Clyde-inspired jewellery design and manufacture

This project will develop students' knowledge and understanding of 3-dimensional design by firstly, looking at the surrounding structures of the Clyde waterfront (bridges & architecture) and secondly, applying this knowledge in a real life context as designers trying to win a bid to produce a new line of jewellery for an exclusive project: a new boutique that has opened on the Clyde waterfront.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced e.g. the Design process, working to constraints (design brief, intended market etc); learning how to use various materials and techniques e.g. first experimenting with paper leading onto work with copper, plastics and glass enamelling. 
• Enterprise skills enhanced (CfE) - confidence in applying self to task and achieving outcomes, effective communication and contribution to achieve, independent learning as well as working with others, responsibility to meeting needs of others 
• Develop employability skills: application of knowledge in a real situation by being able to follow a brief, by being in competition with others and by presenting finished product to a selected panel (selling your product also relates to selling oneself in an interview situation). 
• Learners have developed enterprising skills identified as 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Art, students will work with the visual elements: line, shape, form, texture and colour
• Relevance of how curriculum topic on jewellery design is relevant to work and life (everything 
that you see around has been through the design process) and how this subject knowledge is put into practice in a real situation

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