CADCAM through print
14th May 2016
The Parlour Studio, Warwick
A day investigating Sublimation Printing and Laser Image Transfer, putting it into practice and asking the questions to CADCAM expert Heidi Ambrose-Brown!
This the second in the series of workshops practicing and learning new skills and expanding knowledge of a variety of textiles practices at Parlour Studio.
The day is aimed at teachers at all level of textiles skills and knowledge including technicians, who want to expand their existing skills and practice and gain new and creative ideas for lessons and schemes of work and improve exam performance.
What will be covered:
- Sublimation printing: how it works and links into STEM teaching.
- Laser Image transfer and how it works and what can be achieved with the different papers.
- What type of products, textiles and otherwise, lend themselves to digital printing.
- How to be more creative with sublimation printing – ideas and techniques to try.
- Understand what equipment and peripherals are needed for each system and where to resource them.
- How to use the equipment, what can go wrong and how to fix it.
- Extensive exemplar work for inspiration.
Benefits of the Training:
- Life long learning in continuing professional development.
- Understand the key learning and differentiation that can be delivered through CAD/CAM via digital printing.
- Make informed decisions regarding the purchase and/or use of equipment across the whole department – not just textiles.
- Give advice for specific problems you are experiencing.
- Make samples, take video clips and photos to support learning and take back into school.
- Networking with other teaching colleagues.
Heidi Ambrose-Brown (D&T textiles Consultant)
Heidi worked in the fashion and textiles industry and has experience in fashion retail, buying, design and industrial embroidery, before doing a PGCE specialising in resistant materials. She is now a textile practitioner and consultant within Design and Technology. Her primary aim is to raise the profile of textiles within schools, working with teachers and students to deliver projects that combine new technologies with textile techniques and processes, in order to produce products that students find relevant and achievable.
Heidi has taught in schools across all the D&T specialisms at KS3 and delivered textiles at GCSE and A Level, helping students to achieve outstanding results. Heidi also acted as an examiner for AQA GCSE. She has delivered vocational courses at City & Guilds and BTEC Art and Design: Textiles at KS4.
She has worked closely with educational suppliers to develop resources for schools and advise on the use of CAD/CAM equipment in the classroom, consequently built a national reputation for delivering relevant and inspirational courses for teachers.