My proposal is to create a scenic art resource to use as a teaching tool outside of the workshops and an online community for discussion and sharing of learning.
What will I learn from this project?
Help me to identify gaps in my students knowledge.
Using the database the students can identify materials, equipment and techniques that they haven’t come into contact with during the production periods. For example, a student is looking up primers for metal and comes across “Zinser 123” and think “Why is this be water based?” “What else can I use it for?”. The next we can go through these questions, if we have the paint in stock then pull it off the shelf and have a look. It promotes discussion and also arms the students with a little bit of knowledge and intrigue before they come into the paintshop.