City & Guilds Patchwork & Quilting Level 3 in Diploma in Design and Craft 7923 - 04

Experimental Patchwork and Quilting

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The City & Guilds Certificate in Patchwork & Quilting Level 3 Diploma builds on the skills and knowledge gained from successfully completing the Level 3 Certificate and offers a stimulating and structured programme of study.

The Diploma involves a course of 12 modules studied over three years and is studied on a distance learning basis at home.

Th Level 3 Diploma continues the study of contemporary and historical patchwork & quilting methods, art and design, and research skills. Each module focuses on a structured series of practical and theoretical assignments, while the annual assessment exhibition in London provides an opportunity to exhibit work and to be assessed.

Open days take place at the end of each summer and include tutorials, lectures, seminars, plus opportunities to meet tutors and purchase specialist materials and books. The annual residential Summer School takes place in July and is now a popular aspect of our programme, where students are able to meet with some of the leading textile artists in the UK and from abroad.

Level 3 Diploma modules cost £180.00

C&G Patchwork & Quilting Level 3 Diploma - Course modules:
1 Creating an experimental
palette I
Surface texture, white on white, tone and form. Fabric manipulation. Tucking, gathering, quilting.
2 Creating an experimental
palette II
Colour, dye, spray. Colour and the environment. Research project: historical, cultural or environmental.
3 Order in chaos Nature - random and ordered form. Domestic environments.
4 Connected forms Taking a line for a walk - Paul Klee. Kuba cloths. Negative and positive forms.
5 Animals Pattern. Op art historical sources. Quilting. Spray dye. Kanthas. Drawing with the machine. Miniature quilt.
6 Rhythm and progressive change Structuring a surface. Grids. Paul Klee. Sol Lewitt.
7 Hidden poems Grids. Lettering, layering, translucency. Reverse applique.
8 Global textiles Patching and piecing. Wrapping cloths. Textiles from Japan, Africa, South America, Palestine and India.
9 The Golden Section Proportion, harmony and balance. Geometric structure.
10 The grid and nature Collections and repetition. Mixed media. Slit and slash.
11 The Victorians Romanticism, legends. Gothic Revival. Crazy patchwork. Posies, bags.
12 A personal landscape Storytelling. Dream imagery. Aboriginal art.
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