Ceramics involves using different types of clay. Students have to plan what they are going to make and research ideas to find out what they need e.g. materials, tools, what clay to use. Before starting your clay work you need to to measure out clay pieces so when you start it all comes together the way you want it to. You will also learn to take notes on what glazes you use and keep a scrapbook with your ideas and pictures for a project.
Batik is both an art and craft, which is becoming very popular in the west and known to be a great creative medium. In some places of the world batik is a part of an ancient tradition, and the finest batik clothes are still made there to this day. The very word "batik" comes from one of these places as it originates from the Japanese word "tik" (which means to dot). To make batik, you dye fabric and use wax. You first scratch your chosen design on the wax and then dip it into your dye. You've to repeat this for each piece of fabric.
This module requires you to work in 3D. However before you can dive into the messy work you will have to draw up what it is you wish to create, you then further develop the areas that will need more detail. While building your sculpture, you will use materials like wire, newspaper, and many others. This module will open your eyes to a whole new world you have never seen before, you will never look at anything the same way again, in everything you see you will envision a new piece of artwork ready for your unique manipulation.
The process of making a design is best done by following a number of processes:
1. Research- Finding images that best give you an image or inspiration for you're own design.
2. Design- Here you consider which way you are going to arrange the parts of you're chosen design.
3. Design development- If neccesary, here you rework the design you chose and how to get the best composition you can.
4. Colour scheme- This is where the colours that one will use on their piece of fabric are chosen, it must be kept in mind that once a colour scheme is choosen it can not be changed.
5. Presenting you're design- you must make a presentation of all the work that you have done, it is best to keep all pieces of work, even ones that are not going to be used as they can be shown here.
In this module you will explore the history of metalwork and learn how to carry out various hand cutting techniques. You will also learn how to use a hand file and various tools correctly. You use multiple hammers to shape, bend and twist metal, and you will polish and lacquer your finished creations. You will also learn about health and safety in the workshop. By the end of this module you will be able to produce basic jewellery and understand the world of metalwork.