A resource developed for years seven, eight or nine to improve graphic skills and presentation of ideas. The seven tasks begin with thick and thin line technique, rendering materials and texture. Students are given 'sample sheets' of black and white rendered forms that show how tonal detail and specific materials would appear rendered in both monochrome and colour. Students are then prompted to look at how to combine colour with tone and texture. The Powerpoint contains all the visual resources and examples needed to complete the assignment.
Production exercise for a key stage three group using timber and basic mechanisms. Sequential photo diagrams and notes explains how to construct a mechanical timber robot from stock size softwood. Each stage of making is described in sequence with all the dimensions and assembly instructions. Enrichment opportunity exists in prompts toward a more sophisticated outcome. The second booklet contains photographs only and more detail about production aids to explain assembly
Perspective work sheets made especially for lower ability students. The Powerpoint slides take them through the concepts stage by stage. The work can be consolidated by completing an identical workbook by adding missing details.
Unit three revision booklet with heavy emphasis on design movements from the Victorians to the digital age. Booklet contains all other unit three requirements and ends with three product analysis and evaluation exercises.
A resource and set of activities prepared for year eight to introduce types of motion, mechanisms and force. The resource offers some comprehension and practical research into levers, linkages, and cam mechanisms with a card based engineering design task at the end. questions and tasks to consolidate and extend the learning are built in at each stage
A task designed to introduce simple mechanisms and develop work shop skills when possibly producing in quantity. This a comprehensive and very visual resource that lends itself to a production based, or focussed practical task for year nine or ten students. The task includes opportunity for some differentiation in terms of the level of sophistication of possible outcomes. Clear, concise instructions guide every step of production and assembly. A really fun task to explore batch production and team work. I also plan to use it to help develop students ability to plan the production of a chosen outcome by identifying the resources needed and the correct, logical sequence of construction and assembly.
A resource I designed and made for year nine or ten product design. Students study the basics of motion, mechanisms and force to produce a crank driven garden decoration. It isn’t a heavily prescriptive resource but offers opportunity for interpretation, differentiation and varying degrees of sophistication in terms of outcome. It contains lots of mini focused practical tasks to produce the key components for a complete, functioning garden whirligig. It contains a wealth of information to help analyze existing products, conceptualize and develop a working solution.
Information and tasks designed to prepare students for the unit one exam in GCSE Resistant Materials. Contains opportunities for product analysis, materials and processes, and some prompted design tasks
A task designed to help students gain expertise and confidence using CAD skills using Google Sketchup. Easy to follow, step by step instructions allow the user to produce an attractive, completed design for a mechanical robot toy using a wide range of basic tools and functions within Google Sketchup.
An introduction to Adobe Photoshop for beginners or more advanced. A resource for both teachers and students with some structured activities designed to help them become familiar with the basic resources and functions of the application. Highly visual resources explore Photoshop uses for artists,photographers and media students and teachers.
A Powerpoint presentation containing a range of inititial concepts and inspiration for seating design. I made it for the AQA resistant materials 2017 theme 'public seating for adults and young children.' It explores seating generally with some directly relevant to external seating concepts. Some of them combine hand drawn examples enhanced digitally which students enjoy.
A resource to explore the environmental and ethical and moral impact of design and manufacturing on the planet. Several case studies are used to explore sustainability issues and the ethical alternatives. I made it as an optimistic resource that shows students there are viable, sustainable alternatives to current, unsustainable design and manufacturing. Concepts and content includes, sustainable and unsustainable design, renewable and non renewable energy sources, product life cycle analysis, six R’s of sustainability, up cycling and the hidden costs of design.
A comprehensive learning and revision resource for the AQA Resistant Materials summer examination theme of 'Public Seating for Adults and Children.' Its a very visual resource with focussed tasks and questions designed to tease out and consolidate the relevant key concepts and knowledge necessary to tackle the summer exam. I have attempted to address the whole program of study in a creative and challenging way which gets the students to think and make the links between the characteristics of materials, making processes and production requirements relevant to the exam theme. It was also really important to me that the resource contains information to prepare students to confidently tackle a design task within the exam.
Made for the AQA Resistant Materials preliminary material research task in preparation for the exam. A page of development diagrams and tasks designed to prepare sudents to be able to describe in diagrams and words how to construct a task light using a variety of methods or approaches.
A resource for art teachers designed to introduce students to a range of basic techniques, processes and terminology about using paint and application methods. The resources contains a lot of clear, well presented visual resources and a detailed four page task booklet to guide and instruct students through each process and technique.
An introduction to photography using a D.S.L.R camera. Basic concepts such as exposure setting, aperture setting, and shutter speed are explained with clear visuals and text. Information is sometimes repeated using different combinations of text and images to assist understanding. The latter part deals with lens types using clear visuals to explain concepts such as focal length and lens uses or applications. There are two comprehension exercises about basic photography and lens concepts within this presentation for students to complete.
A Powerpoint presentation designed to prepare students for the impending unit one exam based on the theme of seating for public spaces for adults and young children. The resource explores and explains design process terminology from the purpose of a brief to evaluation with lots of visual examples and illustrations. The final page is an exam style task that follows the AQA assessment criteria.
A detailed guide to making text images from pictures using Adobe Photoshop text mask tools. A really useful resource for art, graphics and photography students. Includes instructions for enhancing text with shadows, embossing tools and other effects to make a text image really stand out. Lots of practical assistance and examples included.