Clyde-inspired flag design

This project will develop students' k/u of 2D design processes by using Clyde waterfront (bridges, architecture, river, boats, etc) as a starting point to create an original flag design to market to a festival organiser; flag designer; manufacturer; local authority personnel (Culture/leisure/arts) and local community for support to be selected for exhibition at the 'festival'.  Flags have the potential to be produced in miniature to be sold to tourists as souvenirs.  This project can be adapted for upper secondary learners using screen-printing onto fabric.

Broad Outcomes of learning

  • Subject knowledge gained and enhanced e.g. the design process, working to the constraints of the design brief (responsibility to meeting needs of others), intended market etc
  • Develop enterprise and 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 whole class (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 & Design studies, students will work with the visual elements: line, shape, colour
  • Relevance of how curriculum topic on flag 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 e.g. competing for a bid

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