The Textiles Department
- Mrs B Chesters - Textiles Teacher
The aim is to inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. We want students to know about great artists, craft makers and designers; to help them to create original textiles pieces. The textiles curriculum covers design and make activities from responding to a design brief and developing and creating a hand puppet in year 7, All saints day festival sugar skull print in year 8 and an under the sea fabric postcard theme in year 9. Nurturing students’ practical skills from using the sewing machine along with historical hand sewing skills, to fabric dyeing and printing techniques. Students will also explore and analyse contemporary & historical artists and craft people. At the end of Year 9 pupils have the option of selecting Textiles as one of their GCSE options. They will follow the AQA art and design: Textiles design course where they create a portfolio based on a title theme in year 10 exploring and creating original pieces of textiles artwork using a wide range of media. Students will also have the opportunity to work with a local textiles artist in her studio and create artwork inspired by the artist. In year 11 students will carry out a practical exam where they will create an outcome inspired by a theme from the exam board.
Exam Board GCSE AQA