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Unit: 2. Creative artisan skills from contemporary and global influences


Learning Outcome: 1. I know how external factors influence artisanship in the global marketplace.

1. I can identify cultural differences in specific artisan areas.
Cultural differences in specific artisan areas:
-African: e.g wood carving, weaving, batik, tie dye;

-Indian: e.g. metalwork (Bidriware, Dokra), textiles (banjara, ikat, narsapur), stone carving; jewellery;
-Chinese: e.g. ceramics (porcelain), paper crafts, woodwork (lacquerware), bronze work;
-South American: e.g. textiles knits and weave (Mexican wall-hangings), ceramics/pottery, woodwork and basketry (musical instruments), jewellery;
-Arabic: e.g. textile and leatherwork (Persian rugs), Morocco metalwork/engraving, carving stone/plaster (stucco), wood inlay (Taracea).  
2. I can identify how external factors have influenced present artisan trends.
External factors (PESTLE analysis): Political, Economic, Social,  Technological,  Legal, Environmental.
Artisan trends: e.g. design style, production methods, materials, equipment, sustainability, economy, consumer demand, technology.
1. I can discuss how external factors might develop artisan areas in the future.

Learning Outcome: 2. I can understand artisan careers in the global market.

3. I can outline how to make a successful artisan business in the present global market. 
Successful artisan business: e.g. product/service choices, branding, marketing, market research, consumer demand, SWOT analysis.
4. I can identify the job requirements for a range of 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. Language 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: 3. I know the characteristics and properties in materials and equipment. 

5. I can outline how contemporary artisan practice has impacted the environment.
Impact on the environment: e.g. Consumptions, wastes, use of natural recourses, by-products, quantities, size, materials, fuels, energy. 
6. I can outline the characteristics and properties of modern materials and tools used in an artisan discipline.
-Artisan Disciplines: Pottery/ceramic, wood/plant-based, jewellery/beadwork, stonework, glassware, clothing/textiles, metalwork, parchment/paper;
-Characteristics and properties: e.g. Flexibility, insulator/conductor, malleability, compression, tension, elasticity, toughness/durability, optical/aesthetical qualities, ergonomics, fitness for purposes.
3. I can explain the different options to reproduce an artefact.
Options: materials, equipment, techniques that could be used.

Learning Outcome: 4.  I can develop creative and innovative ideas in artisanship.

7. I can outline how idea development techniques in the design process can improve innovation.
Idea development techniques: e.g. Visual brainstorming, storyboards, SCAMER technique, attribute listing, reverse thinking, collaborative discussions, two hats technique, mock-up modelling, analysing and reflecting. 
8. I can describe the elements and principles of design in examples of artisanship.
Formal elements: e.g. Line, colour, shape, form, proportion, texture, volume;
Design principles: e.g. Repetition, balance/symmetry, emphasis, contrast, pattern, unity and harmony, variety. 

1. I can develop a range of creative ideas safely, following the design process.
Ideas show considerations to: Current trends, PESTLE analysis, elements and principles, fitness for purpose, appropriate techniques, materials and equipment;
Follows processes of: Conducts sufficient research; generates own ideas using different techniques; follows appropriate design processes; solves own problems sufficiently; produce creative ideas and make independent design decisions.

Learning Outcome: 5. I know the design and production processes.

9.  I can outline the uses of current technologies available.
Current technologies:
- 3D printers;

- laser cutters;
- computerised presses;
- rapid prototyping;
-CAD/CAMs software: e.g. Inventor, 3DS max, Cinema 4D, Photoshop, Sketch up. 
4. I can discuss the impact of developing technologies on the future of artisanship.
Impact: e.g. Skills, production methods, production timing, costs, business, careers, sustainability, market, quality, quantity. 
10. I can outline how to prepare different planning documentations for production.
Documentation: Design specification documents, technical drawings, dimensioned plans, materials and equipment costing sheets, health and safety risk assessment.

Learning Outcome: 6. I know how to follow the design processes to produce innovative and sustainably viable artefacts.

5. I can discuss my design ideas through a SWOT analysis.
SWOT analysis:
-Practicalities/fitness for purpose;

-Appropriate materials, equipment and techniques;
-Aesthetics, innovation and sustainability;
-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 digital software and graphic techniques;
-Creativity and innovation shown;
-Materials and equipment needs listed;
-Dimensions marked accurately;
-Aesthetical finishing e.g. Colours and textural rendering. 
3. I can follow the appropriate procedures to produce a range of creative artefacts safely.
Appropriate procedures: Use design specification sheets; accurate measuring; plan appropriate material amounts and costs; good organisation; solve problems; competently finished; functional pieces; good standards; use learnt skills; follow health and safety.

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