Textiles students collect visual inspiration at Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium

Posted on September 02, 2021

Recently the Year 12 Macleans College Textiles students went on a school trip to Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium.

This was in order to collect visual resources for the start of their external NCEA. The outcome was many photos of the sea life were taken, even the Wobbegong Shark, a brown mottled Australian carpet shark, who made an appearance as usually it burrows into the sand and is camouflaged. The venue provided a vast array of ideas and images for the students.

Once back at school the students printed off their photos and collated their sketches to create the start of their external portfolio. This initial source enabled the students to develop and create designs using parts and shapes of the images they collected. This will be used for ideation and ongoing expansion of the work required for this external assessment, now being carried out during lockdown.