Unit 2 Exam 2012


For your AS examination project you will have a 10 week period to produce initial ideas, critical research and developmental work as well as a final outcome. You have been given this years themes for your end of year examination. In class and individually we will discuss possible ways of approaching these starting points and how you are going to develop your ideas through to a final piece.

In the studio you will see examples of critical and textile work related to each of the exam questions, and these will give you ideas to discuss with staff prior to the initial prep period. You will be encouraged to look at how textile art has developed in the last twenty years and to see textiles in its broadest sense. Try NOT to be daunted by the fact that this is an examination—the format is the same as your previous coursework projects and you should not be afraid to try new ideas and to stretch yourself.

Work created by: Rachel Crockett, Amber Helm, Kathleen Hancox, Amy Beech, Rebecca Chan, Clansie Williams, Alice Murphy, Kate Morris, Natalie Hassall, Lizzie Kerr, Lucy Whalan, Georgina Atkinson, Beth Manders, Ellen Thomas, Chelsea Thorniley and Katie Neild.


Unit 1 Surfaces in Natural Forms 2010


Natural forms and their surfaces, have been a major source of inspiration for artists and designers. The shapes and structures seen in nature provide endless ideas for surface embellishment as well as fabric manipulation. In Part one of the unit, you will be given photographs and take photographs of your own, from these you will produce drawings and samples leading to a more complex piece of work. You will also research artists and designers who have worked in very diverse ways in the field of textile design, textile arts and fashion.

In the second part of the unit, you will be working towards creating a final outcome, developing the theme in a more personal direction. Now you will further develop your ideas through research and sampling , focusing on a particular area of interest such as roots, fungus, tree bark, fossils, rust and decay. You will investigate textile artists whose work really inspires you to inform the development of your ideas. Using work from Part 1 and 2 , you will create a small body based piece: bodice, headwear, neck piece, collar.