Art Curriculum

Art Curriculum Provision

Year 7


Autumn Term

The Elements

  • Exploring different types of line to build confidence in drawing
  • Colour theory knowledge, colour schemes, use of tints and shades
  • Applying colour knowledge to create a Kandinsky style abstract painting
  • Learning how to create tone using different grades of pencils
  • Applying tone to a shape to give it 3D form
  • Understanding of texture and how it can be created
  • Artist study of Van Goghs sunflowers through collage and paint techniques

Mythical Creatures

  • What is a mythical creature? Students create own creature using photomontage
  • Sara Fanelli creature- experiments with magazine paper and own creature collage (Argus) in the style of the artist.
  • Animal skin patterns- wax resist, collage, pastels


Spring Term

Mythical Creatures cont.

  • ‘MONSTERS’ story book illustrations: Imaginative monster drawings and MONSTER lettering design
  • MONSTERS INC- Design own monster
  • Make and paint a clay monster

Pattern

  • Explore patterns from various cultures (ABORIGINAL, AFRICAN, AZTEC) through a variety of 2D media: oil pastel, paint, white on black, printing and collage.
  • Observational drawings of fish, wax resist patterns
  • Create a clay fish tile and decorate using patterns and colours researched
  • 3D bird sculptures inspired by Mark Hearld’s birds


Summer Term

Natural Forms (Textiles)

  • Primary observational drawing outside- focus on shape, line and pattern
  • Angie Lewin style drawing and chalk background mono-print
  • Textiles- Batik and embroidery using Angie Lewin style motifs


Year 8


Autumn Term

Op Art

  • Applying knowledge of colour theory and pattern making.
  • Research the work of Bridget Riley- create own version (painting)
  • OP ART CUBE- complementary colours, black and white
  • CUT PAPER COLLAGE-black and white, repeat patterns, mirror image, symmetry
  • Design a piece of optical illusion street art to be drawn on the ground outside with chalks

Project 2

Gaudi Mosaics

  • Research Gaudis architecture. Drawings of his buildings and features.
  • Explore mosaic techniques using 2D media and techniques, collage, wax resist, cut paper
  • Make a picture frame using mosaic tiles.


Spring Term

Gaudi Mosaics cont.

  • Make a card building sculpture: collaborative piece to build a city.
  • Design and make a clay building/sculpture inspired by Gaudis work

African masks

  • Research use of masks in African culture
  • Observational drawings of African masks developed into a painting using batik
  • Experiment with card, layering, cutting, 2D relief work
  • Design and make an African mask using cardboard techniques


Summer Term

Insects

  • Observational drawings of various insects using biro, scraper foil, pen and ink on book pages
  • Monoprint and block print of a beetle/spider
  • Wire sculpture of a dragonfly/butterfly


Year 9


Autumn Term

Recycled Art

  • Title page using recyclable materials
  • Michael Brennand-Wood- artist research page and decorated CD
  • 3D letter sculpture and pizza slices
  • Exploring the theme of carnival
  • Experimentation with newspaper and magazine techniques
  • Carnival costume piece using paper techniques learnt


Spring Term

Identity

  • ‘I am’ word collage using magazines and print outs of words
  • Portrait drawing- individual features and whole face
  • Frida Kahlo style portrait painting and decorated frame
  • Surrealist self-portrait collages using photographs and magazine images
  • Item of clothing to represent self- mixed media collage


Summer Term

Pop Art

  • Research Pop Art movement
  • Tom Wesselman style groceries still life collage using papers and found images
  • Comic art- Onomatopoeic word collages
  • 2D relief sculpture of a comic word
  • Andy Warhol style repeat images using Photoshop, mono-printing and screen printing
  • Romero Britto style portraits of celebrities using paint


Year 10

GCSE 3D ART AND DESIGN


Autumn Term

Unit 1: Portfolio

The coursework portfolio consists of at least 2 projects. The current project for year 10 is ‘FOOD’

Students will explore the theme of food through researching artists, developing ideas through image research, primary and secondary observational drawings and generating design ideas for final outcomes inspired by their research.

Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of materials and techniques such as mono-printing, screen printing, painting, mixed media collage, soft sculpture, mod roc and wire, card construction and ceramics.


Spring Term

Unit 1: Portfolio Continued

The coursework portfolio consists of at least 2 projects. The current project for year 10 is ‘FOOD’

Students will explore the theme of food through researching artists, developing ideas through image research, primary and secondary observational drawings and generating design ideas for final outcomes inspired by their research.

Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of materials and techniques such as mono-printing, screen printing, painting, mixed media collage, soft sculpture, mod roc and wire, card construction and ceramics.


Summer Term

Unit 1: Portfolio

Students will visit an art gallery and use their visit to inspire their second coursework project,

Students are encouraged to play to their strengths and develop their skills in ways that are personal to their specialist strengths in art and design.

 


Year 11

GCSE FINE ART


Autumn Term

Students will be given time to complete and improve on their coursework portfolio working to the assessment marking criteria.


Spring Term

EXAM PAPER

  • Students are given a presentation prepared by the art teacher relating to every exam question and the suggested artists for study.
  • Students explore ideas, research artists, experiment with materials and techniques and produce a series of 2D drawings and/or 3D sculptures preparation for the art exam, in relation to their chosen theme.
  • 10 hour practical exam to produce final outcome related to theme.


Summer Term

PERSONAL PROJECT

  • Students may design, develop and make a small project of their own choice.
  • Time will also be spent checking portfolio and ensuring all work meets the marking criteria.


ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Christmas Lunch 19th December
  • Christmas Assembly 18th December (Students Only)
  • INSET DAY 21st December
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