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Unit: Unit 2:- Creative artisan skills from around the world 


Learning Outcome: LO1. I know artisanship in the world around me.

1. I can recognise differences in creative artisanship from around the world.

  • Differences in artisanship: e.g.

    • African: pottery/ceramics, wood/plant based work, clothing and textile work, parchment and paper crafts;

    • Arabic: pottery/ceramics, wood/plant based work, clothing and textile work, parchment and paper crafts;

    • Asian: pottery/ceramics, wood/plant based work, clothing and textile work, parchment and paper crafts;

    • South American: pottery/ceramics, wood/plant based work, clothing and textile work, parchment and paper crafts;

2. I can identify some of the creative artisan techniques from the around the world.

  • African: e.g. roulette pottery or clay carving, wood pyrography, fabric adire tie dye or batique, book binding;

  • Arabic: e.g. ceramic lusterware or tin glaze, wood inlay intarsia, felting or weaving, Coptic binding;

  • Asian: e.g. ceramic Glazing or mille fiore, wood lacquering or relief carving, textile block printing or embroidery, suminashi paper marbling or origami;

  • South American: e.g. pottery barro negro or talavera, basketry coiling or braiding, Navajo textile weaving, amate paper making;

1. I can list the steps in the making process to one creative technique from another culture.

  • From another culture: African, Arabic, Asian or South American.

Learning Outcome: LO2. I understand artisan careers in the global market.

3. I can identify some areas of employment for artisans in the global market place.

Employments as: Manufacturer; designer; creative advisor; buyer;
4. I can identify the job requirements for different artisan careers in the global market.

  • Job Requirements:

    • Qualifications: e.g. Diploma, Degree, Masters;

    • Experience: e.g. Computer software experience, experience in similar work environments, machine operation experience;

    • Skills: e.g. Languages skills, drawing/visual communication skills, creative skills.

    • Transferable skills: e.g. verbal communication skills, organisation skills/administrative skills, self-management skills.

2. I can discuss my future careers opportunities in the global artisan market. 

Learning Outcome: L03. I can identify some properties to materials 

5. I can list some of the optical properties to different materials.

  • Optical properties: colour, shiny, matt/dull, smooth, soft, textured, opaque, translucent;

6. I can identify the difference between resistant and non-resistant materials.

  • Resistant materials: woods, plastics

  • Non Resistant materials: fabrics, paper, clay, reed

3. I can select suitable materials for a design.

Learning Outcome: LO4. I can develop creative and original ideas in artisanship.

7. I can identify some of the idea generation techniques.

  • Ideas generation techniques: e.g. visual brainstorming/mind-mapping; SCAMER technique; group discussions; six thinking hats technique;

8. I can list some of the elements and principles of design.

  • Formal elements: e.g. Line, colour, shape, form, space, proportion, texture, tone;

  • Design principles: e.g. Repetition, balance, symmetry, emphasis, contrast, pattern, unity and harmony, variety.

1. I can develop a range of creative ideas, following the design process.

  • Follows processes of: Conducts sufficient research; generates own ideas using different techniques; follows appropriate design processes; considers elements and principles of design; selects appropriate creative techniques; completes a range of creative design sketches; solves own problems sufficiently; produce creative ideas; analyses design ideas; makes design decisions independent.

Learning Outcome: LO5. I know some technical design processes.

9. I can identify different types of technical drawings used to present ideas.

  • Technical drawings: Orthographic drawing, isometric drawing, perspective drawing, scale drawing.

4. I can match a suitable technical drawing technique to examples of artisan pieces.

Learning Outcome: LO6. I know how to follow the design process to produce a creative artefact.

10. I can identify some of the important areas to a design analysis.

  • Design Analysis: e.g. form and function; fitness for purpose; visual aesthetics; costings;

5. I can discuss my design ideas through a SWOT analysis.

  • SWOT – Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats: e.g.

  • Practicalities: fitness for purpose, form and function, appropriate materials, equipment and techniques; production timing and costs;

  • Aesthetics and innovation;

  • Viability for present and future global markets, considering cultural, social, economic, ethical and environmental issues.

2. I can produce graphical representations to communicate creative design ideas.

  • Graphical Representations:

    • Graphical e.g. designs show use of technical drawing techniques;

    • Design shows creativity and originality;

    • Materials and equipment needs are listed clearly;

    • Dimensions marked accurately;

    • Good aesthetical finishing e.g. colours and textural rendering.

3. I can follow the appropriate procedures to produce a  creative artefact safely.

  • Appropriate procedures: use accurate measuring; plans appropriate materials, amounts and costs; good organisation; solves own problems; finished to acceptable standard; produces a functional piece; has good standards; uses some skills; follows health and safety.

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