Art

Year 7

‘Identity’

Students in Year 7 complete one eight week project in Art.

Students explore ‘My-Self’ through their research and development of ideas in response to their own identity. The work of Hundertwasser and other artists is used as a focus for their own investigation using a range of materials and art techniques to produce a painted response.

Our aim is to foster a sense of visual discovery and to develop an understanding of media and techniques.

Home learning tasks focus on observational drawing of facial features to support and develop classroom based learning.

Year 8

‘Culture’

Students complete one eight week project in Art.

Students explore the Culture through their research and development of ideas. Students look at the themes in Aboriginal Art to inform their own investigation using a range of materials and art techniques to produce a mixed media response.

Our aim is to promote the skills of line, form, pattern, colour, and shape in order to extend their knowledge and understanding, developing further students’ creative use of materials, skills and processes.

Home learning tasks focus on observational drawing of objects and ‘in the style of’ artist work to support and develop classroom based learning.

Year 9

‘The Natural and Man-Made World’

Students opt to have one lesson a week over the year.

Students explore the natural and man-made world through their research and development of ideas; themes include flowers, animals and mechanical forms. Students look at the work of Marcia Baldwin, Terry Bradley and the Steampunk genre to inform their own investigation using a range of materials and techniques to produce canvas and 3D work.

Our aim is to further promote the skills of line, form, pattern, colour, and shape in order to extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding, developing further students’ creative use of materials, skills and processes.

Home learning tasks focus on observational drawing of natural and man-made objects to support and develop classroom based learning.

Year 10 and 11

GCSE students follow an AQA Fine Art Course. The course offers students a unique vehicle for communication and self-expression, encouraging the ability to observe, select and interpret with imagination, knowledge, understanding and personal response. Students are taught how to use colour, line, tone, texture, shape and form using different approaches to recording images, such as observational drawing and photography.

Topics include Confectionery, Culture and Illustrated Selfie with a range of outcomes produced including drawn, painted canvas work, photoshop and 3D sculpture.

Home learning tasks focus on observational drawing to support and develop classroom based learning. Students also use home learning time to extend classroom based learning and meet coursework deadlines.

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