|Friday, 10 February 2012 12:45|
The approach within Textiles is to be creative. Schemes of work change according to needs and materials.
Throughout Years 7, 8 and 9 the essential elements are: knowledge, understanding, designing, investigating and making. The creative process is central to the various projects and students are encouraged to use their imagination, finding their individual ‘voice’, and to enjoy the subject.
In Year 7 we have the patchwork project where pupils research, design and resource cotton fabrics to produce a finished item of their own choice. They have to develop basic sewing skills and work towards realising their ideas.
In Year 8 we are presently focussed on two projects, ‘Crazy Creatures’ and ‘Magic Carpets’. Again students are encouraged to be imaginative and resourceful developing a variety of skills to complete the project. They are required to look at artists and designers to put the work into a larger context.
In Year 9 the scale and ambition is more challenging having to produce a large experimental textiles panel and a working design which clearly shows different cultural influences, such as African and Indian designs. Their work is unique as they choose a theme, including favourite images to produce an original work which is translated into a wide variety of fabrics and materials.
Students’ work is displayed and enjoyed by the whole School with constantly changing exhibitions. Their work is celebrated and recognised on a daily basis as an integral part of School life.
Mrs B Cayley
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