In this course, you will complete several art & design projects using textiles. You will study methods of decoration and embellishment including batik, screen-printing, embroidery, appliqué and lino printing. In all the projects, you will learn about artists and designers from other times, cultures and the present day. This will influence and develop your skills to produce beautiful pieces of textile work.
This course enables you to work in a whole variety of techniques and media and therefore is an excellent basis for students wishing to pursue a career in art or design based industries.
Much of the work you do in this course will be familiar to you as it leads on (at a higher level) from the work you completed in KS3. You will be expected to research your work and keep workbooks throughout the duration of the course.
Unit 1: Personal Portfolio (coursework – 60%)
This portfolio contains all your artwork produced during Y10-11. You will be expected to research your work and show evidence of how you have explored your ideas and developed your skills. Your supporting studies are as important as the finished pieces. You will be expected to research themes, develop personal ideas and make observations related to artists that you have studied. Independent research is a key element of this and it is essential that your work is presented to a high standard at all times.
Unit 2: Externally Set Assignment (exam – 40%)
The assignment consists of a broad based thematic starting point set by the exam board. The topic will be given to you in early February of Y11 and you will have eight weeks of preparation time before a final ten-hour exam. Again, you preparatory material and research are as important as your final piece of work.