turn your one-week course into a two-week experience?

If you can match this with any second course, you’ll receive a 10% refund on your course fees.

You might be interested in:

Fashion Making for 15 – 17 Year Olds

Interior Design Portfolio for 15 – 17 Year Olds

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: [email protected]

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

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