Students in Art 2 and Pre AP are busy making pottery for the annual Tea Pot Tournament! So far so good! I am really excited to see how these turn out in the end. We have a pretty girl of mix of classic forms,contemporary forms.
Some of my students the beginning of the year showed a big interest in wanting to learn about design wearable art such as fashion design costume design mask jewellery design and shoe design . So as the final project of the year I decided not to give them all one assignment that was the same but to give them two choices with in a major topic. Our topic, wearable designs.
To introduce this project I used Pinterest and showed students a variety of wearable art. We looked at recycled materials dresses, jewelry design ,fabric design, masks ,costume design, headdresses, shoe design, and fashion design. The students were told that they had to pick a major that they were going to have to apply to school for one of those majors. Then they had to find the best school in a place that they would want to be. They had to find out the tuition as well as how much somebody would make after graduation if they got a decent job.
I then walked around and had conversations with each of the students about what schools they were considering. Their answers were astounding many looking at the cost and trying to figure out if it was worth it to go to Parsons or to go FIT which was considerably less money but had just as good placement of jobs after graduation.
All of the majors had automatic admission except for jewellery design. Students have until Monday to apply to the jewelry design school. They have to submit sketches of their ideas. If they do not complete the sketches or if the sketches do not meet standards they are not accepted into the program and must make an alternative plan.
The reason why I chose jewelry design to be portfolio based was because the studio space was limited. This also is true to life . Sometimes you don't get into the major that you wanted.
Students have to show a genuine interest in making art jewelry because they're going to be using copper and nickel and brass and learning how to solder and how to use a jewelers saw/ coping saw to cut metal. They have to have a high work ethic because all of the skills they will be learning are new and can be tedious and frustrating.
No pictures yet.