School of Design hosts the first “Make Your Future” event
January 23rd, 2017
The School of Design will host the first “Make Your Future” event as part of an initiative introduced by the Crafts Council UK.
In 2015 Crafts Council and its partners launched the manifesto; “Our Future is in the Making”. It makes the case for every child to have the chance to develop craft skills and achieve their full potential.
Make Your Future aims to deliver on this manifesto, by raising the profile of hands-on learning in secondary schools and creating opportunities for makers, teachers and pupils to collaborate across disciplines and exhibit new forms of craft.
The first of the Make Your Future project activities will take place in the School of Design on Wednesday 25th January, inviting range of High School students onto campus.
Led by Dr. Bruce Carnie, alongside Dr Phil Henry and Carl Allport from the Textile Design programme at the School of Design, the session will start with an overview of textile crafts and the use of new technologies, specifically focused on digital textile print.
As well as seeing a range of visual slides and physical examples showcasing this type of textile print, some of the key characteristics will be highlighted regarding textile design including, the base cloths and constructing repeat patterns. A computer aided design (CAD) session will also be undertaken using ‘photoshop’ software.
The students will also have chance to undertake a tour of the digital print facilities in the School of Design. High Schools taking part will be; Corpus Christi Catholic College, Carr Manor Community School, Specialist Sports College, Cockburn School, Guiseley School , The Featherstone Academy.