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Quick Facts

  • Availability No
  • Tutor Marian Lynch
  • Course Code W23TTSA15A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

An opportunity to develop a skills base, exploring a range of silk screen print techniques as well as cold and hot water dyeing, heat transfer, painted and resist methods. Equal emphasis is placed on a broad and open approach to design development. All processes are underpinned by an awareness of the environmental impact of working with cloth, chemicals, energy and water. New students with printing experience are welcome in spring and summer terms but, as the course is progressive, beginners in September are encouraged to commit to all three terms of the academic year.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Set up and work professionally in the studio observing good practice including Health and Safety protocol in relation to self and other studio users
  • Use a range of print and dye processes
  • Understand and use a specialist vocabulary
  • Be aware of historical developments in textile print and engage with contemporary textile practice
  • Demonstrate a heightened sensibility to colour
  • Begin to understand the environmental impact of textile processes


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    Class format and activities

    Beginners will be taught the foundations of print and dye techniques, enabling them to apply colour in to and on to a variety of cloth substrates. Although the class is process based, equal emphasis is placed on design development through personal research and tutor guidance. Experienced students will pursue personal project work using appropriate techniques and materials. Refresher demonstrations are integral to the course.

    Entry requirements

    No previous experience is necessary but a broad and open approach to learning and design development is essential. A degree of manual dexterity, physical stamina and good command of English are also essential.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Printers work standing up. It can be physically demanding. The class is situated on the second floor of the Nancy Seear Building. There is partial disabled access is via a stair lift. Please contact ALS on: 0207 450 1972 or Art & Design Admin on: 0207 450 1934 before enrolling if you have any mobility support needs.

    What you need

    Protective clothing, sketch book, A4 folder and A4 plastic sleeves. Further requirements will be discussed as and when necessary.

    What you can do next

    Students could continue in the Textile Department at Morley through the Textile Foundation and Advanced Workshops or progress to BA or MA courses in Textile Design or Surface Pattern Design offered by other institutions.