Key ring design

This project will develop students' k/u of 2D design processes by using the Clyde waterfront (architecture/maps) as a starting point to create a unique key-ring graphic design. Learners will present their designs to a panel of experts: tourism rep, local designer, local authority culture/arts dept staff and exhibit work at parents' evening. Learners will be looking at the work of artist Piet Mondrian (New York Grid Paintings) as an inspiration for design ideas.

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 
• 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 rest of class and experts. Selling your product relates to selling oneself in an interview situation 
• Communication & analysing: critiquing each others work at end of project 
• Researching, planning and sourcing: going through the design process 
• Presenting your work to class at end of the project
• Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by pupil focussed working through development of design ideas 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through making aesthetic decisions throughout their design unit. 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, 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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