Art and Design

 

Art Department Aims

The Art Department aims to give students confidence in their own creative abilities and self-expression in a wide range of media and disciplines.  Students also study a wide range of artistic styles and movements, individual artists, designers, and art in a range of cultures.  Specialist terms and techniques are also studied. As a department, we believe wholeheartedly every child and young person is given the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts irrespective of natural ability and background.


Key Stage 3 (Year 7 - 9) Art and Design Curriculum Overview

 
Autumn - Year 7 - Mark Making

Artists/cultures/styles - Alberto Giacometti, Nuba Tribe, Cy Twombly

Skills/Techniques
Base line drawing test- Composition, detail and shading/tonal techniques (Gradient, Crosshatch, Circulism)
Mark Making
Zooming in/enlarging
Page Layout/Grid design
Pattern design
Mixed Media
Proportion Lines
Facial detail
Scribble Technique
Layering/Overlay

Spring - Year 7 - Colour Theory

Artists/cultures/styles - Sonia Delaunay, Kandinsky, Gabrielle Raaf, colour field

Skills/Techniques
Base line drawing test- Composition, detail and shading/tonal techniques (Gradient, Crosshatch, Circulism)
Imaginative drawing
Grid technique
Geometric Design
Mixed Media
Colour Blending
Water colour techniques (Viscosity, bleeding, layering, texture application)
Acrylic Techniques (Viscosity, Pointillism, Gradients, Tints, Stipple)

Summer - Year 7 - Close-Up

Artists/cultures/styles - Boyle Family, Michael Craig Martin, Ernest Haekle

Skills/Techniques
Base line drawing test- Composition, detail and shading/tonal techniques (Gradient, Crosshatch, Circulism)
Mixed Media
Colour Mixing
Colour Blending
Wax resist
Layering
Zooming in/enlarging
Water colour techniques (Viscosity, bleeding, layering, texture application)

Autumn - Year 8 - Comics

Artists/cultures/styles - Jon Burgerman, Kieth Haring, Tim Burton, Jack Teagle

Skills/Techniques
Drawing, shading and tonal techniques (Gradient, Crosshatch, Circulism)
Scribble Technique
Colour blending
Block colour
Back lighting
Proportion lines
Facial features/expression
Imaginative drawing
Poster design
Colour bleeding
Composition

Spring - Year 8 - Natural Forms

Artists/cultures/styles - Georgia O'Keefe, Betty Busby, Karl Blossfeldt, Leonardo Da Vinci

Skills/Techniques
Drawing, shading and tonal techniques (Gradient, Crosshatch, Circulism)
Colour blending
Wax resist
Oil pastel printing
Copy paper printing
Chine Colle Printing
Water colour techniques (Viscosity, bleeding, layering, texture application)
Coffee ageing

Summer - Year 8 - Masks and Culture

Artists/cultures/styles - African and North American Indian

Skills/Techniques
Drawing, shading and tonal techniques (Gradient, Crosshatch, Circulism)
Grid technique
Zooming in/enlarging
Imaginative drawing
Art narratives
Symbolism

Autumn - Year 9 - Oriental

Artists/cultures/styles - Katsushika Hokusai, Yuko Shimuzu, Japanese culture

Skills/Techniques
Drawing, shading and tonal techniques (Gradient, Crosshatch, Circulism)
Oil pastel printing
Copy paper printing
Composition
Layering
Colour Blending
Lettering design
Water colour techniques (Viscosity, bleeding, layering, texture application)

Spring - Year 9 - Pop Art

Artists/cultures/styles - Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton, 1950s/1960s American Culture

Skills/Techniques
Drawing, shading and tonal techniques (Gradient, Crosshatch, Circulism)
Acrylic painting (Viscosity, Gradients, Tints, Stipple, Block)
Collage
Mixed media
Colour Blending
Composition
Layering
Final piece development

Summer - Year 9 - Urban Art

Artists/cultures/styles - Banksy, Soulful Creative, Graffiti/Hip-Hop culture

Skills/Techniques
Drawing, shading and tonal techniques (Gradient, Crosshatch, Circulism)
Colour Blending
Composition
Layering
Tagging
Character design
Lettering design
Stenciling
Final piece development



Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) all students follow the AQA Art and Design course.

Students are taught in mixed ability groups and begin building unit 1 of their portfolio from September year 10 and complete in December year 11. Unit 1 equates to 60% of the Art GCSE.
Unit 2 starts from January in year 11 and is worth 40% of their overall grade. It is an externally set task (by AQA) and is completed with a 10 hour final piece exam in May.

Examination Courses

Subject Title:Board:Subject Code:Qualification:Course DetailsCourse Specification

Fine Art

AQA8202GCSE (9-1)Link to Course DetailsLink to Course Specification


Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11) Art and Design Curriculum Overview:
Year 10 (3 projects) Natural forms, masks and culture, independent project
Year 11 (2 projects) Mock exam project (Sep-Dec), externally set exam (Jan-May) 

Autumn - Year 10 - Natural Forms

Artists/Cultures - Adonna Khare, Leonardo Da Vinci, Karl Blossfeldt, Suzanne Olive, Georgia O’Keefe

Spring - Year 10 - Masks and Cultures


Artists/Cultures - African masks, Day of the Dead, North American Indian, Aztecs and Inca

Summer - Year 10 - Personal Project


Artists/Cultures - Student to negotiate project with teacher

Autumn - Year 11 - Mock exam project


Student to negotiate project with teacher

Spring - Year 11 - Externally set task


Student to select 1 of 7 externally set projects