Ceramic wall panel

Learners design and make a decorative wall panel for display in a new waterfront restaurant based on the theme of natural environment of the Clyde. Working in groups, learners will explore the theme of the natural environment of the Clyde, researching animals, birds, plants, marine life and wildlife. They will create an investigation in the form of drawings, photographs and collected images which will be used to stylise and develop these images to create imaginative and colourful tile designs. Learners will be instructed in the use of clay to make ceramic tiles, which will be used together in a large wall panel.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Knowledge and understanding of the visual elements enhanced 
• Enterprising skills enhanced - confidence in achieving a task with success, working with others, learning about roles and responsibilities, making decisions 
• Develop employability skills: application of knowledge in a real situation by working on a design brief for a real company to a deadline, researching natural environment on Internet, planning and organising the design and layout of the wall panel, time management, presenting designs to client, co-operating with other learners in the class, communicating and sharing ideas 
• Understanding the needs of the client 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through making decisions about design and layout of the wall panel 
• Learners have developed enterprising skills identified as 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Expressive Arts 
• Achieves EiE and CfE targets

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