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Art in Year 7

 

Purpose of the year

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

What students will learn

 Landscapes

Artists studied include

Curriculum Cymreig

Welsh artists including Martyn Evans,

Paul Peter Piech & Ogwyn Davies.

Landscapes / Identity

Evaluations of Landscape research.

Introduction to portrait artists including Dean Russo, Van Gogh & Picasso.

Identity

Create a self-portrait inspired by artist research and use of new media. 

Key assessments

Drawing skills and use of line, tone and texture.

Tonal range and watercolour.

Painting skin tone and self-portraits.

Shading and tinting.

Use of colour primary, secondary complementary.

Tints and shades.

Using colour to lighten and darken colour. Happy, sad, hot and cold colours. Use of shapes and colour in artists studied


 

Portraiture, line, tone and texture.

Tonal range and watercolour.

Painting skin tone and self-portraits.

Shading and tinting

Key vocabulary:

15 essential words for students to be able to spell, explain and use

Line, tone, texture, tonal range, watercolour, painting, skin tone, self-portrait, shading, tinting, layering.

 

Colour, primary, secondary complementary, tint, shade,

happy, sad, hot and cold colours, tertiary, hue

Abstract, realistic, elongated, shading, tone, colour.

Skills

Literacy tasks for each artist. Landscapes drawing and painting skills being developed throughout sketchbooks.

Literacy tasks for each artist. Portraiture drawing and painting skills being developed throughout sketchbooks.

Producing different style portraits.

 

Final portrait for all pupils presented on A3 paper.

Additional Resources

 

All pupils will have the opportunity to develop new media and create work using iPads using apps, and ICT technology.

Our aim is for pupils to create a digital footprint of some of their work by creating an E portfolio in addition to an A4 sketchbook.

Pupils will use a range of media including watercolour paints.

 

How parents can help

 Pupils need basic art equipment: an HB pencil, a variety of colouring pencils

Extra-curricular opportunities & visits

 

Art Club

Homework expectations

Homework is set for each artist.

Art in Year 8

 

Purpose of the year

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

What students will learn

Flora & Fauna  

 

Artists studied include Henri Rousseau,

Lucy Arnold & Jason Vincent Scarpace.

Observational drawings of fish inspired by research of Scarpace artist.

Flora & Fauna / Cultures

 

Create a collage fish using a variety of media to create texture, repeat pattern using ICT based on artist Arnold.

Cultures

 

Pattern in Cultures including Egyptian art & North American pattern positive and negative. Blending colours, designing patterns and using them. Producing positive and negative. Producing and designing 2D into 3D.

 

 

 

 

Key assessments

Drawing skills and use of line, tone and texture.

Tonal range and watercolour.

Painting animals and their environment. Shading and tinting.

Use of colour primary, secondary complementary.

Tints and shades.

Using colour to lighten and darken colour. Use of shapes and colour in artists studied, shapes & texture.

Designing and producing a Egyptian art piece use of colour and pattern. Use of blended colours and positive and negative patterns

Key vocabulary:

15 essential words for students to be able to spell, explain and use

Camouflage, layering, line, shape, texture, observational studies.

Texture, colour, shape, pattern.

Hieroglyphics, tomb, pattern, line, symmetry.

Skills

Literacy tasks for each artist. Flora & Fauna drawing and painting skills being developed throughout sketchbooks.

Literacy tasks for each artist drawing and painting skills being developed throughout sketchbooks.

Literacy tasks for each artist drawing and painting skills being developed throughout sketchbooks.

Additional Resources

All pupils will have the opportunity to develop new media and create work using iPads using apps, and ICT technology.

Our aim is for pupils to create a digital footprint of some of their work by creating an E portfolio in addition to an A4 sketchbook.

Pupils will use a range of media including watercolour paints.

How parents can help

Pupils need basic art equipment: an HB pencil, a variety of colouring pencils

Extra-curricular opportunities & visits

Art Club

Homework expectations

 

Homework is set for each artist

Art & Design at GCSE

Why choose this subject?

Art and Design encourages you to visually express your creativity, to develop your own unique style and to appreciate art history and culture. It allows you to investigate your senses to create responses to the visual world; develop your critical thinking skills, aesthetic awareness and your ability to take calculated risks; achieve confidence and stimulate your creativity and imagination.

What will the course cover?

  • Painting: acrylic/watercolour/multimedia
  • Drawing: pastel/pencil/colouring pencil/oil pastel
  • Printmaking: poly-print/screen/lino/mono
  • Three Dimensional Design: ceramics and sculpture
  • Textiles: silk and batik
  • Digital Photography
  • Computer Aided Design

How is this course assessed?

Coursework structure: 60%
3 or 4 projects over three years.
Two mock exams and a final exam
Art club to help you with your coursework
Exam: 40%
10 hours over 2 days with 6-8 weeks preparation time

What can this course lead on to?

Art college: 60% choose art-related A-levels and courses

Careers such as artist, architect, graphic designer, 3D designer, textile fashion, car designer, web designer, typographer, illustrator, computer game designer, advertising, film making, cartoonist… to name but a few.