[Advanced Studio Art / Year 3]
Students create works of art under the guidance of instructors who specialize in various techniques that include dyeing, weaving, felting, silk-screening, and sewing.The year is divided into four terms, each with its own theme. The themes, in order, are Communication, Texture, Environment, and Engaging with Society.Through discussions and other activities, students delve into each theme, formulate their own concepts, and finish their work using techniques of their choosing.During the Environment term in the second half of the course, students consider the environmental impact of textiles as they develop their work. In the Engaging with Society term, they continue creating new pieces while thinking about their work's purpose and function in society.Students are free to change techniques for each theme toexplore the potential of textiles and create pieces that represent their own unique forms of expression.
Students take cross-listed courses at the Faculty of Art to improve their observational, critical thinking, imagination, and other skills needed to build a firm artistic and creative foundation.They also learn the basics across all seven courses and start to explore which fields they would like to pursue.
Students deepen their understanding of basic techniques as well as the history of various techniques, including silk-screen printing and katazome stencil dyeing. Seminars on technique are divided into dyeing, weaving, and sewing.
Students explore the potential of textile expression by interpreting themes such as Communication and Environment, developing them into their own works, and expanding their creativity and critical thinking skills.
Students work on their graduation projects, making full use of the skills and expressive abilities they have developed over the past four years.They complete the final work of their student career in pursuit of originality and their own creative expression.
Our weaving studio is equipped with professional-grade looms.
Our washing area, used after dyeing, was designed for maximum efficiency.
A large steamer is used to set or "fix" the colors on fabrics during the dyeing process.
Studio for katazome dyeing.In addition to large two-dimensional works, there is also room to spread out and work with yukata and kimono fabrics.