Task 1 - Design ideas

Produce a folio with a minimum of six thumbnail visuals/design ideas to use in the making of samples. Sample and experiment with a range of materials and techniques using traditional and non-traditional tools and equipment.

Sampling and experimenting to include:


  • use a range of tools and equipment relevant to the craft eg measuring tools, cutting tools, brushes, mark making tools, easels, drawing boards, cameras, computers, printers, studio equipment for glass, ceramics, wood, bookbinding, calligraphy, basketry or jewellery
  • use at least four of the following materials eg paper, card, drawing materials, colouring materials, adhesives, glass, clay, glazes, wood, cane, rush, willow, metal, stones
  • calculate quantities of materials required
  • prepare materials for sampling eg mixing colours, cutting, surface preparation
  • use the following techniques eg drawing, application of colour, mark making, cutting, shaping, patterning, image manipulation, application of decorative techniques
  • explore the potential of materials and processes where there is no known outcome.

Samples must show the use of colour, line and texture in a variety of ways. Include samples and/or visual records of the designs and sampling undertaken.

Candidates should not be limited to the list of materials and techniques mentioned above in their experimentation.

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Unit 102: Using sampling techniques for 2D and 3D work


Provide evidence which includes:

  • a brief note of how the materials, tools and equipment were used, including care requirements
  • the health and safety considerations that were taken into account
  • a brief evaluation of the techniques and sampling to include strengths and weaknesses of the process and results and lessons learned from the experimentation.

Supporting evidence