Key Facts

  • Starting
    1 May 2025
    Location
    Kingston - Creative Industries Centre
    Start Time
    18:00
    End Time
    20:00
    Duration
    8 Weeks
    Study Mode
    Part Time Evening
    Days
    Thursday
    Start Date
    1 May 2025
    Level
    Code
    KIAX129FC

    Fees

    19+ Fee
    £ 205
Earth Matters - Reduce, Reuse, Repair

This 8-week course is an explorative journey through sustainable craft and artistic practice. Students of this course will experiment with a range of materials, working in sustainable making techniques to focus on a reduce, reuse and repair ethos. With the support and guidance of experienced lecturers in a range of subject specialisms you will work with botanical/vegetable dying, jewellery and ceramics.

  • Entry Requirements


    There are no entry requirements for this course.

  • Course Content


    Through tutor-led projects you will learn techniques across a range of art practices including textiles, ceramics, jewelry and fine art. Students will learn vegetable/botanical dying and textile printmaking in our fashion department during the first weeks of the course. You will then move to our specialist 3D workshop for sessions in eco/upcycled jewellery, followed by further weeks exploring sustainable pottery techniques. The final weeks of the course are taught in our art studios with a focus on Fine Art and reusing found objects. Sessions are taught by subject specialist tutors at the Creative Industries Centre.

  • Progression Next Steps


    You could progress onto another of our evening classes such as Fashion – Fixing and Mending, looking at sustainable fashion, exploring techniques to repair and recycle clothes.

  • Additional Information


    All equipment and materials will be provided. Should you become very ambitious in your making, we may ask for a contribution towards additional materials used.

    Please be aware our courses need to meet a minimum recruitment number in order for them to run, a full refund will be provided should a course not meet the required numbers. Once the course has started no refunds or partial refunds will be given.