ATV Learning Outcomes
- LO1 Develop visual ideas to show a personal interpretation for textile-based work
- LO2 Demonstrate sensitivity in the translation and handling of colour
- LO3 Use a range of textile media and techniques to creatively develop design ideas
- LO4 Reflect upon your own learning experience in the context of your studies
I have certainly made progress from the beginning of the course. Of the learning outcomes I feel that my strength has been colour work. I have used a range of textile media, I haven’t been afraid to try new techniques and have really enjoyed experimenting as part of the adventure. I am making progress with self reflection by developing my critical thinking skills – everything is still very much work in progress.Making decisions is a sticking point, it is completely down to confidence, it has been fascinating how the psychology of the learning journey is bringing up barriers that I didn’t realise were still there (Being the only girl on my Industrial design course with a group of boy racers wasn’t easy)A revelation has been Rebecca saying on my last video tutorial that, we all see work differently and what one person doesn’t like, another person will. I do try to please, and must adopt a more personal approach, shift my thinking to a more honest expression of what I like in my work. The important thing is to record and reflect on my thinking more fully. I need more bottle! I should possibly avoid unicycles.I’ve had a good hard stare at the assessment criteria grid and tried to place myself in the appropriate box for each of the 4 categories….Demonstration of technical and visual skills– materials, techniques, observational skills,visual awareness, design and compositional skill (40%).•Quality of outcome– content, application of knowledge, presentation of work in acoherent manner, discernment, conceptualisation of thoughts, communication of ideas (20%).•Demonstration of creativity– imagination, experimentation, invention, development of apersonal voice (20%).•Context– reflection, research, critical thinking (20%).
I have some advice from feedback in earlier assignments that I need to act on before submitting for assessment, and some tweaks will need to be done for assignment 5. On the whole though I don’t feel that I’m in the Fail box area of the grid . I think that one of the difficulties of an online course is the lack of a bar to measure oneself against. I understand that giving examples isn’t a workable or desirable option, I would hate to feel channelled into a particular type of work. We are all individuals and all our work is different. There is a lot to be gained by working in the same room as other like minded folk though, and bouncing ideas around. I am going to try to fit some textile courses in as a way of opening up to sharing and brave the student forums when I can.
I do know that I have put in a lot of effort, and although I have work commitments to juggle, my time management can be improved. I am loving the journey and getting better all the time. I have learnt valuable new computer skills, and for my next course can hit the ground running with my learning log. I am not so scared of a sketchbook, that’s got to help!