Welcome to the M.A.D.E. (Year 7) department
Here at Hove Park School we have a new and unique way of teaching the creative and kinaesthetic subjects previously known as Design Technology and Art.
Year 7 students will now have a weekly whole-day workshop in which they will work on a series of creative projects that teach and develop the skills of Making, Art, Design and Engineering. Each project day involves exploring, designing and making. From each workshop day students will produce an outcome to keep.
Each of the workshop days will be united by a common theme and you will find that the initial research aspects of each day and the on-going homework project will build a better understanding of how each project will relate to one another.
Our first theme in September was M.A.D.E. in Brighton. Every Year 7 student went on a visit to key areas of Brighton that informed their work in school. The second theme is M.A.D.E. in the style of… where each week students explore the work of artists, designers and craftspeople from the local area as well as the big names to inspire their work. As spring arrives the theme will change to Recycling and in the summer term we will be exploring Nature.