Autumn 2 2017

Frame Structures

During Autumn 2, we will be designing, making and evaluating frame structures. We will understand what structures are and how to make them stronger, stiffer and more stable. We will experience measuring, marking our, cutting, joining, shaping and finishing techniques and generate ideas and designs focusing on the needs of the user and using annotated sketches to develop, model and communicate ideas. We will be able to order the stages of making; select and use appropriate tools and use finishing techniques including decoration. Finally, we will investigate and analyse a range of existing frame structures and evaluate our ideas and products.