Fashion & Textiles Saturday Club
For Years 9, 10 & 11

This FREE Fashion & Textiles Saturday Club is running from 4th March to 25th March 2023, 10am - 2pm each Saturday at UCA Canterbury. Open to years 9, 10 & 11. Students must be able to attend the whole programme. Applications have now closed.

Students will cover different printing techniques using both screens and block printing, Discover exciting embellishment techniques using different materials well as the making up of a small accessory that they can decorate. You will be supported in creating your own accessory and learn all the techniques you need to decorate this. 

They will also learn fabrication techniques, taking different materials and creating a piece of wearable body armour.

This club will cover many different elements of textiles and fashion design learning exciting print, fabrication and construction techniques as well as experimental fashion design creations that you can wear.

Workshop - Week 1 – 4th March:

Screen printing and stencil making. Printing onto fabric tote bags

Participants will be learning about screen printing, how to create stencils and print onto fabric. They will be able to create their own designs, creating an ink colour palette that will then be printed onto their bag using silk screens.

Workshop – Week 2 – 11th March:

Body Armour – participants will make a wearable piece of body armour using materials sourced such as paper and card but also household upcycled materials. Using the references of both historical dress and modern fashion, participants will be influenced by these references to create a piece of sculptural body armour, choosing which area of the body they wish to adorn creating inventive ways of decorating and shaping the costume.

Workshop – Week 3 – 18th March:

Block printing using lino cut and plasticine block carving. This is a print design exercise where participants will be printing onto paper and card and fabric allowing them to develop and create print ideas quickly using both techniques. Create your own repeat patterns , printing using two different techniques, mixing your own colours and creating beautiful print designs.

Workshop – Week 4 – 25th March:

Creative Embellishment and sequin making

Using found card, plastics miscellaneous items participants will make their own creative sequins/embellishments, and learn techniques to apply them to other fabrics.

Towards the second half of the session they will be able to make a small tote bag that they can also decorate using their sequins, creating beautiful unique embellishments and learning sewing techniques to finish their design to a high standard.

Applications have closed as of Sunday 5th February 2023You must be able to attend the whole programme.

Please contact if you have any questions about our Saturday Club.

Disclaimer: UCA reserves the right to cancel or amend this activity at any time prior to the event.  In the event of any changes, applicants/participants and their parents/carers will be notified accordingly.

Event details

Useful information

UCA’s Saturday Clubs are suitable for students who are studying or have an interest in creative subjects and would like to develop their skills and portfolio.

The aim of the course is to provide an opportunity for young people to access free art and design tuition from a higher education institution to support them in the development of their portfolio of work. It's also designed for students who may not otherwise have the chance to access such an opportunity.

Priority will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • are the first generation in their family to study at higher education level (e.g. Degree, HND, HNC)
  • are currently eligible for Free School Meals
  • come from a neighbourhood with low overall progression rates to higher education (determined by postcode using POLAR 3 data)
  • are from a black or minority ethnic (BAME) background
  • are in, or have lived under local authority care
  • have caring responsibilities for a family member
  • have a disability
  • attend a KaMCOP or KMPF partnered school (a list of eligible schools is included below)
  • live in KaMCOP target postcode area
  • have not previously attended a UCA Easter or Summer School programme

Allocation will also be based on your personal statement, where we would like to see an evident passion for the subject and an interest in studying a creative subject at a higher level.

This information will be gathered via UCA’s Saturday Clubs application form and will be assessed by the University’s Outreach Manager and Outreach Officer.

Once the application deadline has passed, we will consider all applications against the priority criteria listed above to determine who will be offered a place. A decision will be sent in writing to confirm whether a place on the programme has been secured, and successful applicants will be asked to confirm their place in writing. Where the programmes are oversubscribed, unplaced applicants who meet the criteria outlined above will be kept on a waiting list and allocated spaces should they become available. UCA reserves the right to cancel or amend Saturday Club activities at any time prior to the start of the club.  In the event of any changes, applicants/participants and their parents/carers will be notified accordingly.

If an applicant decides not to accept their offer, they must inform UCA staff via email as soon as possible so spaces can be reallocated where possible, by emailing

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