In Year 7 students are offered experiences in a range of textile techniques and processes, including printing techniques, embroidery, digital pattern work and construction. The Year 7 textiles curriculum is taught alongside the Art and Design curriculum with textiles outcomes complimenting and extending students’ art final pieces. The curriculum is specially designed to give our students a rich art and textiles experience in preparation for GCSE courses.
Projects all begin with Observational DRAWINGS, alongside the RESEARCHING of work by textile artists and designers, learning to analyse work and use this to inform their ideas (UNDERSTANDING). They then learn and EXPERIMENT with a range of techniques and media and use this to develop creative DESIGN IDEAS (PREPARATION). All projects culminate in a FINAL OUTCOME (PRODUCT).