Revival: a textile project opportunity
Site: Lotherton Hall
History, Art, Design & Technology
This workshop is led by museums staff.
Got the next Vivienne Westwood or Wayne Hemmingway in the class? Want to set them a real-life challenge to solve? Your school could participate in this annual competition where the winning student's design is displayed for the year at Lotherton Hall.
In January to April each year, we work with around six secondary schools from around Leeds to give their GCSE and A Level students an amazing opportunity and insight into the worlds of the fashion and design industries. Each year, the theme and the challenge are linked to our year-long exhibition at Lotherton. The project culminates in a competition judged by some of Yorkshire's leading fashion and design experts, and the final winning piece, and runners-up designs, are displayed in the exhibition for the year.
The project always involves a research day at Lotherton, where students get up close to some amazing historical costumes and artefacts and have an opportunity to discuss ideas with our curators. On the day, activities include handling historical costumes, recording in sketchbooks from first hand observations and to develop a critical understanding of the revival themes in fashion and its implications for present designers.
Students then have time in school to develop their ideas into reality, and all six schools can communicate through an online forum and supportively critique each others ideas. All students and staff get full online support and training to help with this!
Over the last few years we have worked in partnership with the Bird Garden to design feathery hats linked to our Birds exhibition (2010), made native American Indian inspired accessories linked to our Indians of the Plains exhibition (2011), and created wallpaper samples linked to our Victorian Look Book exhibition (2012). What will next year be? Watch this space!
For more details, please contact the Learning and Access Officer on 0113 2478254.
Cost: Contact the Learning & Access Officer for details.
Maximum numbers: 15