Year 12 Textiles Transition Work
As part of the course in September, you will explore and study a selection of artists and their work. Over the summer, if possible visit local museums or galleries and observe artists work. Take photographs or make drawings of their work to record your visit. If you are unable to visit any galleries, visit your local library and collect reference books on artists and their work. Produce drawings (copies) of some of their work, and explain what you like about their work. Is it the shape and lines they use? Or their use of colour and shading? Other reasons?
Create a Pinterest board on artists or designers you are interested in and print this off to go along side your drawings. You should be prepared to present your work to the group in September, so consider how you want to present your work. Either in a sketchbook or on display boards. If you have the materials and equipment make some practical samples to support the drawings that you have made. For example hand embroidery based on the shapes and colours used by the artist.
You will begin a unit of work tilted ‘White’ project in September. Spend some time collecting fabrics and materials that are white. Try visiting local charity shops to collect a selection of materials that could be used as part of this project. The materials could be garments/fabric or other objects that could be used or attached to your work. Obviously remembering the theme is “White” so natural fabrics and white materials are mostly appropriate.
Finally any time you can spend developing your drawing skills or practical textile skills is always useful. Maybe buying a simple pattern and making the product, (use an old bed sheet as the fabric to minimise cost)
UNIT 1 White Project
UNIT 2 Organic Forms
Have a wonderful summer and see you in September!