On Wednesday 30th of January the year 12 BTEC Art group participated in a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to help generate ideas for their Alice In Wonderland project.

The students are all working towards a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Art and Design and have to work to briefs that simulate real industry experience. In this instance, students are designing a book cover for Lewis Carroll’s famous story.

All students had the opportunity to use the potter’s wheel to create their own cup for the tea party which was decorated with paints and glazes to reflect the nature of the story.

All of the students fully participated with costumes and activities leading to interesting, successful outcomes. Even Miss Anton came along and joined in with a Mad Hatter’s hat!


October 5th, 2013

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On the 6th March, 3 students currently studying at Central Bedfordshire College came to speak to year 12 art students about the course and the college. They explained how degree level study is different to what the students currently experience and what they could expect from HE and FE. All 3 students had come to the foundation degree course though different routes so the year 12 class were able to benefit from their combined experience.

The group showed some sketchbooks and explained the types of projects, trips, workshops and visits they had practiced on their course. All of the ASAD students were shocked to see the amount of work completed in just 12 weeks! The students then stayed to offer advice and guidance to the year 12 class about their future options and their current artwork.

This was a valuable experience for year 12 and one I hope they have felt the benefit of. At least 25% of the class are planning on going on to further study in creative subjects so this has helped to clarify their paths.

Many thanks to Megan Cox, Annabel Evans and Karen Flecknell from Central Bedfordshire College and well done to the class who used the time well to glean as much information as they could.

October 5th, 2013

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