Esme Potter Gold Unit 1: Part A

Arts Award Gold Qualification Specification:

  •  identification of a main art form/practice and development of skills within a new art form
  • ◗  development of new arts pathways
  • ◗  understanding of the relationship of their own arts activity to current arts practice
  • ◗  a new piece of art work or arts practice
  • ◗  sharing the new work
  • ◗  how to collect feedback and evaluate their overall development

This could include:

  • ◗  details of their main art form/practice
  • ◗  details of the new art form/practice and why they have chosen it
  • ◗  a skills development plan
  • ◗  evidence of working with a practitioner experienced within the new art form or arts practice
  • ◗  evidence of progress
  • ◗  evidence of the new work
  • ◗  evidence of sharing the new work
  • ◗  feedback from others
  • ◗  a final review, including reflection on the new skills developed and the influence they have had on their main art form/practice

My art form and why I chose it: ______


I first started with fashion when I was 8 yo and began creating my own products and clothing. When i was 10 yo I began fashion designing, and have been continuing since. For my GCSE I did a textiles project where I had to create a garment for an evening based on a culture, I chose Japan and created a dress with my own pattern. I’ve been doing photography on and off for the last couple of years. I started A-level photography course. I did not complete it but I learned a lot from it. And later learned lighting techniques.

Generating Ideas

30 Stunning Fashion Photography Images for Inspiration
I chose this one because of how the light reflects off the model and it having a monochrome look.
Top 100 Fashion Photography Trends in July

I chose this image because of the light and the uses of it.

The greatest fashion photography hits of Thierry Mugler | Design | Agenda |  Phaidon
I chose this image because I like how the outfit interacts with the background.

Movement – Annabel Christian
I like this photo because of the use of movement in it.

Color-Rich Fashion Photography : Colorful Fashion Photographs

I selected this image because of the contrast and the use of colours, her skin, clothing, the earrings, the background and the fruit.

Fashion Photography History | Fashion Photography Trends
I chose this one due to the use of light and close ups.

Weekend Fashion News Alert: Layoffs at GQ, Irving Penn Retrospective,  Target Closes Stores, and “Homme Less” Available on iTunes

Art Work Practice

My Strengths and Weaknesses

My project plan

To collect research I will:

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To plan, practise, and prepare for my project I will:

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To create my project I will:

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To evaluate the success of my project I will:

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How my project will use my strengths

How my project will develop my weaknesses

Evidence of Progress

Learning Project

Details of the practitioner I worked with

Details of the project completed with the practitioner

Skills I wanted to develop with this mini project

Preparing for the New Work

Specific research and planning – Learning new skills

Shopping / Visits / gathering materials etc.

The Plans

Creating The New Work

Creation and ongoing evaluation

Overcoming Challenges

Editing / Post Production

Photographing the Work

Click here to see my online exhibition!


Feedback surveys and reaction from others

My Evaluation of this project

How I used my strengths

How I improved on my weaknesses

Unit 1 – Part B

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