Revival: a textile project opportunity
Site: Lotherton Hall
KS4, KS5, KS3
History, Art, Design & Technology
A member of staff or freelancer leads this activity.
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!
For more details, please contact the Learning and Access Officer on 0113 3782969.
Cost: Contact the Learning & Access Officer for details.
Maximum numbers: 15