From writing my dissertation on the subject "Can you Teach Art and Design Onscreen?" I discovered that art and design is better off being taught in a traditional manner. So for my final major project I decided to make a teaching tool that could be used in a traditional art and design classroom.
The 7ft Timeline was designed to get art students to actively engage with their subject and research. So the timeline was designed to be visually exciting and different from normal text based timelines in the hope that it would attract young visual people.
The 7ft timeline has three categories which are Graphic Design, Current Events and Popular Culture. Current Events and Popular Culture were added to show how the arts are influenced by what is going on in the world. All of the illustrations have been drawn by hand by myself and the headings for each event is hand drawn as well. Some of the illustrations are on a larger scale than others to show the impact of that event on everyday life.