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NHC ART STUDENTS GET RESOURCEFULLY CREATIVE DURING LOCKDOWN PROJECT

Published on March 19, 2021

During the challenging times of lockdown, North Hertfordshire College Level 1 Art students demonstrated great passion and enthusiasm for their Carnival Project, adapting well to working from home.

The carnival project looked at the heritage of Carnival – its different forms around the world, the design and construction of costumes and how important movement is to carnival. Students were set a challenge at home to work with the materials they had available to them, ensuring their final 3D outcome fit the brief.

Whilst some art materials were posted home, students also found lots of different, fun and creative ways of working. Creative solutions included using paperclips for wire, lolly pop sticks and everyday household kitchen materials such as tin foil and bin bags.

Great alternatives such as old toys and teddy bears were used rather than a traditional wooden mannequin. Some students followed their own interests, including Lego 3D construction and making adult size clothing.

Students photographed their final projects which are featured on an online gallery that you can view here.

Natalie Steptoe, Level 1, Design & Media course team leader at NHC, said:

“The challenge at home was to work with the materials the students had available to them, ensuring their final 3D outcome fit the brief. Meeting the ‘problem solving’ assessment criteria was perfectly achieved at home! All in all, brilliant personalised learning.”

Level 1 Art, Design and Media student, Alieu Shaw said:

“I loved making my costume and getting phone calls at home to help me with my home learning.”

Level 1 Art, Design and Media student, Guinever Thompson said:

“I enjoyed designing the costumes and the relaxation of sewing. I developed my knowledge of pattern cutting skills at home.”

Artwork by Jihan Attar

Art and Design Students Lockdown Project

Artwork by Alieu Shaw

Art and Design Students Lockdown Project

You can view all of the students’ artwork here.

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