CLEAPSS DT - Supporting practical work in science, technology and art


Projects - Art and Design
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Clocks
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The clock project is a popular activity in secondary D&T, allowing for a level of creativity in the design of the face or stand, whilst using a bought in movement.

Faces or stands are usually made from sheet material, which are then shaped and painted or finished to achieve the chosen design.

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Y8 clock using multi materials
CD packaging
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Graphic products often involve creating a package for an item. This project covers the activity of making a CD cover using card, printed with a design and cut and folded.

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Packaging for a CD
3D printing
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Additive manufacturing is a popular activity in schools, with the advent of relatively cheap 3D printers.

This project covers the use of a desktop 3D printer, using PLA filament, extruded through a heated nozzle.

The same safety considerations should be borne in mind when using other 3D printers, or rapid prototyping machines.
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Making items using a 3D printer
Painting and drawing
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Producing a piece of artwork, such as a painting or drawing should still have an associated risk assessment. The materials below cover the practice of producing a painting or drawing, but also some other things that should be taken into account, such as the mounting of the image on a board.
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A triptych of a sketch, painting and pastels