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Curriculum Intent  Art and Design

The KS3 Art and Design curriculum is designed to offer access to a range of art and design styles such as: modern, abstract, landscape, impressionist and art from different cultures, which students explore within topics including colour theory, mark making, architecture and portraits. These topics provide opportunities for students to be creative and experiment with a range of materials and skills including drawing, painting, sculpture and printing. To enable students to leave the classroom with more confidence and independence than when they arrived, lessons will build on drawing, painting and making skills with techniques increasing in difficulty each year, revisiting knowledge and understanding collected throughout KS3. Through engagement with these tasks, students will develop communication skills, social skills, confidence and adaptability skills; and, above all, independence which will help them in their future education pathways and careers.

The KS4 Art and Design curriculum is designed to continue to offer access to a range of art, craft and design styles such as: abstract, pattern based artwork, sculpture and 3D work and the art from different cultures, which students explore within topics including Human Forms, Portraits, Mark making, Natural Forms. These topics provide opportunities for students to experiment and take creative risks with a wider range of materials and skills including drawing, painting, sculpture and printing building and developing their knowledge and understanding from KS3. To enable students to leave the classroom with increased confidence and independence than when they arrived, lessons will continue to build on drawing, painting and making skills with techniques increasing in difficulty and revisiting knowledge and understanding collected throughout KS3 enabling students to have the time to show progress through the developing quality of their work. Through engagement with these tasks, students will further develop communication skills, social skills, confidence and adaptability skills; and, above all, independence which will help them in their future education pathways and careers.

Curriculum Content

 

Year 7

During the first term, students will be learning about the colour wheel by recognising the primary and secondary colours and understanding the different combinations of colours needed to mix a full colour wheel.

To access this, students will develop an understanding of mixing, blending, shading and controlling water colour paint. Students who have an understanding of using water colour paint and mixing colours, will develop their mixing skills further by using pencil crayons.

During the second term, students will be learning about mark making, pattern and texture by recognising the similarities and differences between the work of different artists.

To access this, students will develop an understanding of how to use a range of patterns to create visual texture by controlling the tone and pressure when using pencil, pen, pencil crayon and water colour paint. Students who have an understanding of using collage, card and other materials will create a card relief piece that transfers their drawn marks (visual texture) into a relief card piece (tactile texture).

During the third term, students will be learning about making a multi layered block print and creating a clay relief tile. To access this, students will develop an understanding of how to use a range of tools and techniques to create visual and tactile texture, by controlling the pressure when using these tools with clay and on a print block.

Students who have an understanding of using printing ink will create a multi layered print that transfers their drawn marks (visual texture) onto a piece of paper (visual texture) and will draw additional patterns into their collagraph print using pencil crayons.

Year 8

During the first term, students will be learning about the key colours, patterns and structures in Hundertwasser’s work. To access this, students will develop an understanding of mixing, blending, shading and controlling oil pastel, developing their skills with pencil crayons and water colour paints by combining the two techniques in layers.

Students will use their own research and resource sheets, developing their understanding of the paintings and buildings of Hundertwasser as well as developing their oil pastel skills.  Students who have an understanding of using oil pastel and mixing colours will develop their drawing skills further by using pencil to create patterns in layers over their oil pastel work.

During the second term, students will be learning more complex mark making techniques, by recognising the similarities and differences between the shapes, forms and decoration of different structures. To access this, students will review and embed an understanding of how to use a range of patterns to create visual texture, by controlling the tone and pressure when using pencil, pen, pencil crayon and oil pastel.

Students who have a developed understanding of using these materials will go straight on to use collage, card and other materials to create a card relief piece that transfers their drawn marks (visual texture) into a 3D relief card piece (tactile texture) after creating a design drawing in the style of Hundertwasser.

During the third term, students will be learning about making a tonal, textured collagraph print and creating a 3D clay tower. To access this, students will refine their understanding of how to use a range of tools and techniques to create visual and tactile texture by controlling the pressure when using these tools with clay and on a print block. Students who have an understanding of using printing ink to create a tonal, textured collagraph print that transfers their drawn marks (visual texture) onto a piece of paper (visual texture), will paint additional colour and patterns into their collagraph print.

Year 9

During the first term, students will be learning about the key colours, patterns and structures in the work of Basquiat, Jimoh and Kimmy Cantrell. To access this, students will refine their skills and understanding of mixing, blending, shading and controlling oil pastel. Their skills with pencil crayons and water colour paints will be further developed by combining the two techniques in layers and re visiting their shading and blending techniques from y7.

Students will use their own research and resource sheets developing their understanding of the meanings of the paintings of Basquiat, as well as developing their oil pastel skills.  Students who have a well-developed understanding of using oil pastel and mixing colours, will develop their drawing skills further by using pencil to create patterns in layers over their oil pastel work and experimenting with graphite sticks.

During the second term, students will be learning more complex painting, designing and presentation techniques, by recognising the similarities and differences between the shapes, forms and decoration of different faces, skills and portraits from a range of cultures.

To access this, students will further develop understanding of how to use a range of patterns to create visual texture by controlling the tone and pressure when using pencil, pen, pencil crayon and oil pastel as well as experimenting with acrylic paint. Students who have a developed understanding of using these materials will go straight onto creating a detailed design drawing, combining the styles of at least two of the artists studied and to include comments about where their inspiration came from.

During the third term, students will be learning about making a layered coloured and textured lino print and creating a 3D clay head. To access this, students will further refine their understanding of how to use a range of tools and techniques to create visual and tactile texture, by controlling the pressure when using these tools with hollow clay forms and on a print block.

Students who have an understanding of using printing ink to create a layered colour, textured print that transfers their drawn marks (visual texture) onto a piece of paper (visual texture) will develop extra detail on their print using biro shading.

Year 10

During the first term, students will be learning about the Human Form in art through researching a range of artists and sculptors. Students will analyse and comment on the similarities and differences of their research in the form of drawings and written opinions.

To access this, students will develop an understanding of a range of styles for drawing and sculpting figures and further develop their drawing and making skills with a wide range of wet and dry materials.

Students who have an understanding of these materials will further develop their 3D making and decorative skills when making their practise clay figures.

During the second term, students will be experimenting with pattern and texture by recognising the similarities and differences between the work of different artists.

To access this, students will develop an understanding of how to use a range of patterns to create visual texture and tactile texture by using collage, block paint, glazing and a range of tools with skill and control. Students who have an understanding of using these materials will be encouraged to combine these materials, considering the technical processes involved- such as firing times.

During the third term, students will be learning about making a multi layered painting or drawing and creating a large scale acrylic painting inspired by the work of the artists they have studied. To access this, students will develop an understanding of how to use a range of tools and techniques to create textural drawing and painting by controlling pressure when using a range of tools.

Students who have an understanding of using acrylic paint, to create a multi layered painting, will draw additional patterns into the surface of their paintings and drawings to show a connection to the artists they have studied.

Year 11

During the first term, students will review the printing techniques they have used in KS3, including reviewing making a layered coloured and textured print using a range of techniques.

To access this, students will further refine their understanding of how to use a range of tools and techniques to create visual and tactile texture by controlling the pressure when using these tools on a print block.

Students who have an understanding of using printing ink to create a layered colour, textured print that transfers their drawn marks (visual texture) onto a piece of paper will develop extra detail on their print using biro shading and water colour paint, as well as creating different paper backgrounds using a range of paper and natural forms.

Students will draw from natural objects and use the work of printer Angie Lewin to develop a single print and a repeating pattern.

 

In the second term, students will complete their examination project. This is the ‘terminal’ (end of unit) project set by the exam board. It is given to students at the earliest opportunity in January and comes in the form of seven different themes.

Students will choose ONE theme and create a project around it, including research, drawing, experimentation, development of ideas and a final piece.

The final piece will be completed in a 10-hour practical exam, where students must work completely independently in exam conditions.

The exam sessions are usually scheduled directly before or after the Easter break.

 

For the final term of year 11: When the exam sessions are completed, students have a very limited amount of time to add to their coursework before it is handed in on May 1st.

 

GCSE Course Details

 

Qualification

GCSE Art and Design, Art, Craft and Design

Exam Board

AQA

Syllabus Details

Art and Design syllabus

(Art, Craft and Design- 8201C coursework/8201X exam project- ESA Externally Set Assignment)

Link to Exam Board Website

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

Assessment Details

60% coursework (3 coursework projects)

40% final exam practical project (ESA Externally Set Assignment)

Coursework Details

3 projects:

  • Human Forms
  • Portraits
  • Natural Forms

Recommended Course Books

N/A

 

Suggested Websites

Year 7

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z9bbk2p/revision/1

https://www.mensaforkids.org/teach/lesson-plans/introduction-to-color/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9kmhyc

http://www.hockney.com/home

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/explore/who-is/who-david-hockney

 

Year 8

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z9bbk2p/revision/1

https://www.mensaforkids.org/teach/lesson-plans/introduction-to-color/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9kmhyc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7NjPX4EMo0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedensreich_Hundertwasser

https://kidzfeed.com/hundertwasser-facts-for-kids/

 

Year 9

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/guides/z9bbk2p/revision/1

https://www.mensaforkids.org/teach/lesson-plans/introduction-to-color/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9kmhyc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7NjPX4EMo0

https://www.studentartguide.com/articles/sketchbook-ideas-and-portfolio-presentation

https://www.pinterest.co.uk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Michel_Basquiat

http://www.basquiat.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimoh_Buraimoh

http://www.buraimoh.com/

https://kimart.com/

 

Year 10

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/alberto-giacometti-1159

https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/niki-de-saint-phalle-1890

https://www.lowry.co.uk/lowry-biography.html

https://www.annesophiegilloen.com/

https://www.grenomj.com/

https://www.behance.net/NIELL

 

Year 11

https://www.angielewin.co.uk/

http://www.stjudes.co.uk/

Enrichment Opportunities

The Art department runs a variety of enrichment activities during each year, including:

  • Trips to Art Galleries and Museums
  • Artists visits to school
  • Art and Design competitions
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