The students will work on a 9 week project each year and produce a practical outcome – we ask for a donation at the beginning of the year to contribute to materials and the students can take their finished work home.
The students are given a design brief to design and make a party bag for a celebration of their own choice. The students will then decorate the bag using Tie Dye, Polystyrene printing, Sublimation (heat press) printing, Appliqué and sewing using machines.
The practical outcome will be a party bag and the students will learn how to Tie dye, design, hand sew and use a sewing machine independently.
The students are given a design brief to design and make a pencil case inspired by Pop art. To students will decorate their pencil case using Screen printing, Batik and Sublimation (heat press) printing.
The practical outcome will be a pencil case and the students will learn how to use the Sublimator (heat press), they will learn how to thread up a sewing machine and use different stitches independently. The students will learn how to screen print and use a wax pot to produce Batik work.
The design brief for Year 8 is to produce a cushion, bag or apron using recycled material. The students are expected to make designs, templates, patterns and use the sewing machines with independence. The students will learn how to use different stitches and add buttons to their work. Design work will be applied to cushions using Sublimation printing, Silk painting and Appliqué.