We had a very successful afternoon at Newman College this term. This included a number of students from across the CAT Faculty groups from GCSE Art & Design, Textiles and Photography.
We were very lucky to receive a guided tour of the Art studios and the Atrium Exhibition area, where there were some amazing artworks produced by the Art Foundation students. Our students were able to ask questions and enjoyed looking around the exhibition. It was a great opportunity for our students to see what the options are for them within Art & Design and Textiles Post-16. An insight into college life was also very interesting and may help influence our student’s Post-16 choices.
Our workshop consisted of a whole afternoon in one of the specialist Textiles rooms, led by an experienced A-Level teacher. The specific nature of the workshop was experimentation of dysperse dyes used in conjunction with other design techniques. Our students were given the theme of ‘Natural Forms’ and were presented with their own pack of resources prepared by the college.
They were taught how to adapt photographs of Natural Forms into abstract patterns on fabric using the dysperse dye technique. Once students had their design transferred onto the fabric, they were then shown a variety of techniques to hand-embellish the designs with stitch and beading.
Our students were a credit to our school, working positively with the teachers at Newman, showing enthusiasm and really enjoying the workshop. A great afternoon was had by all and we look forward to working together with Newman on further trips such as this.
Mrs Gerrard, Teacher of Art