Course Title: Assist in the development of textile designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: VART5904C

Course Title: Assist in the development of textile designs

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4218 - Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact Email:peter.bonnell@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teachers:

Kirsty Gorter 
Kirsty.Gorter@rmit.edu.au

Julia Raath

julia.raath@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Nil

Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to assist with the development of designs for textile products. The unit applies to assisting others in the development of design concepts for textile products according to a specified brief.

This course is delivered concurrently with

VART 6339C Produce Drawings CUVACD301A
VART 6340C Develop Drawing Skills CUVDRA201A

Please ensure that you are enrolled in each of these courses occurs during the same teaching period.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4009A Assist in the development of textile designs

Element:

2Analyse technical requirements of design brief

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Trends in yarns and raw materials used in similar textile products are researched and performance, colour, availability, care and maintenance requirements compared against design requirements
2.2 Technical requirements associated with textile production processes are assessed, within specified guidelines and according to OH&S practices.
2.3 Any additional expertise required for project is identified.
2.4 Impacts of materials and processes on design are identified.
 

Element:

3Contribute to design concepts

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Preliminary concepts are developed with others to explore possibilities.
3.2 Storyboards, sketches or other tools used for textile designs are used to develop designs.
3.3 Principles of design and elements of design are applied to development of design ideas.
3.4 Ideas are contributed and discussed with team members to enhance success of project.
3.5 Design ideas are examined against design brief and design selected for further development.
 

Element:

1Interpret design brief for textile product

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Purpose of textile product is clarified and impact on design requirements analysed
1.2 Design requirements are determined from brief
1.3 Design constraints are identified
1.4 Examples of textile products that meet aspects of the design brief are analysed to clarify design objectives
1.5 Brief is discussed with team members and design priorities established
 

Element:

4Assist in the preparation of presentation materials

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Techniques for presenting textile product design are selected
4.2 Support materials are developed with team members to demonstrate features and benefits of textile design.
4.3 Design details are documented
 


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Details of Learning Activities

This course is delivered in a studio / workshop that simulates industry working environment

 Please note - not all learning activities are assessment tasks, participants will be advised well in advance if an assessment is taking place.

A range of learning activities, projects and tasks have been designed to allow students to demonstrate competency.

• class exercises to review discussions/lectures
• practical demonstrations
• analysis/critique of own work and others
• design activities or projects
• group projects
• class presentations
• group discussion
• on-line research
• independent project based work
• group activities/projects
• Visits to galleries and events
 


Teaching Schedule

Week Starting Learning activity   Assessment Submission                                                               Links to  other courses                                          
1

Introduction to courses and assessment, OHS,

Set up Workspace                                                                                                                                                                                       

Line and Texture - Stripes, Checks and texture - the relationship to Textile design
 Exploring mark making to communicate concepts
                                                                                   

 Drawing folio May be used in Print class
2

Design Brief 1 Botanica

Purpose of textile product is clarified and impact on design requirements analysed
Design requirements are determined from brief
Design constraints are identified.

Group  Work - Using resources to create mood board – What is a mood board why and how do we use them ?- layout, styling, image selection.
Selecting colour palette -  Colour matching.
Using trends

Drawing  -  Flowers introduction 

Bring flowers and images of flowers to class
Review of stripes and textures.
 
 
3Drawing flowers using black on white
and colour, Elements scale, size, shape. 
In this session you will draw a range of flowers exploring positive negative space, continuous line, detailed sketching, understanding shape drawing with different tools. We will also review how these drawings can be applied into a design context.
 
Drawings selected  for submission to drawing folios - May also be applied to Operate Computer Technology and Produce Screen  Printed SamplesVART 6339C Produce Drawings CUVACD301A
VART 6340C Develop Drawing Skills CUVDRA201A
4

Creating patterns and developing croquis.
Florals, stylization drawing flowers, Introducing colour - ink washes, wax resist, Illustration techniques
Gouache, Tonal rendering, Wax scratch back,
Intro to simulated repeat structures Review design layouts- what is a layout ? 
 Analyse technical requirements of design brief  associated with textile production .
 Impacts of materials and processes on design are identified.

Review OHS

 VART 6339C Produce Drawings CUVACD301A
VART 6340C Develop Drawing Skills CUVDRA201A

5

Labour day Holiday Monday

Repeats systems and design layouts - using grids, graph and tracing paper and accurate drawing techniques.
Block repeat (Swiss), Half drop, Spot Sateen, reflect and rotate.
 Review design layouts- what is a layout ? 
Principles of design and elements of design are applied to development of design ideas.
Ideas are contributed and discussed with team members to enhance success of project.

Observational Checklist Drawing

• OH&S practices including hazard identification and control measures
• quality practices
• workplace practices
• recording and reporting practices
 

 

 Technical Drawing
6

Repeats Continued.
Selection of appropriate design for product outcome
Tracing and paint up
Intro to professional presentation techniques and story boards.
techniques for presenting textile product design are selected
 

Support materials are developed with team members to demonstrate features and benefits of textile design. - Creating product illustrations - how to best sell your idea.

Design details are documented- Colour chips style numbers and codes

 

 Technical drawing assessmentVART 6339C Produce Drawings
7Presentation of final Design  Concepts to group
 
Presentation of final Concepts to group
 
Reflective  Writing
8

Project Briefing  Traditional Modern  -  based on research project undertaken in Analyse Textile Design Influences. Research current Trends look at  Cultural textile Traditions , 

Consider Design Application. How will the designs be applied to textiles. Samples

Purpose of textile product is clarified and impact on design requirements analysed Requirements are determined from brief
Design constraints are identified

 Research applied from Analyse Textile Design Influences
9

Drawing and rendering techniques to simulate dyed and woven textiles, Storyboards, sketches or other tools used for textile designs are used to develop designs.
 

Principles of design and elements of design are applied to development of design ideas. Ideas are contributed and discussed with team members to enhance success of project.

  Drawing Folio
10

Repeat systems  - Half drop and Brick repeat Designing coordinates-  Intro to Colour ways  Design ideas are examined against design brief and design selected for further development.
Reviewing current commercial examples

  Technical Drawing
11Reviewing  production processes -  Weave print. Mark making motif development.  Concept exploration  
12Paint up and rendering  What is a colour way ?  Presenting design options. Colour ways, Colour balance, digital translations for colour.  Links to Use of Colour 
13

 Paint up and rendering Quality - integrating embellishment  - drawing for  embroidery

  Drawing
14Techniques for presenting textile product design are selected
Support materials are developed with team members to demonstrate features and benefits of textile design.
Design details are documented
  
15 Presentation to Panel  and Peers Design Folio / Drawing folio/ Visual Diary Final Submissions
16 Individual Feedback Sessions by appointment  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

  • Set of lead pencils; H, HB, 2B, 4B and 6B
  • Black fine liner pens; 0.2 mm and 0.5 mm
  • Black permanent marker
  • Eraser
  • Glue stick
  • 30 cm steel ruler and plastic set square
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Cutting knife with replaceable blades
  •  Variety of paint brushes, round size; 00, 1, 3, 6, 10. You will also find chisel brushes useful. Acrylic brushes available in local $2 shops are quite satisfactory. Pure Sable brushes are expensive, but one or two can be a good investment. 
  • Set of gouache paints* (14 to 22 ml) in; warm yellow, cool yellow, warm red, cool red (magenta), cool blue (cyan or cerulean), warm blue (ultramarine), black and a large tube of white (37 ml). Sets of gouache may be purchased at art supply stores- there are a wide variety available and the quality also varies. Getting the right gouache colours is important, so you may want to wait until the colours are discussed in the first class before purchasing.Small water-tight plastic containers with lids – for example pill containers or take away sauce containers, for holding mixed colours of paint.
  • Paint palette – white ice block trays are very good and very inexpensive a set of 3 can be easily purchased locally.
  • Visual Diary (A4 or A3 is recommended)
  • Technical notebooks / folders – teachers will advise you will need one for each practical class.
  • Pen and paper/notebook/digital alternative, for writing notes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing through the course and tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:

  • workbook , design journal and  folio of designs  
  • problem solving exersices and design briefs
  • indvidual and group presentations

Certain assessment tasks will be used to assess across the courses described above.





 


Assessment Tasks

You will undertake two Design Projects.

Detailed information about the briefs and assessment submission will be provided in class time.

You may access all Design briefs and learning materials on Blackboard.

Project 1 Botanica 40% DUE WEEK 7

Submission Items

Group Designed Mood Board and Colour Scheme
Design folio and Story board
Presentation to Group
Visual Diary
Project 2 50% DUE WEEK 15

Submission Items

Mood Board and Colour Scheme / Fabric Selections
Design folio full repeat design paint up Colour ways and Coordinates
and Story board
Presentation to Group
Visual Diary / Trend Research
Reflective Writing 10% Due Week 7

Analysis of Design Process and project outcome


Assessment Matrix

ElementProject 1Project 2 Reflective WritingVisual Diary

Interpret Design Brief  for Textile  Product                        

xx  
Analyse Technical Requirements for Design Brief                                                                        xx x
Contribute to design conceptsxxxx

Other Information

Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Feedback - You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher/tutor/lecturer on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects. Student feedback at RMIT :
 

Student Progress
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Student progress policy   http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=vj2g89cve4uj1

Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Special consideration, appeals and discipline :
 

Penalties for late assessment
Late submission or presentation of assessable work without an approved extension will be penalised as follows:
- Complete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark
- Partial or incomplete work submitted 1 to 7 days late will incur a penalty of 5% per day on your final mark for the entire assessable work
- Work submitted after day 7 will be awarded an NN grade and 0% mark
- Weekends and holiday periods are included in the calculation of the late penalty
- Where a due date includes a specific time for submission or presentation, submissions after that time on the due date incur a 5% penalty.
 

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