INTRO TO CARNIVAL COSTUME & CONSTRUCTION
As part of our creative textiles courses for women in Greater Manchester who are unemployed.
A free 8 week course in making Carnival backpack pieces. As part of our creative textiles courses for women in Greater Manchester who are unemployed.
WHEN: Starts Wednesday 2nd February 2022
TIME: 10am - 1pm
WHERE: The Vale, Unit 2 Vale Mill, Micklehurst Road, Mossley, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL5 9JL
TUTORS: Rowan Taylor & Kate Rothery
> A woman living in Greater Manchester?
> Aged 18+?
> Interested in textiles?
> Interested in learning new skills?
We have been funded by the European Social Fund to put on a series of courses in textiles for women living in Greater Manchester who are currently unemployed*
This course is now full, but please sign up to our mailing list for future opportunities
ABOUT THE COURSE
You can be part of the magic of Carnival by learning how structures and bigger costume pieces that wow audiences far and wide are made.
This introductory course will focus on group work and community Carnival processes involved in making several backpack pieces, so everyone will work towards the final piece and have a go at all the processes involved.
We will mainly focus on dressing a final piece by creating the fabric and learn the fundamentals of how they are put together.
This course will be working towards being part of a large exciting national event, more TBC!
> Scaling up and interpreting designs
> Batik (hot wax on silk)
> Silk painting
> Rodding (making the structure stable)
> Simple backpack design & more!
There will be lots more opportunities to get involved after the course too.
Wednesday 2nd February 2022 - Wednesday 30th March 2022
JOIN THE COURSE
Please fill out the form below, or if you have any questions please email [email protected] or call 01457 238 089.
Due to the terms of this funding, we can only accept women (18+) who are living in Greater Manchester and currently unemployed or economically inactive.
Evidence will need to be shown to prove you have the right to live and work within the UK and are currently unemployed or economically inactive i.e. a letter from DWP.
Full time students are not eligible as not available for work.
If you have any questions, please email: [email protected] or call 01457 238 089 and one of our team will get back to you.
WHERE WILL THE COURSE TAKE PLACE?
The course will take place at The Vale in Mossley, the North's new Carnival Centre of excellence. We have top of the range facilities for costume making.
Address: The Vale, Unit 2 Vale Mill, Micklehurst Road, Mossley, Ashton-Under-Lyne, OL5 9JL.
Travel expenses are also available.