Contemporary Textile Designers Focus Area Poster Activity Pack

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Dimensions 32.5 × 22.5 × .4 cm
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This resource pack includes a total of 25 A4 coloured and laminated posters, which display; the five focus areas apparel, non- apparel, costume, textile arts and furnishings 20 contemporary textile designers matching the 5 focus areas and a student worksheet.

Pack includes:

  • 20 x contemporary textile designer posters
  • 5 x textile five focus areas posters
  • Student activity worksheet

The poster format of these focus areas and contemporary textile designers is broken down into a clear, simple and visual structure increasing literacy skills and learning in the classroom.

20 Contemporary Textile Designers included:

  • Ann Hould-Ward
  • Behnaz Farahi
  • Bonnie and Neil
  • Christian Dior
  • Colleen Atwood
  • Zsofi Levai
  • Donna Karan
  • Izziyana Suhami
  • Julie Taymor
  • Karl Largerfeld
  • Kate Spade
  • Lyn-Al Young
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Nicholas Ghesquiere
  • Penny and Bennett
  • Riccardo Tisci
  • Spell and the Gypsy
  • Susan Hilferty
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Lauren Bowker

Textile five focus areas posters.

These posters are A4 colour printed and laminated, displaying both text and visual cues to guide students in their understanding of the different focus areas and include:

  • Apparel
  • Non-apparel
  • Costume
  • Furnishings
  • Textile Arts

Additional suggestions for use in the classroom are included in this pack and linked directly to the following syllabus dot points.

Stage 5 Dot Point Students learn to:

  • textile designers across the focus areas

Stage 5 Dot Points students learn about:

  • identify textile designers in selected focus areas
  • explore textile applications across the focus areas

HSC Dot Point Students learn to:

Contemporary designers

  • sources of inspiration for designers
  • factors that determine the success or failure of designers:

– external factors, including economic, political, social, ecological and technological

– internal factors, including expertise, facilities and financial

– trends in society that influence:

– apparel designers

– interior designers

– costume designers

– textile art designers

non-apparel designers

HSC Dot Point Students learn about:

  • undertake an investigation of at least ONE contemporary designer, analysing the influences that:

– the designer has on trends, and/or

– trends have on the designer.

Suggestions for use for stage 5 include displaying the textile designer and focus area posters around the classroom. The teacher is to explicitly explain each focus area, it’s definition and items it could include e.g. Textile Arts is defined as any art of craft that uses plant, animal or synthetic fibres to construct practical or decorative objects this includes wall hangings, fabric-based artworks, embroidery and wearable design.

Students then use the included worksheet and ‘scavenger hunt’ around the room identifying which focus area each textile designer is categorised as based on the five focus areas. Included in the worksheet is space for students to conduct their own research finding one other designer (not listed on the posters) that fits into each focus area category.

Suggestions for stage 6 include displaying the contemporary textile designer and focus area posters around the classroom aiding as inspiration towards the students Major Textiles Project. Additionally, these posters could act as a platform for investigation of at least ONE contemporary designer, whereby students investigate the influence the designer has on trends, and/or trends have on the designer.



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    Catherine Conyngham (Verified user)

    auNew South Wales, Australia

    Wonderful concise resource for displaying in classroom. Students often referring to it in lessons.

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    Leisa Stone (Verified user)

    auNew South Wales, Australia

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    Michelle Gray (Verified user)

    auNew South Wales, Australia

    Great value, so many designers to learn about.

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    Michelle West (Verified user)

    auNew South Wales, Australia

    High quality teaching resource as always. Follows syllabus dot points to be covered in an easy to use and colourful manner. Love these resources.

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    janel Gayford (Verified user)

    auNew South Wales, Australia

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    Jennifer Graham (Verified user)

    auNew South Wales, Australia

    Useful for range of designers in focus areas and scaffold for summarising info. Good lesson starter prior students investigating designers in focus areas related to their projects

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