Subject challenge

Choose from the challenges below, click one one to read more. we’ll be ‘judging’ every Friday and picking our favourites for our gallery.

#animation

Found Objects Animate small found objects in a way that reveals invisible ties between them. Ties could be rigid, fluid, elastic, positively and negatively magnetic.
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#architectural design technology

Built Environment : Make a collection of photographs or drawings of buildings and structures in your area, and for each image name the architectural features present and try to identify the materials used.
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#architecture

A capital for my hometown : Do some research on ‘column capitals’ throughout the centuries and continents, from Corinth’s acanthus capital  to Washington’s corncob capital , from Persepolis’ Huma-bird capital  to the capitals of London’s Storm Water Pumping Station .
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#artist designer: maker

Flight in motion:  Make an object that flies or moves in air currents. Draw the way the object flies  (try and capture the movement in a drawing). Document the drawing and the object together.
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#ceramics

How is that made? : Choose an object a day and find out how it was made, from cups to tables, beds to taps. Find out what processes and skills were required in its making.
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#fashion

Silhouettes in Isolation - 3D exploration : Rummage around your house and salvage as many objects as possible i.e. cardboard boxes, old clothes, mops, chairs, hula hoops… it could be anything! Whilst searching consider print, colour, texture, text, surface etc.
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#fineart

Minimal Monumental Sculptures, Abstracting from Your Environment:   You will need:Cardboard box(s) Scissors or a craft knifePaint (acrylic or house paint)A brushA pencilGlue (glue stick, PVA) Preparation: Flatten out your...
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#graphics

Lockdown Letterforms : Explore your immediate environment and find letterforms that naturally occur. Look closely to find letters hidden within everyday objects or in your gardens, from the negative spaces of kettles handles to the natural shadows...
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#illustration

Memory Drawing:  Collect some intersting and everyday objects from your home, place them on a tray, or a small table or a piece of blank paper and spend some time with them and looking at them. Pick them up and handle them, think about...
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#interiors

Lockdown light drawing : Take a piece of paper (A4?) fold in half and then in half again. You’ve made a little book! Choose a room or space in your lockdown environment that has a natural light source e.g. window, roof light, half glazed d...
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#MasterofResearch

Master of Research in Art & Design Grass:   a dash of ecology and a pinch of epistemology. Find a patch of unmown grass.Don’t accept the idea that one word can describe a whole rainforest.Take a photograph with your mobile camera o...
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#photography

Photo Path : Go on a short walk, inside or out, take a series of photographs (colour or black and white) of interesting things you see along the way (e.g. the ground, sky, walls, details, objects, textures). Take each shot at equal intervals,...
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#product

Smart Object: Select an everyday object (mug, notebook, pen, chair etc). Think about what it could do if it was a `smart` object. Give a name to your smart object. List all the functions that it does. Sketch how it looks after getting smart. Think...
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#textiles

Join the Dots - Patterns : Use the dots template supplied as a starting point, or experiment by making your own.(experiment with random or more geometric distribution of dots, spaced out or closer together to see the difference in outcomes-...
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