TEXTILES AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE
Over two years of studying A Level Textiles, you will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of creative areas including printed textiles, fashion, surface pattern and constructed textiles (creative embroidery and knit). You will be introduced to a range of textile processes, technology and resources concerning textile design and textile arts.
Students will have the chance to work alongside visiting Textile and Fashion Designers and explore techniques relevant to the specialism including silk screen printing, fabric dying and embellishment, machine embroidery, batik, devore, fabric painting and repeat pattern. All activities are applicable if you are interested in textile design (both fashion and interiors) and textile arts. You will also research and explore historical and contemporary textile sources. This learning experience is complimented by relevant gallery visits including trips to Paris, London and Manchester, where you will get to see current exhibits at The Museum of Fashion and Textiles, Crafts Council, The Design Museum, current fashion collections and much more.
5 GCSEs at grades 9-5 (A*-B) including English Language and a 4 or above (Grade C) in GCSE Maths. For Textiles you will need a Grade 4 in an Art based GCSE (excluding Design & Technology). If you do not have GCSE Art you can complete a task set by the Art Department.
Working alongside professional and established artists from the fashion and textile industry will be part of the enrichment experience that you can expect at KGV. Alongside this you will be offered a wealth of workshops, international gallery and fashion based trips to New York, Paris and Barcelona, as well as national visits to Manchester, Liverpool and London.
The Art and Design department is located within KGV’s Creative Arts Building. Opened in Summer 2015, this £4 million building project houses specialist facilities for the Creative Arts including two spacious and bright Fine Art studios, two photography studios, a dark room, a textiles studio and multiple mac suites kitted out with the latest editing software. All studios are equipped with everything you’ll need to produce professional creative pieces and are available for Art students to use both inside and outside teaching hours.