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Curriculum Intent: Textiles

The KS3 Textiles curriculum is designed to offer access to a range of textiles skills and projects such as: Monster Cushions, Fabulous Fish and Bugs and Butterflies, as well as inspirational ideas from different cultures, designers and craft workers.

These topics provide opportunities for students to be creative and experiment with a range of materials and skills, including drawing, painting, designing, stitching, embroidery, tie dye, batik and printing. To enable students to leave the classroom with more confidence and independence than when they arrived, lessons will build on drawing, painting, designing and making skills with techniques increasing in difficulty each year. Students also revisit knowledge and understanding collected throughout KS3.

Through engagement with these tasks, students will develop communication skills, social skills, confidence and adaptability skills; and, above all, independence - which will help them in their future education pathways and careers.

The KS4 Textiles curriculum is designed to continue to offer access to a range of textiles, craft and design styles such as: printing designers, surface pattern based textile work, sculptural and fabric manipulation design. Students design and make items for the home, including garments to wear; as well as taking inspiration from the art and pattern design from different cultures that students explore within topics including Seashores, Journeys, Mark Making and Natural Forms. These topics provide opportunities for students to experiment and take creative risks with a wider range of materials. Students also develop their skills in drawing, painting, dying, manipulation of fabric, batik, felt making, weaving, pattern cutting, printing, fashion drawing and designing, thus building and developing their knowledge and understanding from KS3.

To enable students to leave the classroom with increased confidence and independence, lessons will continue to build on drawing, painting and making skills, with techniques increasing in difficulty. Students will also revisit knowledge and understanding collected throughout KS3, enabling students to have the time to show progress through the developing quality of their work. Through engagement with these tasks, students will further develop communication skills, social skills, confidence and adaptability skills and, above all, independence - which will help them in their future education pathways and careers.

Curriculum Content

In KS3, students follow a 3 subject rotation within Technology (Textiles, 3D Design, Food) so will experience a term long project in each of these subjects each year.

The Textiles projects are as follows:

Year 7

In Year 7, students will be learning about a range of different stitches by recognising differences and similarities between hand embroidery/stitching and machine embroidery/stitching and understanding the different threads they will need to use to show control and skill in both areas. To access this, students will develop an understanding of a range of hand embroidery stitches; learn how to safely use a sewing machine; create a simple design from their own drawings and research; learn about cutting and pinning fabric and how to tie dye using different patterns. Students who have an understanding of using these skills already will develop their skills further by using combinations of these techniques and learning about applique.

Students will create a Monster shaped cushion as their final product.

Year 8

In Year 8, students will be embedding the skills they learnt in Year 7 as well as learning about a range of different decorative dying techniques by recognising differences and similarities between painting onto fabric, dying fabric, Batik and block printing to show control and skill with all these techniques. To access this, students will develop an understanding of how to control paint when decorating fabric; how to control the strength of dye when dying fabric; how to control wax when using Batik; how to safely use a Batik pot and Tjanting; how to create a design from their own drawings and research. Students will then create a simple pattern, cutting and pinning fabric. Students who have an understanding of using these skills already will develop their skills further by using combinations of these techniques.

Students will create a Sea life inspired final product.

Year 9

In Year 9, students will be expected to use and develop the skills they learnt in Year 7 and Year 8, as well as learning about a range of different decorative printing and 3D techniques by recognising differences and similarities between block printing, collagraph printing and lino printing, to show control and skill when layering colour and pattern in all of these techniques.

To access this, students will develop an understanding of how to control printing ink, how to develop pattern in layer on a print block, how to repeat a pattern , how to create a 3D object from fabric, creating a more complex design from their own drawings and research, Students will also learn about creating a pattern, cutting and pinning fabric. Students who have an understanding of using these skills already will develop their skills further by using combinations of these techniques.

Students will create a 3D bug or butterfly for their final product.

Please Note: Any year group that has missed a rotation project for that year may be set that rotation project the following year, so that there are fewer gaps in skills and techniques. For Example: if the year 7 rotation was missed, then the year 7 project would be taught in Year 8, so that students would have fewer gaps in their basic textiles skills.

Year 10

During the first term, students will be learning about the ‘Seashore’ theme in art and textiles through researching a range of artists and designers. Students will analyse and comment on the similarities and differences of their research in the form of drawings and written opinions. To access this, students will develop an understanding of a range of styles for drawing and fabric design and decoration; and further develop their drawing and making skills with a wide range of wet and dry materials and techniques. Students who have an understanding of these materials will further develop their textiles making and decorative skills when making a series of samples showing more complex textiles techniques (Shabori tie dye, reverse applique, machine embroidery.)

During the second term, students will be experimenting with pattern and texture by recognising the similarities and differences between the work of different artists/designers. To access this, students will develop an understanding of how to use a range of patterns to create visual and tactile texture by using collage, stitching, applique, manipulating fabric and a range of tools and techniques with skill and control. Students who have an understanding of using these materials will be encouraged to combine these materials considering the technical processes involved.

During the third term, students will be learning about making a multi layered print and collage / applique and creating a full scale garment (Top, skirt, waistcoat) inspired by the work of the artists/designers/makers they have studied. To access this, students will develop an understanding of how to use a range of tools and techniques to create textural, layered surface decoration and cutting/using a pattern to construct a garment when using a range of tools. Students who have an understanding of using printing ink/fabric medium to create a multi layered print, will stitch and embroider additional patterns into the surface of their prints and finished garment to show a connection to the artists/designers/makers they have studied.

Year 11

During the first term, students will be continuing to develop and refine their understanding and skills when making a multi layered print and collage/applique and creating a full scale garment (Top, skirt, waistcoat) inspired by the work of the artists/designers/makers they have studied. To access this, students will further develop their understanding of how to use a range of tools and techniques to create textural, layered surface decoration and cutting/using a pattern to construct a garment when using a range of tools. Students who have an understanding of using printing ink/fabric medium to create a multi layered print, will stitch and embroider additional patterns into the surface of their prints and finished garment to show a connection to the artists/designers/makers they have studied.

Term 2: Exam Project

This is the ‘terminal’ project set by the exam board. It is given to students at the earliest opportunity in January and comes in the form of 7 different themes.

Students will choose ONE theme and create a project around it, including research, drawing, experimentation, development of ideas and a final piece.

The final piece will be completed in a 10-hour practical exam where students must work completely independently in exam conditions. The exam sessions are usually scheduled directly before or after the Easter break.

 

Term 3

When the exam sessions are complete, students have a very limited amount of time to add to their coursework before it is handed in on May 1st.

 

GCSE Course Details

 

Qualification

GCSE Art and Design, Textile Design

Exam Board

AQA

Syllabus Details

Art and Design syllabus

(Textiles- 8204C coursework/8204X exam project- ESA Externally Set Assignment)

Link to Exam Board Website

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

Assessment Details

60% coursework (2 coursework projects)

40% final exam practical project (ESA Externally Set Assignment)

Coursework Details

2 projects-

Seashore project

Journeys project

Recommended Course Books

N/A

 

Suggested Websites

Year 10

http://www.andrea-graham.com/

http://www.sandrameech.com/

http://shirdak.eu/?dt_gallery=dagmar-binder

http://www.tessahorrocks.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MariaFrieseFeltArt/

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/wardrw2/ocean-and-beach-fiber-art-inspiration/

https://www.pinterest.co.uk

https://www.fiberartsy.com/basic-felting-fabric/

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/ideas/decor-hobbies/all-about-felting

https://www.theweavingloom.com/beginners-guide-to-weaving/

https://quiltersguild.org.uk/members/page/alicia-merrett

https://www.valeriegoodwinart.com/

https://www.rosaliedace.net/

https://www.aynhanna.com/

https://www.lindagass.com/

https://bornemisza.com/

http://www.jennifercollier.co.uk/

https://www.aboriginal-art-australia.com/aboriginal-art-library/the-story-of-aboriginal-art/

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/gudrunsjoden/african-prints/

https://www.history.com/topics/south-america/nazca-lines

Enrichment Opportunities

The Textiles department runs a variety of enrichment activities during each year including:

Trips to Galleries and Museums

Craft workers visits to school

Fashion and textiles competitions

Community textiles projects

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