3D Design has replaced Design & Technology at Caterham. The new 3D Design course allows for more creativity and a broader spectrum of outcomes, which include furniture design, interior design, product design, lighting and jewellery. GCSE and A-Level students study 3D Design as part of the endorsed AQA Art and Design syllabus.
A wide range of skills, knowledge and understanding in design, along with the process needed to realise ideas in three dimensions, are covered from the First Year onwards. All projects have a strong design element, which is researched, developed and realised by each student independently. Presentation skills, both in 2D and 3D are introduced, including the use of computers for both design and manufacture.
The department is based around two multi-purpose workshops, where hand and machine tools are used in the production of outcomes, and a new CAD/CAM computer room which is equipped with a computer controlled Laser Cutter, flat bed router and vinyl cutters, which are all widely used throughout the year groups.
GCSE and A-Level 3D Design is run in the same format as the Fine Art course, with pupils completing several projects over the course of two years. All projects are based on general themes, with work centered around personal research and development in both sketchbooks and on display boards.
Ben Wilkinson BA (Hons) Head of 3D Design, Head of Lewisham House
Ben Joined Caterham in 2006 in order to spearhead the transfer of Design Technology into 3D Design and help it become an integral part of the faculty of Art and Design. Ben is still a practicing designer, something he has continued to do since graduating from Leeds Metropolitan University with a BA (Hons) in 3D Design (Furniture) in 1997. His work to date has ranged from bar furniture to office suits but his latest designs have all been lighting instillations for central London bars and clubs.
Collette Pateman BA (Hons) Teacher of 3D Design
Collette joined Caterham School in 2008 as a teacher of 3D Design. Between 2004 and 2007 Collette taught 3D Design at Croydon High School, helping to develop and promote it as a new subject at the school. As a graduate of Glasgow School of Art where she studied for her BA (Hons) in Silversmithing and Jewellery, Collette's specialism is in jewellery making. As a practicing designer and maker, Collette continues to produce work for private commissions.
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