· Announcement ·

** Y5/Y6 Open Event **

This will take place on Monday 25th September 2023, 4.00PM-6.00PM.  There will be a talk by our Headteacher in the Main Hall at 4.30PM and 5.30PM.

Art - Textiles

Textiles Learning Journey

Course Outline ‐ What will I learn?


Use textile embellishment and construction techniques and processes, appropriate to you work and personal intentions for example:

  • silk printing, screen printing
  • machine and hand embroidery
  • digital and non­digital photography
  • hand rendered working methods
  • designing and decorative methods
  • use of materials as appropriate to your personal intentions, for example;
    • dyes, painted, e dyed. fabric paints, fabric, crayons, and other textile media
    • layering, applique, couching, felting and constructing fabrics
    • making clothing and products
    • textile construction techniques


  • Art Textiles will teach pupils how to experiment with colour, pattern and texture:
  • the application of knowledge and understanding when developing ideas;
  • drawing ideas by hand and on fabrics;
  • planning for final pieces;
  • producing and modelling products;
  • evaluating products.

The projects on this course can range from 2D design work to garments, using different textile processes for fashion, clothing or textile art. You need the capability of a good
standard of drawing and presentation as you will be required to communicate your ideas using good quality drawings and visual language. You should have an interest in art, textiles and fashion and enjoy using sewn, constructed and dyed methods to create ideas.

How will it be assessed?

Coursework ­ 60% of the total marks – Internally Assessed
Exam Based Project ­ 40% of the total marks – Internally Assessed

What parents need to know

The course allows pupils to express their creativity and produce visually effective pieces of work. They will learn a whole range of techniques completed on the sewing machines and the full range of fabric printing techniques.

Potential further study and careers

There are various careers in Graphics. Here are some

  • Textile Designer;
  • Textile Artist;
  • Merchandiser;
  • Fashion buyer;
  • Costume design;
  • Illustrator;
  • Soft furnishings designer;
  • Production designer ­ theatre / T.V

Please contact: H.Biggin on info@oakwood.ac

Ex pupils’ experiences

“I enjoy textiles because it is a chance for me to be creative and explore in making different things. Also the topics we do are really interesting and fun. I’ve learnt so many things in how to make different pieces of clothing which I think will be really helpful in the future. Textiles inspired me to want a future in the fashion industry. I am now looking at courses to do at college in fashion as I believe I have found my (unexpected) talent in textiles. I’ve loved every class in textiles. Believe me it’s the best!”
Ex Y11 pupil

“In textiles I have learned many new skills that I never knew before and I chose textiles because I can do my work independently with no distractions which makes it a great lesson for me.”
Ex Y10 pupil