Y9 Lino Cuts
The learning focus for these workshops is to engage the students with a traditional ‘crafting’ process, using lino and cutting tools, followed by a range of monochromatic and coloured hand-printing processes.
The students develop a series of detailed prints using single cut and reduction stages. These printing workshops teach a range of mark-making skills and graphic precision using a traditional and handcrafted technique.
The students develop both their cutting and printing skills and enjoy some immediate and refined results.
Y7&8 Design Technology
Year 7 and 8 have been learning about manufacturing techniques in this Pewter Casting Project. This focused on the materials ability to be reformed and reshaped by melting into a liquid using heat in the workshops and pouring it into moulds.
Students had designed on screen for their client group and key ring, developed their designs into moulds, and cut these out on the laser cutter. The students have been in awe of their abilities to get some really cool key rings, which have been through a finishing technique to make them shine like jewellery.
Fantastic integration of design skills on paper, computer design and manufacturing of moulds, and traditional techniques of casting metals. Just another DT success!
Ms Janet Williams, Head of Art
Mr Chris Diver, Head of Design Technology