Design a paper lantern

This project will develop students' k/u of 3D design processes by using Clyde architecture and bridges as a starting point to create an original paper lantern design to market to a venue curator, local authority personnel (culture/leisure/arts) and local community for support to be selected for exhibition at a venue such as The Tramway's Hidden Gardens as part of Glasgow, City of Light festival.  Learners are asked to consider the Clyde waterfront through research and problem-solve how their paper lantern design would sit within the chosen environment.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced e.g. the design process, working to constraints (design brief), learning how to use various materials and techniques e.g. experimenting with paper 
• Employability skills enhanced - application of knowledge in a real situation by being able to follow a brief, by being in competition with peers and by presenting you finished product to a selected panel (selling your product also relates to selling oneself in an interview situation) 
• Communication & analysing: critiquing each others work at middle and end of project 
• Researching, planning and sourcing: going through the design process 
• Organisation: presentation boards to show design process 
• Presenting: presenting your work to a panel of judges at the end of the project 
• Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by pupil focussed working through experimenting with materials, at this stage teacher is available for help and support but pupils would be coming up with ideas themselves 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through making decisions throughout their design unit and selecting which material best suits their design. 
• Learners will also justify their final design to the rest of the class 
• 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 and colour 
• Relevance of how 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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