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Visual Art - Textiles

Subject: Textiles

OVERVIEW

KS4

 

The Textiles course aims to give students a broad introduction and knowledge of textiles techniques to produce innovative and creative textiles outcomes. The course is structured to give the students opportunities to realise their creative passion and create vibrant and exciting work.

The GSCE Textiles course is divided into two areas:

 

  • 60% coursework. The work produced in year 9 is supporting evidence and is focused on introducing students to different printing and drawing techniques. The students are given opportunities to experiment with fabric and embroidery using their drawings and designer/fashion designer research as inspiration. Year 10 the students produce their `sustained project`. This is the main project for assessment. Drawings and ideas are produced and artist and fashion designer research is studied. The students are encouraged to be work as designers producing fabric printed collections and exciting textiles based final pieces for example shoes, handbags, interior objects and fabric printed canvases. The students also submit a Mock exam in year 11.
  • 40% exam. The students produce work for their GSCE exam over 7 weeks. They are issued with an Exam and choose between 8 questions. The students choose 1 question to answer. The students produce work consisting of drawings and artist/ designer research and development of ideas including fabric samples and plans and annotations to describe how they are developing their ideas and answering their chosen question. The final piece for the exam is produced in 10 hours in exam conditions.

The GCSE Textiles course will help you become an independent learner with creative skills and talents to produce interesting original work based on cultures, artists and personal ideas.

 

Key Stage 4 Overview

Exam Board

AQA.

Qualification type

GCSE

Assessment

60% Course work

40% Exam

Year 9

 

1 project produced. Theme Tropical/ Wild animals.

  • Drawing and designs based on theme.
  • Experiments with media, using paint, felt pens, fabric printing, embellishment techniques and fabric.
  • Artist and designer reference and studies.
  • Development of ideas.
  • Final piece using all ideas and influences from project studied.

Year 10

 

 

 

Sustained project produced. Theme 1960`s.

  • Drawing and designs based on theme.
  • Experiments with media, using paint, felt pens, fabric printing, embellishment techniques and fabric.
  • Artist and designer reference and studies.
  • Development of ideas.
  • Final piece using all ideas and influences from project studied.

Year 11

 

 

 

Mock exam and Final AQA GCSE exam.

  • Drawing and designs based on theme.
  • Experiments with media, using paint, felt pens, fabric printing, embellishment techniques and fabric.
  • Artist and designer reference and studies.
  • Development of ideas.
  • Final piece using all ideas and influences from project studied.

Useful websites/resources

Visual boards and inspiration www.pinterest.co.uk/pavitermann

AQA information www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206/subject-content/textile-design

Fashion and textiles museum.  www.ftmlondon.org

Victoria and Albert museum- www.vam.ac.uk/whatson

Recommended revision guide

Tate Gallery exam project help - www.tate.org.uk/art/student-resource

Bitesize - www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z6hs34j