Our Crafts Classes
A very long time ago, art used to be an abstract venture; there were mostly almost no real applications of artistic expressions. At best, they were double dimensional (referred to as 2D in today’s terms). However, along the line, we started to see the “abstract” arts making their ways into physical objects. We could now see, touch, feel and above all, appreciate them better.
This formed the crux of craft. The craft can be seen as the physical manifestation of art. This definition highlights the fact that what is known as “craft” is wide. There are several ways to classify craft works – but we will make use of material classification. That is, we will categorise craftwork based on the materials that they are made of. Other classification methods include the functional classification – that is, based on the functions that they perform.
Ceramics generally refer to materials made from clay. Although they come in different forms – earthenware, stoneware, porcelain – ceramic materials have diverse applications and use – functional, sociocultural, aesthetic, and even industrial and economic.
Functionally, ceramics works are important household items – plates, pots, jars, amongst others. Tiles are popular flooring and wall plastering materials.
Sociocultural-wise, ceramic works are important cultural symbols representing histories and cultures from all over the world.
Aesthetically, we can agree that the works of ceramics are always beautiful whenever they are used. Finally, in terms of economics and industry, ceramic materials are used in manufacturing sectors ranging from electronics to aerospace engineering.
If there is any doubt about whether you should be involved in ceramics or not, these should clear those doubts.
Metal and Jewellery Work
Metalworks generally refers to all works made from metals. From iron to silver to gold and aluminium, different forms of metal perform quite important tasks all across various facets of society. Like ceramics, they have diverse uses, including – but not limited to – aesthetic, sociocultural, economic, and industrial.
If we say ceramics is quite important to the industry, then metals are more important. The foundations of the modern-day world are built – and still operate on – metals of different types. Metals are used to make most of everything we use daily, not only directly but indirectly. Directly, it is used to make transportation vessels, cooking materials, and much more. Indirectly, it is applied in the form of machines used to make many non-metal objects.
Aesthetically, objects made of metals like gold and silver have high-quality aesthetic appeal and are quite important in fashion. In the sociocultural sphere, we have metallic materials serving as objects of historical and cultural importance. In the economy, central banks and other financial institutions use gold and silver to facilitate economic policy.
This makes learning metalwork quite important and attractive.
Fabric and Clothing Work
Apart from the functional applications, the fabric is an important item of fashion and aesthetics; making beautiful prints and designs on the fabric adds to the aesthetics. This puts fabric printing quite in high demand.
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Whether you are in love with metal works, or fashion and fabric printing is your forte, we have designed the best courses to help you acquire the most important skills needed for your desired area of choice.