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88004 Textiles: Print

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: Design
Credit points: 6 cp

Subject level:

Undergraduate

Result type: Grade and marks

Recommended studies:

Students participating in this subject would benefit from having previous drawing experience. These skills however will be developed within the subject, so it is not compulsory.

Description

This subject introduces students to the principles of textile print and pattern. A series of drawing workshops introduce students to creative approaches to print design through experimentation in drawing and image making. The emphasis is on creative exploration and development of textile ideas in original and thoughtful ways; students develop unique artwork and explore inventive scale and imagery in relation to textiles. Students are introduced to methods and techniques used in the fashion and textile industries to generate print designs, including textile repeat systems and engineered placement prints. This subject introduces students to fundamentals in screen preparation for artwork, textile production and hand screen-printing. Throughout a series of print workshops, students explore pigment colour mixing, specialty printing and ink techniques. These include transfer, foil and flock printing. An emphasis throughout the subject is placed on a professional and sustainable print room practice.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. gain knowledge into the requirements for screen preparation for printed textiles
2. develop relevant design skills and explore the potential of printed textiles
3. demonstrate an understanding of appropriate application of dyes to fibres and fabrics
4. utilise mark-making techniques in order to produce conceptual surface design work
5. know the fundamental elements of textile and surface design
6. demonstrate professional workshop practice and knowledge of Workplace Health and Safety requirements in the Print Room.

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes to the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Appreciation of the importance of sustainable practices and issues (A.1)
  • Development of an original aesthetic sensibility (I.1)
  • Ability to speculate, experiment, challenge boundaries and take risks (I.2)
  • Ability to use technology competently, appropriately and creatively (I.3)
  • Demonstrated self-directed learning and self-initiated problem-solving (P.1)
  • Ability to use, acquire and integrate relevant technical skills (P.2)

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

The term CAPRI is used for the five Design, Architecture and Building graduate attribute categories where:

C = communication and group work

A = attitudes and values

P = practical and professional

R = research and critique

I = innovation and creativity

This subject encourages student learning to develop these graduate attributes. The course content, learning strategies and assessment structure is explicitly designed with these attributes in mind.

Teaching and learning strategies

This subject is delivered in three hours of studio-based learning per week. The activities for this subject are centred on self-initiated learning, reinforcing the independent approach to building knowledge and skills. Students are expected to conduct independent research, attend all classes and follow up on design development required for the following week for each of their individual projects. Students must refer to the subject program for clarification of required assessment and weekly tasks.

STUDIO WORKSHOPS

The three hours of weekly studio contact operates as guided studio-based workshops. During these sessions students will learn how to integrate the principles of textile print and pattern in their designs. Drawing workshops introduce students to creative approaches to print design through experimentation in drawing and image making. Print workshops provide students with opportunities to experiment with methods and techniques used in fashion and textile industries.

Emphasising creative exploration, learning in all facets of studio workshops is crucial to ensuring students deploy the design thinking and technical expertise required in this subject and the field. All students are expected to attend studio sessions, and follow suggested learning patterns and activities. Students are also encouraged to participate actively in the group discussions that occur during the studio sessions.

WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY (WHS)

An emphasis throughout the subject is placed on a professional and sustainable print room practice. Students are expected to demonstrate professional workshop practice and knowledge of WHS requirements in the Print Room at all time.

RESEARCH

Students are expected to conduct independent research supported by recommended texts accessible via UTS Online. Readings assist students to develop essential content knowledge related to both fashion and textile design principles, textile trends and technical systems. Independent research increases student capacity to experiment and develop confidence in testing, justifying and evaluating new and traditional methods of practice.

ONLINE COURSEWORK
Resources for this subject are located on UTS Online. These are used to support the learning objectives of this subject. A detailed overview of the pedagogy and associated tasks and assessment items are included in the subject documents. In addition, a comprehensive reading list comprising recommended texts is accessible from UTS Online.

FIELD TRIPS / SITE VISITS

From time to time, students will be required to visit industry specialists or related exhibitions to support their learning. Students will be advised in advance and/or exhibitions will be recommended for students to visit for their research.

FEEDBACK
Students will have several opportunities to receive feedback during the subject. The feedback provided will vary in form, purpose and in its degree of formality. Typically, the format of feedback is verbal and /or written. All feedback on assignments will be cross-reference to the briefing/assessment documents.

Formative feedback will be provided during the learning process, typically provided verbally by the subject's teaching staff during studio sessions. It will address the content of work and a student's approach to learning, both in general and more specific ‘assessment orientated’ terms. It is designed to help students improve their performance in time for the submission of an assessment item. For this to occur students need to respond constructively to the feedback provided. This involves critically reflecting on advice given and in response altering the approach taken to a given assessment. Formative feedback may also, on occasion, be provided by other students. It is delivered informally, either in conversation during a tutorial or in the course of discussion at the scale of the whole class. It is the student’s responsibility to record any feedback given during meetings or studio sessions.

Summative feedback is provided in written form with all assessed work. It is published along with indicative grades online at UTS REVIEW. Summative feedback focuses on assessment outcomes. It is used to indicate how successfully a student has performed in terms of specific assessment criteria. Feedback, grades and assessment criteria will also be available to students via the REVIEW assessment system 2-3 weeks after the submission date.

Content (topics)

  • Exploring drawing and mark making techniques for textile print design
  • Learning how to design a textile repeat for print production
  • Learning how to prepare artwork for print production
  • Learning printing techniques including printing in repeat
  • Introduction to mixing colour pigments for printing
  • Exploration of specialty ink mediums, foil, flock, metallics
  • Block printing
  • Screen-printing
  • Stencil printing
  • Polychromatic and sublimation printing
  • Exploration of surfaces
  • Practical applications
  • Contemporary textile practices
  • Safe practices in the workplace

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Print research project

Intent:

The purpose of this assessment task is to explore drawing and mark making techniques that can then be developed into a textile print design. Students will learn the types of artwork that are suitable for silk screen production and will also learn how to put their designs into repeats for printing.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 4 and 6

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

A.1, I.3, P.1 and P.2

Weight: 30%

Assessment task 2: Print design project

Intent:

The purpose of this assessment task is to explore silkscreen printing and develop an understanding of the technical aspect of printing in repeat. Students explore colour mixing and transfer printing together with developing colourways for their print design.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2, 4, 5 and 6

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

A.1, I.3 and P.2

Weight: 30%
Criteria:

1. Gain knowledge into the requirements for screen preparation for printed textiles

2. Develop relevant design skills and explore the potential of printed textiles.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate application of dyes to fibres and fabrics

4. Utilise mark-making techniques in order to produce conceptual surface design work.

5. Know the fundamental elements of textile and surface design.

6. Demonstrate professional workshop practice and knowledge of Occupational health and Safety requirements in the Print Room.

Assessment task 3: Print individual project

Intent:

The purpose of this task is to develop a self initiated print design project that has emerged from the experimentation in the previous tasks. Students will have the opportunity to explore placement printing for a one off artwork and will experiment with specialty techniques such as foiling, metallic inks, puff and flocking.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

A.1, I.1, I.2, I.3, P.1 and P.2

Weight: 40%
Criteria:

1. Gain knowledge into the requirements for screen preparation for printed textiles

2. Develop relevant design skills and explore the potential of printed textiles.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of appropriate application of dyes to fibres and fabrics

4. Utilise mark-making techniques in order to produce conceptual surface design work.

5. Know the fundamental elements of textile and surface design.

6. Demonstrate professional workshop practice and knowledge of Occupational health and Safety requirements in the Print Room.

Minimum requirements

The minimum requirement for this subject is to attend 80% of all classes. Students need to consult each week with their tutor and show them the progress of their work as a means to ensure the work is up to design standards

Required texts

Please refer to Texts: recommended

Recommended texts

References Recommended reading Braddock, S., O'Mahony, M. c1998. Techno textiles: revolutionary fabrics for fashion and design, Thames and Hudson, London, England

Braddock, S., O'Mahony, M. c2005. Techno textiles 2: revolutionary fabrics for fashion and design, Thames and Hudson, London, England

Beasties Timorous, 2007, Peacocks Amongst The Ruins, Dundee Contemporary Arts (Catalogue)

Cole, D, Patterns, 2007, New Surface Designs Laurence King Publishers, London

Colchester C, 2007 Textiles Today, A Global Survey of Trends and Traditions, Thames & Hudson London

Braddock, S., O'Mahony, M. c2005. Techno textiles 2: revolutionary fabrics for fashion and design, Thames and Hudson, London, England

Emmett Microform, [1986].Textile designs 1840-1985, in the Victoria and Albert Museum [microform]

Kinnersly-Taylor, Joanna. A. & C. Black, 2003 Dyeing and screen-printing on textiles / Joanna Kinnersly-Taylor, London

Meller.S, & Elfers. J, 1991, Textile Designs. 200 Years of Patterns for Printed Fabrics arranged by Motif, Colour, Period and Design, Thames and Hudson, London.

O'Neill, 2006, Helen.Florence Broadhurst : her secret and extraordinary lives Prahan, Vic. : Hardie Grant,.

Parry Linda 1989 William Morris and the arts and crafts movement : a design source book London : Studio Editions, c

Rhodes Zandra 2005 A lifelong love affair with textiles. Woodbridge : Antique Collectors' Club,

Shoichi Aoki, Fruits,Phaidon,London,2003

Silk designs of the eighteenth century from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London / edited with an Victoria and Albert Museum.

New York : Thames and Hudson, 1996.

Smith, Paul, 1946 You can find inspiration in everything : and if you can't, look again London : Violette Editions, 2001.

Sumner, Christina. Petherbridge Guy Bright flowers : textiles and ceramics of Central Asia.Powerhouse Publishing, 2004

Gale, Colin and Jasbir Kaur, The Textile Book,Berg,London, 2002.

Kinnersly-Taylor, Joanna.Dyeing and screen-printing on textiles.London : A. & C. Black, 2003.

MC Dermott C. English Eccentrics.Phaidon,Uk,1992

McNamara, A and Snelling,P.Design and Practice for printed Textiles.Oxford,Melbourne.1995

Meller.S, & Elfers. J, 1991, Textile Designs. 200 Years of Patterns for Printed Fabrics arranged by Motif, Colour, Period and Design, Thames and Hudson, London.

O'Neill, Helen.Florence Broadhurst : her secret and extraordinary lives Imprint Prahan, Vic.: Hardie Grant, 2006

Phillips P & Bunce,G.Repeat Patterns.Thames and Hudson

Rhodes, Zandra, The art of Zandra Rhodes / written by Zandra Rhodes and Anne Knight ; researched by Marit Lieberson- London : Cape, 1984

Wells. K, 1997, Fabric Printing and Dyeing, Conran Octupus, London.

References

Please refer to Texts: recommended

Other resources

Journals and magazines

  • Collections
  • Ragtrader
  • Fashion Theory (Also available as an e-journal from the UTS library website)
  • Men's Collections
  • Textile View Magazine
  • International Textiles
  • Fiberarts: the Magazine of Textiles
  • Surface Design Journal
  • Color Research & Application
  • Fashion News: International Fashion Collection
  • International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology