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Tea ‘N Chat – with Nikki Parmenter (Textile Artist)

Tea ‘N Chat – with Nikki Parmenter (Textile Artist)

Talk & Demo with Nikki Parmenter (Textile/Mixed Media Artist)

Tuesday 30 January 2024 

Start time 7.00pm  

FREE EVENT HELD ON ZOOM
This event is held on Zoom so you need to register to get the zoom details to join us 🙂

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Join our TEA ’N CHAT with Textile Artist Nikki Parmenter, who will talk about her work, explaining some of the techniques she uses and also the contextual influences which determine the imagery used in each piece.

PROFILE PIC- NIKKI PARMENTERNikki taught art for 30 years to secondary school children, and having left full time work in 2016,  has been providing talks, demonstrations, summer schools, workshops to schools, groups and societies. She is a member of various art and textile groups.

Nikki exhibits her work widely and has written a number of articles for both magazines and online sites. She is based in Cheshire and specialises in mixed media textile pieces, taking inspiration from a variety of sources and particularly interested in the way societies created a series of visual symbols to represent the things which were important to them. She investigates myths, legends, stories and beliefs. She is also inspired by art, architecture and artefacts.

THE EVENT IS RUN ON ZOOM.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ZOOM LINK:   REGISTER HERE  

Nikki Parmenter textiles art

The Textiles Skills Centre Associates are a team of volunteers that manage the social media platforms and website, and offer support, mentorship and advice to textile teachers and trainees. We organise free resource networking events each month (Tea ‘N Chat) and are always on hand to help and encourage when needed.
We are always looking for new Associate members, so if you would like to join this small team then do contact us at: info@textileskillscentre.com

At the moment all costs are met by our team and time is given freely. If you are able to support us with a donation, however small, this will help to enhance the work we are doing.

You can donate using the DONATION button below which will take you to the Paypal donations page, or select an amount when you book the event. All donations gratefully received.

DONATION

STUDENT TEXTILE ARTIST 2023 COMPETITION!

STUDENT TEXTILE ARTIST 2023 COMPETITION!

STUDENT TEXTILE ARTIST 2023 COMPETITION


 

The Textile Skills Centre, student competition is back and this year we have 2 sponsors, as well as the coveted Textiles Skills Centre Trophies!

The competition is in 2 categories: KS4 & KS5 and after the closing date, 10 from each category are selected to go forward to the final judging panel.
The panel of Judges include industry experts who will select winners from the 10 finalists in each category.

SPONSORS:

Janome UK & Ireland logo

JANOME UK & IRELAND Sewing Machines, who have kindly given a 725S sewing machine for each of the 2 winners.

 

AND

DRYAD Education logo

 

DRYAD EDUCATION (formerly Specialist Crafts/Heart Education) Who are giving a £50 voucher to the 2 winners and a goody bag to the first 3 places in each category.

 

Each winner will also get a TEXTILES SKILLS CENTRE TROPHY and each school will get a free online TSC course.


 

ENTRIES CLOSE ON 31st MARCH 2023. 
PLEASE DOWNLOAD A POSTER FOR YOUR SCHOOL AND ENTRY FORMS.

MORE INFO


 

Teacher comment from last years competition:

 ‘this was an excellent extension and enrichment opportunity for our young people and we really appreciate your support, especially after the last few years.’

 


 

TEXTILES SKILLS CENTRE  is managed by a small team of volunteers, who develop free resources and support teachers through the Textiles Teachers Centre and other networking activities.
A Donation would go towards paying for the website, newsletter and ongoing administration costs.
At the moment all costs are met by our team and time is given freely. Your donations, however small, will help to enhance and continue providing this support and resources.

To donate, please click the DONATE button below.



Planning, Assessment & Progression for Art & Textiles Courses (Online)

Planning, Assessment & Progression for Art & Textiles Courses (Online)

*ONLINE LIVE COURSE*   (Through ZOOM)

Date:        Saturday 10th DECEMBER 2022

Time:        9.00 – 15.00


COSTS & BOOKING:    £ 170 / DAY (+ Cademy Fee)  

*EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OF 50% OFF AVAILABLE UNTIL 10TH NOVEMBER 2022*

THIS COURSE IS PART OF BAGTT FUNDED PROJECT FOR ECT/NQT’s AND TEACHERS/TECHNICIANS RETRAINING TO TEACH TEXTILES. 

If you think you qualify, please contact:  dawn@textileskillscentre.com 


A New Motivational Online-Live Course for Teachers of GCSE Art & Design Textiles

IF you need support with understanding and implementing the Art & Design specification, then this course will give you what you need.

This is an *ONLINE LIVE WORKSHOP* with the Textile Skills Centre lead by NICKY SIMPSON, covering 4 different art textiles specifications at GCSE Level: AQA, Edexcel (Pearson), OCR & Eduqas (WJEC).

The course is designed to be interactive and there are several tasks to complete during the day as well as a personal assignment on ‘promoting textiles in your school’, which can be completed in your own time. Many exemplars and guides are included on the course and can be downloaded for future use.

Our aim is to support, encourage and inspire you, so that you can support, encourage and inspire your students!

THE EVENT IS RUN ON ZOOM.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ZOOM LINK: REGISTER HERE

 

Planning, Assessment & Progression for Art & Design courses

TasteXtiles – NICOLA PERREN Talk & Workshop

TasteXtiles – NICOLA PERREN Talk & Workshop

TasteXtiles Event – A workshop with Nicola Perren

Tuesday 23rd April – Start time 7.00pm       

FREE EVENT


Join our TasteXtiles event with Textile Artist and Lecturer Nicola Perren, who will take you through a fun drawing/mark making workshop, which can be used in the classroom.

Thinking about Drawing for Textiles can be enjoyable but also an unnerving experience. In this quick workshop, we will use collage and mark making to create small abstract drawings suitable for further translation into textiles. 

If you wish to take part on the night, a list of materials to collate will be included in the booking confirmation email. Alternatively you can watch the demo and try later. The session will also be recorded for future reference.

Nicola Perren-photoNicola is a freelance designer, maker and tutor with a studio based in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire. Having spent over 20 years as a f/t senior lecturer in Textiles at the University of Huddersfield, their experience teaching weave, drawing for textiles, craft and design has led into a practice that springs from drawing into textiles.

Nicola has a BA [Hons] in Textile Design and an MA in Contemporary Art, this mix of approaches to practice then led onto a PhD [Activating the Amateur in a Crafts Practice] which celebrates making and creativity in non-formal learning environments.

 

THE EVENT IS RUN ON ZOOM.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ZOOM LINK:  REGISTER HERE

 

Nicola Perren Drawing for Textiles Image

The Textiles Skills Centre Associates are a team of volunteers that manage the social media platforms and website, and offer support, mentorship and advice to textile teachers and trainees. We organise free resource networking events each month (Tea ‘N Chat) and are always on hand to help and encourage when needed.
We are always looking for new Associate members, so if you would like to join this small team then do contact us at: info@textileskillscentre.com

At the moment all costs are met by our team and time is given freely. If you are able to support us with a donation, however small, this will help to enhance the work we are doing.

You can donate using the DONATION button below which will take you to the Paypal donations page, or select an amount when you book the event. All donations gratefully received.

DONATION

Eco Printing For Textiles Workshop (Leicester)

Eco Printing For Textiles Workshop (Leicester)

MORE INFO

Eco-Printing For Textiles Workshop with Fiona Balding

Venue:     BROCKINGTON COLLEGE,  Blaby Rd, Enderby, Leicester LE19 4AQ

Date:        Saturday 20th SEPTEMBER 2022

Time:        9.30 – 15.30

An inspiring and fun Eco-printing workshop, lead by FIONA BALDING, specifically designed for teachers to introduce this magical, sustainable technique into the classroom.
This is a totally practical day of workshops, doing a large variety of Heat Press Techniques for Textiles. This course is aimed at Textile and Art teachers who are either new to teaching GCSE/A Level Art & Design or those who want to add to their resources by spending a whole day developing exciting new ideas and getting the most out of your heat press. These will be linked to themes, artists and designers.

BOOK HERE

 

 

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