Textiles, Art and the Everyday
Area of Study
Art, Fashion, Fashion Design
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course explores our universal familiarity with textiles by engaging diverse approaches to working with cloth, fiber and thread within contemporary art practice. With a focus on conceptual development and experimentation with traditional and non-traditional materials and processes, you are asked to consider the multifaceted presence of textiles within the everyday and to develop an innovative approach to art making that integrates research, experimentation and concepts that engage your specific areas of interest.As part of the course you will be exposed to a range of traditional and non-traditional textile materials and techniques. You will engage in workshops that explore hand and machine stitching, bonded textiles, experimental and improvisational mark-making techniques, as well as the use of found and reclaimed objects and materials.Assessment in this course includes research tasks, workshop experimentation and realising projects that engage with the concepts developed from this activity. Assessment will also include a studio journal to document the exploration of your ideas and reflections on research, technical and conceptual developments and the evaluation of your artworks.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.