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Art

Time Allocation: Students study Art for one 1 hour period per week in Year 7 and two 1 hour periods per week in Year 8

Grouping: For Art, two form groups are split into three mixed ability teaching groups to facilitate practical lessons

Course Content: During KS3, students will develop their understanding of the main concepts that underpin the study of Art, as well as learn the processes which are essential to enable progress to be made. The content which will be covered is as follows:

 

Year 7

Year 8

Autumn

Students will investigate Art history and develop their key making skills.

 

Pupils will:

-Learn about the art and craft of the Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Byzantine and Celtic cultures through discussion, research and written analysis.

 

-Explore the potential of drawing and mark making, water colours, mono printing and clay through independent experimentation and teacher support.

 

-Produce experimental and traditional drawings, paintings, prints and clay relief tiles. Evaluate their work.

 

Students will investigate the theme of the ‘Grotesque’ with reference to work of Leonardo da Vinci, The Lord of the Rings films and architectural gargoyles.

 

Pupils will:

-Learn how artists have manipulated the human form to convey new meanings and altered forms through discussion, research and written analysis.

 

- Explore the potential of observational drawing, monoprinting and ceramics through independent experimentation and teacher support.

 

-Produce 3D clay outcomes with direct reference to artist’s research and ongoing design development. Evaluate their work.

 

Spring

Students will investigate how to convey information in a Self Portrait

 

Pupils will:

-Learn about artists who have produced different types of portraits (e.g. Lowry, Le Brun) which express emotion.  Develop an understanding of proportional techniques and three dimensional form.

 

- Explore the potential of line, tone and colour through independent experimentation and teacher support.

 

-Produce  their own self portrait showing emotion.

Evaluate their work.

Students will investigate  Op Art and the Illusion of Movement by:

 

Pupils will:

-Learn about artists who have produced Op Art such as Bridget Reilly and Victor Vaslery, understanding how mathematical principles have been employed in composition.

 

-Explore the potential of pattern and contrast to create the illusion of movement through independent experimentation and teacher support.

 

 

-Produce short films and still images of their Op art and Illusion of Movement outcomes. Evaluate their work.

 

Summer

Students will complete an Artists’ Analysis Booklet by:

 

-investigating a range of artistic styles

-increasing their understanding of both modern and contemporary art

-creating their own versions of the chosen artists; for example, by examining the Benday dot system employed by artists such as Roy Lichtenstein  and apply it to their work; using computer generated images to recreate the work of Patrick Caulfield or Michael Craig Martin.

Students will complete an Artists’ Analysis Booklet by:

-investigating a range of artistic styles

-increasing their understanding of both modern and contemporary art

-creating their own versions of the chosen artists; for example, by examining the diverse drawing style  employed by artists such as Picasso and Studio Ghibli and apply it to their work; using computer generated images to recreate the work of Andy Warhol and other Pop artists.

Assessment:

Formal Assessment:

Students will be awarded a level for 2 final realisations each term as well as ongoing teacher diagnostic feedback for homework and classwork.

Homework:

Homework is set every week in accordance with the homework timetable and targets set following assessment of these pieces.