Textile Design Lesson Plan

Instructor: Christopher Muscato

Chris has a master's degree in history and teaches at the University of Northern Colorado.

With this lesson plan, your students will learn about the methods and processes of textile design. They will then have the opportunity to discuss these ideas as small groups and with partners.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Define textile art and textile design
  • Evaluate the methods and considerations that go into textile design
  • Explain and discuss the processes of textile design amongst peers

Length

Two classes of 45-60 minutes each

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1.C

Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.4

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

Materials

Vocabulary

  • Textile
  • Textiles arts
  • Textile design

Instructions

  • As a class, define the concepts of textiles and textile arts. Ask if there are any examples in this room. Write their answers on the board.
  • Now, discuss the following:
    • What do you think goes into designing a textile?
    • What elements/factors do textile designers have to consider?
    • How could function impact the design of a textile?

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