Craft: Felt Making - All - DRU26954S

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Next term start date

29 Sep 2022


Adult Education Programme

Activity ref no: DRU26954S

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From Wednesday 10th August 2022: Book online. If this course is not full and says: 'this course is now closed to new participants', please email adult.education@ea.edin.sch.uk and we will reply to you to let you know if it is possible to enrol.

  • Drummond Community High School (AEP)
    41 Bellevue Place,
  • Adult Education Programme
  • 16+, Adult, 60+
  • £95.50 for term
  • Thursday 19:00

Activity description

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS: No formal entry requirements, though felt making requires some hand strength. Class is suitable for both beginners and those with experience. HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES: Students will be issued with Guidelines on keeping safe in relation to Covid 19 while attending their course. We would ask that these are read prior to attending and adhered to for your benefit and the rest of the course participants. These have been produced in conjunction with Scottish government and CEC guidelines and may be subject to change. OVERVIEW / INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE: Felt is an incredibly versatile material, and this course will take you through the basic techniques of felt making, and offer you a wide range of variations and possibilities, giving you the confidence to try anything in felt. One of the huge benefits of joining such a class is the opportunity to see the approach and outcomes of others in the class be they beginners or more experienced, and so increase your learning. HOW THE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT: Both the tutors will input to the course, though generally only one will be present at a time. The tutors will show samples, and demonstrate techniques, students will learn by doing, and from watching eachothers’ work and outcomes. WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: By the end of the course students will have learned/be able to: - have an understanding of the properties of some different sheep wool - use and blend colour /create pattern /develop texture - incorporate other textile techniques (stitch/dye/print) design and use single resists to produce 3D solid and hollow objects (both functional- eg bag, scarf and ornamental- eg creature/sculpture/jewellery) shape and sculpt structures from prefelt We will have a theme for the term, which won’t be compulsory, but helps constrain our ideas for samples. The new theme will be ‘Circus’. RESOURCES REQUIRED BY STUDENTS / ADDITIONAL COSTS: Please bring a towel and a plastic (dampproof )bag, scissors, notebook. Additional materials costs: a small amount of fibre is provided within the course fee, but after a week or so, students will be expected to buy their own wool. Guidance and suggestions as to suppliers and what sort of wool and amounts will be given at the first class, but to give an indication of costs, a light scarf might take about 50g wool and cost about £2.50, or for a bag, (huge variation in size etc). 150g, £7.50. A small sculpture might take about £1 worth. Help can be given in estimating amounts needed for specific projects.

Term information

  • Date term started:29 Sep 2022 (starts in 52 days)
  • Duration:10 lessons - 10 lessons remaining
  • Places:12
  • Cost:£95.50 for term
  • Crèche available:No

Remaining dates and times (10 lessons)

Date Day Time
29 Sep 2022 Thursday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
06 Oct 2022 Thursday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
13 Oct 2022 Thursday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
27 Oct 2022 Thursday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
03 Nov 2022 Thursday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
10 Nov 2022 Thursday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
17 Nov 2022 Thursday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
24 Nov 2022 Thursday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
01 Dec 2022 Thursday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
08 Dec 2022 Thursday 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Venue details

Drummond Community High School (AEP)

41 Bellevue Place
Tel: (0131) 556 2651
Email: pauline.clair@drummond.edin.sch.uk

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