How Courses At The Center Work
We offer two types of courses at the center Special Interest and Certificate(or Diploma) courses.
Special Interest Courses are 1 to 5 days, have no prerequisites and offer great variety.
Certificate and Diploma Courses comprise the core studies that we offer.
View the Course Flow Chart.
Level 1 Certificate Courses
Approximately 30 hour taster courses comprised of a variety of techniques. There are no prerequisites for entry into Level 1 studies. Five Level 1 Certificate Courses are available:
- Experimental Hand Stitch 101
- Experimental Machine Stitch 101
- Color Studies 101
- Experimental Feltmaking 101
- Pulp to Portfolio - Papermaking 101
Level 2 Certificate Course
- Studies in Design and Experimental Hand and Machine Stitch 201 (220 hours*)
Level Two Studies offer students more possibilities to work with color, design, stitch and technique, and to progress the design to completed samples and finished small-scale items. The work builds on Level 1 studies.
Prerequisites: Experimental Hand Stitch 101 and Experimental Machine Stitch 101
Level 3 Certificate Courses
- Studies in Art and Design 301 (300 hours*)
Students acquire basic design skills to include color and design principles.
Prerequisite: Color Studies 101
- Advanced Studies in Experimental Stitch 301 (320 hours*)
The course focuses on combining the skills of design, machine and hand stitch to develop more complex finished items.
Prerequisites: a potential student must be enrolled in or have completed Studies in Design and Experimental Hand and Machine Stitch 201, and Studies in Art and Design 301
Level 4 Diploma Courses
The Diploma Courses offer the highest level of study within the course series, and are intended to prompt students to work to a high professional standard of art and craftsmanship. Students will develop individual artisanal expression.
- Experimental Research for Advanced Design 401 (300 hours*)
An in-depth exploration of a major inspirational theme to create a professional body of art and comprehensive design course that builds on Level 3 Studies in Art and Design.
Prerequisite: Studies in Art and Design 301
- Studies in Experimental Stitch and Multi Media 401 (300 hours*)
This course builds upon skills and techniques of previous courses to develop more highly advanced contemporary stitch and design skills to a professional level.
Prerequisite: Advanced Studies in Experimental Stitch 301 and enrollment in, or completion of, Experimental Research for Advanced Design 401
*Hours are an estimate of time spent in session at the center. Additional time is required outside of sessions to complete course work.
Individual brochures are available for a full description of each course.