Imaginative students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull have been exploring their skills and ideas for the Curiosity Box Exhibition.
BTEC Art & Design students were given the assignment as an artist to explore ideas, materials and processes across disciplines. They could deliberately combine different disciplines to exploit the qualities of materials and processes involved. Exploring how best to communicate their ideas through combining disciplines in fashion, illustration, photography, fine art & textiles. This unit encourages the learner to develop their own ideas and direct the production and display of the final work. The only restriction was to incorporate the box in anyway as part of the exhibition.
They used paint, textiles, papier-mâché, photographs and even wire to create their final pieces of artwork. The students were trying to get across a range of ideas in their exhibition, ranging from the notion of beauty to ideas around male mental health.
Art teacher Pam Basra commented:
“We had a small celebration of the students work this week, when staff from around the College met for the launch of this exhibition. It gave the students an opportunity to celebrate their achievements, while also explaining their inspiration for the work they produced. Everyone was amazed at the variety of the artwork on display and the students are to be congratulated for their exceptional work.”
As well as the BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design course, the College offers A levels in Fine Art, Graphics and Photography.
26 March 2018