V&A Textiles Trip Was Amazing
On Friday 5 April, 17 pupils visited the world's leading museum of Art and Design, the V&A in London, to participate in a bespoke fashion and textiles workshop.
The Year 10 and Year 12 pupils are studying Textiles at GCSE and A-level and will shortly begin work on the non-examined assessment projects that they are required to complete as part of their course-work.
Led by Higher Education visiting lecturer Juliana Sissons, a noted knitwear designer in her own right, the workshop was an excellent introduction to the current climate in the fashion industry and explored themes of sustainability, responsibility and zero-waste approaches. Taking inspiration from the museum’s exhibitions pupils were encouraged to develop their own creative thinking and making skills.
Textiles Teacher, Miranda Porter, commented, “It was a brilliant day and Juliana was amazing. Our pupils learned so much, the workshop involved lots of group work and encouraged creativity and exploring through making. She continued, “It was a great start to their final projects and we even managed to squeeze in a few of the exhibitions.”