Art

Year 7

Art

Key Stage 3 Art is taught on a carousel of two lessons per week for two terms.

In Year 7 we will investigate the question, ‘In what ways can we use Art to celebrate life?’

We will research and respond to art work made by Jose Guadalupe Posada and images from the Day of the Dead festival. Scholars will develop observational drawing skills, painting skills and 3D construction skills.

Year 8

Key Stage 3 Art is taught on a carousel of one lesson per week for two terms.

In Year 8 will investigate Wayne Thiebaud’s art work and be inspired by his paintings of cakes and confectionary.

Scholars will develop observational drawing skills and design skills, before making a ceramic sculpture of a cupcake.

Year 9

Year 9 Art is an Option and is taught for three lesson per week for six terms.

Terms 1 & 2: What are the Building Blocks of Art and Design? - Scholars will analyse how artists use the Formal Elements in their art work and apply these to develop their own observational drawing skills.

Terms 3 & 4: Who is Henry Moore? - Scholars will research and respond to the reclining figure sculptures of Henry Moore and also attend an exhibition of his work. The outcome of this project will be a semi-abstract figurative sculpture made from ceramic.

Terms 5 & 6: Who am I? - Scholars will explore a range of printmaking techniques as well as researching and responding to the art work of Tracey Emin, Egon Schiele and M.C. Escher.

Year 10

Year 10 Art is an Option and is taught for three lesson per week for six terms.

Terms 1 & 2: What lies beneath the Surface? - Scholars will explore and experiment with 2D materials, techniques and processes to create a wide range of surface qualities in their art work.

Terms 3 & 4: What lies beneath the Surface? - Scholars will research and respond to the work of artists such as Yinka Shonibare, Robert Rauschenberg and Terry Winters, then develop their own personal response to the theme of Surfaces.

Terms 5 & 6: Order and Disorder - We will visit the Saatchi gallery and focus on contemporary art practice. Scholars will make individualised choices of artists to research and respond to, before developing a personalised response to the theme of ‘Order and Disorder’.