Presentation on theme: "The School. Project aims - 1.Introduce students to visual language 2.Highlight photography as a communication tool 3.Develop compositional understanding."— Presentation transcript:
Project aims - 1.Introduce students to visual language 2.Highlight photography as a communication tool 3.Develop compositional understanding 4.Develop project work 5.Learn good practice and management methods of photographic practice 6.Develop PR, Marketing and Project Management skills through planning and executing professional exhibition
Brune Park Community College Project overview The project proposal consisted of three elements 1.To teach the students about visual language and constructed photography - this would allow me to work with the students collaboratively to produce a series of constructed images. I then submitted these images for my photography degree. 2.Secondly I delivered further practical sessions on photography and theoretical sessions on visual language. As part of these sessions the students began to formulate their own project and I gave tutorials to help the students develop their ideas. 3.The students had to produce work for and organise a professional exhibition to be held at the Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth. For this element of the project I liaised with the Suzanne Lewis of Portsmouth Education and Business Partnership, and Amy Lloyd the Educational Co-ordinator at The Aspex Gallery. 4.Funding was secured through The University of Portsmouth through the Professional Practice programme. Students are given the opportunity to pitch for funds up to £1000. Through my pitch I secured the maximum funding available.
Project Outcomes 23 of 24 Creative and Media studies Diploma students showed work at the exhibition 15 of the 23 showing artist/students chose photography, 3 created clay sculptures, 2 produced a video installation while 3 created 3D sculptures. The opening of the exhibition was attended by in excess of 100 guest All the students were extremely proud of what they had achieved. At the opening the students were activity and confidently talking to guest about the work they had produced. The work produced was submitted as a module for the Creative and Media studies Diploma, many of the students achieved A and A* grades for the module. Working in this cross functional way helped me to secure the sponsorship and funding that enabled the students to deliver a professional and successful exhibition.