Who is this course for?
Suitable for beginners who have a desire to sew and learn new skills. You may already have a sewing machine and wish to learn the basics of machine sewing.
There will be sewing machines available at the centre for you to use if you wish.
This course will cover techniques right from the beginning, how to thread the sewing machine; get to know the stitches etc.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will be there to support you throughout the course.
Additional costs and requirements
If you have a basic sewing kit and scissors please bring these along.
About the tutor
Harry Roberts currently works on Art and Design courses and a range of Art/music based ALDD courses for Learn Devon. For two months over the summer he works for a language company at Shebbear College, teaching English and Sport to French students.
Prior to this he worked for North Devon College for 12 years as a Fine Art Lecturer and Tutor. Before this he had four artist-in-residence positions in the UK and was International Research Fellow at Exeter College of Art and Frankfurt Akademie, and Junior Fellow at South Glamorgan University.
Keith has a PGCE from the University of Reading and a BA Hons (Ist class) from the Polytechnic Wolverhampton and Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon.
His current area of interest is in using paper pulp, dyes and oil paint to create large constructions that straddle the line between painting and sculpture. The current series of five works has taken four years and is due for exhibition next year.
He has held one-man shows at most large cities in the UK including two in London and has won 12 awards and prizes at local and national exhibitions and was awarded the gold medal in Fine Art in Newport, Wales.
His work is in various public and private collections including; Tarmac, Granada Television and three LEA collections.
When he was a student his tutor was Anish Kapoor.
‘I love showing people new things and materials and helping them develop their skills. I believe everyone has a creative ability. We all drew before we could speak but sometimes this creative ability gets lost or buried. I like people to find what they never really knew they had.’
Harry Roberts. Art, Craft and Design Tutor, Learn Devon.