Art, science, nature and machine lecture

This lecture was given to us by Gill Morgan, she also delivers our seminars after we have the lecture. Gill spoke about the arts and crafts movement which was pushed by a famous art school called the Bauhaus, which has a recognisable style of bright colours and graphic shapes. It was also pushed in England…

Week 4

The week before half term meaning everyone is preparing their equipment for reading week work, I photocopied my book and grabbed some extra paper! On the Monday we looked at motifs and textures from our sketchbooks and drew these as a repeat onto A3 paper. We had to find 20 motifs and 20 textures which…

Investigating the cultural landscape lecture

This lecture was delivered to us by Sean O’dell, it was based on different types of research and methologies. As it was one of our first lectures, Sean was trying to explain the importance of research and good sources ready for the rest of our course. The lecture was more informative than interesting as the…

Week 3

Monday: I missed the lesson because my boyfriend and I went to Amsterdam for a long weekend which was lovely to have break after a very busy few months! I would definitely recommend visiting there as it is a cultural experience (and lovely place), the shopping is excellent with lots of vintage shops and boutiques…

First Week as a University student

During our first lesson we were given module guides, told what to expect in the monday module ‘The Introduction to Fashion and Textile processes’ and we were shown different techniques to create abstract drawings and mark makings. We then walked through Colchester to spend the whole day at the Firstsite building, after we had a tour, we took…

Induction week at Colchester!

I have recently started a fashion and textile BA honours course at Colchester Institute. I was really nervous on my first day because I didn’t know what to expect  and I went the wrong way which caused me to be 5 minutes late, good start. During the first week filled out all the important forms,…