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Year 10 Art & 3D Design trip to the New Designers 2019 show

‘Great design shapes the human experience, and new perspectives push us forward. Join us for creative exchange, collaboration and to celebrate the future of design’

On Thursday 27th June the Art & 3D students set off to the New Designers show, it was full of disruptive thinking, ambitious ideas and fresh approaches, it presented the work of 1,500 hand-picked graduate design talents from around the country.

Week one showcased

  • Textiles & Fashion
  • Costume Design
  • Jewellery & Precious Metalwork
  • Ceramics & Glass
  • Contemporary Design Crafts

We were all blown away by the amount and quality of work we saw, it was incredible. In year 11 the students will develop their personal projects and it was great for them to talk to graduates to find out about their inspiration and their processes, alongside looking through their sketchbooks and portfolios and learning about the different degrees in art you can take including; Fine Art, Surface Design, Fashion Design, Costume Design, Textiles, Jewellery, 3D Design, Ceramics, Illustration, Animation, Product, Industrial and Spatial design, Graphic Design, Photography, Motion and Digital arts to name but a few.

From Rosemary, year 10 Art Scholar

On Thursday 27th June, we met at East Croydon heading off for the New Designers Exhibition in Islington, ready for a day that promised a wealth of design from fashion to lampshades.

Going around the centre in small groups, we could talk to a range of up and coming designers about their work and how they made it, providing valuable inspiration for our 3D course. The main section of the building was home to predominantly fabric design with the upstairs balcony area holding an abundance of glass and clay pieces alongside fashion.

One highlight was the incredible performance costumes from the Edinburgh College of Art with outfits for characters from Cruella DeVil to Aslan, as well as Freya Snow’s beautiful woodland textile scenes.

It was definitely a valuable day, helping us to see the broad range of achievable techniques that we can use in their exam pieces next year.

Mrs Smith

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