Who has taken this A-Level?? What does it involve?? How many projects/items do you make??
And also for 3D Design or regular Art a-level how many projects??
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- 15-08-2005 16:33
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- 15-08-2005 17:34
Hey, i did fine art textiles and loved it
First year we had 3 units, one being an exam. We did natural forms, architecture and our exam was icons, you do a sketchbook/journal and final piece for each unit and then your marks are added up to complete your grade.
Second year we did 3 units, but its a lot more work. First unit being problem solving - we did how to depict water in a piece, and also the use of 3 or more materials in a piece, combined with colour and mood. Then there was the contextual study, a 2000-4000 word essay on a topic of your choice, along with a sketchbook, and finally an exam. This year ours was 'revealed and concealed', i made a dress! I love it!
So yeah, i found textiles to be a really practical and relaxing subject. All of our lessons were practical based, but this meant that all the research and annotation (the only downside) had to be done at home. Expect to do a lot of extra work out of the classroom. Its very time consuming, but i found it a welcomed break from my other subjects and also actually enjoyed doing the work.
It was an essay, but meh, any more questions, feel free to ask!
- 16-08-2005 09:00
I'm taking Textiles!
I took it at GCSE and loved it so much that I couldn't not take it when it was offered to me at A Level. Despite it being the heavy-load-inducing 5th subject.
I know I ended up doing so much extra work outside for GCSE, so I'm expecting a lot of it for AS. I'm so excited about the course! My teacher says it's even more fun than GCSE, which is awesome.