The Cass Factory

Students from the Level 2 Diploma Art and Design course enjoyed a day out in February taking part in “The Cass Factory”.  The event is held by Cass at London Metropolitan University and led by Marianne Forrest BA Course Leader for 3D Design Department and Lecturer Heidi Yeo. This annual event facilitates students in FE and Sixth Form colleges to take part in practical skills workshops taught by current BA students at Cass. 

Students are given a guided tour of the Cass facilities and their range of BA courses in the arts explained.  Opportunities for progression from FE to HE are discussed and since 2 of the current BA students teaching workshops started their studiers at KCC chatting about experiences was both relaxed and informative.

Workshops included forging, water casting, jig wire constructing, soldering and textiles.  Each student took part in the range of activities to produce works which were then assembled and mounted inside skeletal cube structures also custom made by each student.  Finally all of the cubes were assembled to form a large sculpture which was displayed in the gallery window at the Cass building at Aldgate East opposite the Whitechapel gallery.