Introduces students to a range of techniques and processes associated with the production of soft sculpture and the many possibilities it offers for creative expression within a contemporary framework. Experiences will embrace historical, cultural, theoretical, technical and conceptual dimensions.
Newcastle City Precinct
- Semester 2 - 2022
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Critically assess the use of textiles and soft materials in creating 3-D forms;
2. Demonstrate relevant and appropriate knowledges of textiles and soft materials in a contemporary context;
3. Apply the elements and principles of design including practical and theoretical conventions of 3-D approaches using soft materials, such as fibre, yarn, fabric, colouration techniques and finishes;
4. Investigate a range of materials, techniques and processes that can be used creatively such as designing, pattern making and construction of textile arts, costumes and non-apparel items;
5. Develop visual research material which includes the studies of, and innovations by, artists, craftspersons and designers as a resource that may support teaching and learning contexts.
Topics may include:
- Armatures for soft forms;
- Drafting and pattern making;
- Model presentation and maquettes;
- Wearable textiles and body art;
- Textile construction techniques such as joining and finishing;
- Surface treatment such as applique, quilting, embroidering, embellishments and textile surface design;
- Colour on forms such as dye and print technologies;
- Costume design and construction;
- Presentation and installation;
- Light, ambiguity and movement;
- Critical analysis of soft sculptural practice involving evaluation of the use of the elements and principles of design;
- Health and safety.
Journal: Studio Journal - 20%
Project: Mid Semester Studio Output - 30%
Project: Final Studio Output - 50%
Newcastle City Precinct
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 2 Weeks starting in week 1
Weeks 1 and 7
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 Weeks starting in week 2
Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12
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