Purposeful creativity – a special school project developing sculptural designs

Created by Jayne Stillman

What was the school trying to achieve?

BESD pupils are often characterised by lack of self-esteem and confidence, displaying a resistance to working outside safe personal paradigms. However, if they manage to fully embrace new ideas their focus and energy can be unrelenting. In Year nine many pupils lack confidence in their drawing ability and developing ideas. Most have limited experience in working with resistant materials in an artistic context. Design involving resistant materials is a crucial element of their GCSE coursework.

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