Y12 mini portfolio building projects
In term 1, students will complete a series of mini projects that are designed to build up their own unique personal portfolio of work. The projects will require students to do research on many different topics and will encourage them to experiment with a wide range of media, materials, textiles techniques and processes. Students will produce ‘Working in the style of’ samples for artists/ designers studied. Students will also produce a series of rendered fashion drawings/ garment studies for different fabrics. All samples will be developed further during a ‘Sample development’ project.
Skills assessments focusing on assessment objectives criteria
Expensive, fashionable clothes produced by leading fashion houses.
A creative brief is what a client will give to a designer/ artist to help them come up with a creative solution
Randomly shaped patches of fabric stitched together and often embellished with embroidery stitches
It consists of the repeat unit being stacked vertically in a column format which is then offset by half in the next vertical row.
Lino printing is a form of fine art printmaking where the printing plate is cut into lino.
Simply cut clothes with an absence of detail
Extra frill of material added to a skirt or jacket to exaggerate a small waist
Traditionally used to shape and hold the female form
A series of steel hoops suspended by vertical cotton tapes which form a hollow cage beneath skirts.
a steel framework worn under the skirt to distend its rear section, fashionable in the mid-18th century.
Students get a great sense of enjoyment from creating their own unique work. Students get opportunities to develop new skills. Allows students opportunities to challenge themselves and discover talents they were unaware of.
Opportunities to work together promotes tolerance and respect as well as appreciation of the work produced by others.
Y12 mock exam project
AO1/AO3 - Investigations, analysis & experiments.
In term 2, students begin their mock exam project. They can select from several existing themes or write their own brief. This term focuses on research; analysis; sources of inspiration and experimenting with media and materials as well as textiles techniques and processes. Students will produce a series of drawings and paintings and collect as wide a range of primary and secondary sources of inspiration as possible. They will engage with a number of relevant artists and designers demonstrating a critical understanding of sources. Students will show that they can develop ideas through purposeful investigations by producing a range of ‘Working in the style of’ samples for the artists/ designers they have studied.
A method of producing coloured designs on textiles by dyeing them, having first applied wax to the parts to be left un-dyed.
Art or Textiles work of the present day and of the relatively recent past, of an innovative or avant-garde nature.
The process of applying heat-applied materials to various items (i.e., substrates) with a heat press.
Interior design is the art and science of enhancing the interior of a building to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the space.
An interior designer is someone who plans, researches, coordinates, and manages such interior design projects
Textile design is essentially the process of creating designs for woven, knitted or printed fabrics or surface ornamented fabrics.
Textile designers are involved with the production of Textile designs, which are used, sometimes repetitively, in clothing and soft furnishings
Items made of cloth, such as curtains, bedding, cushions, chair coverings, etc., used to decorate a room.
Fashion design is the art of applying design, aesthetics and natural beauty to clothing and its accessories. It is influenced by cultural and social attitudes, and has varied over time and place.
Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories such as bracelets and necklaces.
Producing artist studies will promote cultural awareness. Students will gain an understanding of how Art and Textiles have impacted on society.
Looking at work produced in different cultures encourages respect & tolerance and an appreciation for that which is different to our own.
Y12 mock exam project
AO2 - Exploring & developing ideas
During this term, students use their sources of inspiration to inspire a range of initial ideas.
These sketches are then ‘brought to life’ using a range of different materials. Students then explore their initial ideas further by experimenting with a range of drawing and painting media; materials; textiles techniques and processes.
Three of these ideas are then developed further before selecting one to use as a final idea.
At this stage students are still considering different materials, techniques and processes and have not decided on the most suitable ones yet so will produce alternative samples for as many ways of decorating/ constructing their final idea as possible.
Assessment focus: AO2
A layer of lightweight fabric applied to the wrong side of a garment to provide additional support/ weight
Any line that is off grain e.g. diagonal to the crosswise and lengthwise of a fabric
Used to shape a garment. Folded wedges of fabric stitched to a point - often used where curves are desired e.g. waist/ bust.
The fluid way that a fabric hangs. Drapery can form a stylistic feature in its own right.
The smooth joining of two garment sections that are unequal in length without forming gathers or pleats.
To gather is to pull a line of stitching so that it puckers. Used to create fullness and/ or folds.
A layer of fabric between the garment and the facing that forms the understructure and is used to stabilize and stiffen the garment fabric.
A specific underlying fabric that is principally used for insulation.
Shape and volume can be added to a garment through padding. It will give definition and form to a garment, especially when soft fabrics are used.
The finished opening at one end of a seam.
Students get a great sense of enjoyment from creating their own unique work.
Students get a great sense of enjoyment from working together on creative tasks. Students support each other by sharing their expertise in certain techniques and processes.
Y12 mock exam project
AO2 - Refining final idea
At this stage, most students have decided which techniques and processes are the most suitable to use but are still refining their use of materials, colour, pattern, shape, style, imagery & texture.
Students will spend time refining every different part of their intended practical outcome. Previous samples will be developed further.
Students will produce mock-ups to trial different shapes and styles as well as a prototype to check the final appearance and function of their intended outcome.
Once students have done this they will produce a refined final idea that incorporates all modifications that arise from the ‘refining final idea’ stage.
This pattern can be woven, stitched or printed. When woven, it has the same construction a s a herringbone twill and consists of a series of layered stripes that appear as stacked V shapes.
A term used to describe any design that mimics authentic Chinese designs or is a Western approximation of them.
At the height of its popularity in the sixteenth century. Created by using tightly twisted threads of silk on white fabric. Designs include repeat geometrics or floral patterns.
In embroidery, couching and laid work are techniques in which yarn or other materials are laid across the surface of the ground fabric and fastened in place with small stitches of the same or a different yarn.
A repeat on a textile is where an identical figure or pattern begins again. The term also means the distance or number of inches between the replicated figures. Repeats can be vertical or horizontal.
A random pattern repeat places the figure across the fabric surface without using an underlying geometric pattern.
Goldwork embroidery uses a wide variety of metal threads including gilt copper and silver and can be combined with other techniques such as silk shading to produce sumptuous effects.
Created by inputting a design into a computer which then guides an intense beam of light over a fabric - vaporising the material, leaving a cutout design.
a cultural group within a larger culture, often having beliefs or interests at variance with those of the larger culture.
the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society.
Students will creatively approach the task of generating ideas for their practical outcome in their mock exam. Students will have to make decisions about their own work and what direction they wish to take it in.
Students get a great sense of enjoyment from working together on creative tasks.
Y12 mock exam project
AO4 - Presenting personal response practical outcome
During term 5, students will refine each part of their refined final idea further.
Trials of all intended techniques and processes will be carried out before students present a personal & meaningful final practical outcome.
Silk painting refers to paintings on silk. They are a traditional way of painting in Asia.
Also called silkscreen process. a printmaking technique in which a mesh cloth is stretched over a heavy wooden frame and the design, painted on the screen by tusche or affixed by stencil, is printed by having a squeegee force color through the pores of th
Adhesive, also known as glue, cement, mucilage, or paste, is any non metallic substance applied to one or both surfaces of two separate items that binds them together and resists their separation.
Stencilling, in the visual arts, a technique for reproducing designs by passing ink or paint over holes cut in cardboard or metal onto the surface to be decorated.
A tool with a flat, smooth rubber blade, used to remove or control the flow of liquid on a flat surface. It is used for cleaning and in printing. ... The name "squeegee" may come from the word "squeege", meaning press or squeeze,
Cloth made by sewing together a lot of smaller pieces of cloth with different patterns and textures
Computer aided design
Computer aided manufacture
A first or preliminary version from which other forms are developed.
Students will have developed their own style throughout the year. Students will have identified the techniques they are best at through self-assessment and this will enable them to work to their strengths in Y13.
Peer assessment opportunities allow students to learn from each other’s work. Students learn how to give constructive feedback to each other in a respectful and thoughtful way.
AO1/AO3 - Investigations, analysis & experiments.
In term 6, students begin their ‘Personal Investigation’. This term focuses on research; analysis; sources of inspiration and experimenting with media and materials as well as textiles techniques and processes. Students will produce a series of drawings and paintings and collect as wide a range of primary and secondary sources of inspiration as possible. They will engage with a number of relevant artists and designers demonstrating a critical understanding of sources. Students will show that they can develop ideas through purposeful investigations by producing a range of ‘Working in the style of’ samples for the artists/ designers they have studied.
Assessment focus: AO1, AO3
See literacy co-ordinator before end of year to support with writing initial personal investigation essay proposals
This refers to how the clothing was made, encompassing everything from how the cotton was grown to how the garment workers who made the clothes are treated and paid, their safety (no sweatshops, child labour, worker abuse, or slavery.
Sustainable fashion is a movement and process of fostering change to fashion products and the fashion system towards greater ecological integrity and social justice.
Sustainability and marketing terms referring to goods and services, laws, guidelines and policies that claim reduced, minimal, or no harm to the environment
Ecodesign is an approach to designing products with special consideration for the environmental impacts of the product during its whole lifecycle.
Darts are placed at certain parts of the garment or product to produce a shape and form. Can be used as decoration.
Small mirrors are embroidered onto fabrics to reflect other materials and catch the light.
Students will have produced a practical outcome that expresses themselves in a personal and meaningful way.
Textiles provides an environment where students feel comfortable to express themselves in thoughtful and respectful ways.