Age: 7-10 morning and afternoon sessions – giving you more choice!
Product design is an area that rewards those who take risks, challenge conventional thinking and design products that surprise and delight. Would you like to make a product from beginning to end? Would you like to learn how to design, manufacture, advertise and develop creative flair?
This course will explore how your designs can become reality, working on a variety of projects like a headphones wrap and wearable technology. Learn how to use CAD software and manufacturing equipment such as the laser cutter and 3D printer. This course is perfect for students wanting an understanding of design and manufacturing processes, as well as a chance to be creative!
In order to try and manage the risks in this course, pupils will have their own ‘area’ with a basket of equipment which won’t have to be shared, any equipment which must be shared will be wiped down with antiseptic wipes when there is a change of user and any large equipment will be operated by the tutor/assistant tutors and regularly wiped down with antiseptic wipes.
Melissa Hall is currently a teacher of Design and Technology at The Perse and came into teaching from a career in the creative industry. She has worked in various creative roles, most recently luxury Fashion Design, after completing a graduate scheme at Harrods. With a degree in Design and CAD, she completed an industrial placement in The Netherlands working alongside Iris Van Herpen, specialising in fusing technology and traditional couture craftsmanship.