Processfreaks supports teaching and learning in art, design and media.

A collaboration between educators, experts and practitioners. Processfreaks explores key aspects of the art, design and media learning experience.

There are resources to help with the planning and teaching art, design and media courses and assessing student work. The Learning section is written to enable students to stretch their skills and access learning materials independently. A focused Progression section presents practical advice on preparing for moving into Higher Education or employment. All of the resources are flexible and can be adjusted to suit different learning environments.

Teaching

Teaching art, design and media is challenging and rewarding and we aim to help you deliver enriching learning experiences.

We are motivated by the values that learning is the key to a better future. We  want to help you deliver creative courses that will reinforce the enjoyment of learning and develop positive engagement with learners. Whether you want to find something specific or just keep up to date with developments.

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Learning

Ideas for developing practical and critical thinking skills.

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Drafting traditional media work digitally

Drafting traditional media work digitally

The beauty of computers is that you can undo and redo whenever you want. You don’t have to be afraid when experimenting and trying something new. This resource looks at how computers can help students doing practical work like illustration, painting and other specialisms.

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Mark making made simple

Mark making made simple

Painting is one of the bedrocks of art and design. Learning about the potential of what paint can do can open many doors to expressing yourself. This resource looks at ways you can develop your understanding of the kinds of marks and textures you can use to help express ...

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Inspiration

We think it helps to share ideas, case studies, and examples of best practice.

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Progression

We want all learners to succeed to the best of their potential.

Whether a learner is at the start of their education, or about to take the step into University, the Progression section has tips and ideas to help with planning at any point in that process. There are articles including; ideas for preparation, presentation, interview techniques, applications and writing personal statements.

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