VISION

We believe that the art department plays an integral role in the development of our student’s creativity and artistic understanding. We strive to stretch our student’s intellect, imagination and allow them to reflect on their learning. As a department we encourage our students to be creative, solve problems independently, explore visual communication, explore the varied world of Art and experiment with both ideas and materials. We believe that art is more than how to hold a brush or use a pencil; it is an important form of expression and individuality that is showcased and celebrated throughout the school and wider community.

Year 11 Exam is on the calendar for 19th -21st March

 

YR7

Autumn Term

  • Baseline pencil drawing task
  • The Visual Elements
  • Abstract Extension
  • Sgraffito
  • Mixed Media

Spring Term

  • Prehistoric Art
  • Skills including pen, mark making,rendering
  • The Renaissance
  • Leonardo Da Vinci inventions

Summer Term

  • Skills including observational drawing, painting, oil pastel
  • Writing and Analysis
  • The invention of the camera (still life)
  • Photography
  • Impressionism

 

 

YR8

Autumn Term

  • Baseline drawing task
  • Skills Oil pastel
  • Expressionism
  • Still life
  • Skills collage

Spring Term

  • Cubism
  • Surrealism research
  • Skills painting
  • Surrealism
  • Photomontage

Summer Term

  • Photography
  • Skills including digital images
  • Pop Art
  • Printing

 

YR9

Autumn Term

  • Introduction to the course
  • Mini project to develop assessment objective of the exam board
  • Research
  • Writing about Art/Photography
  • Various skills

Spring Term

  • Introduction of artist
  • Working in the style of………
  • Printing
  • Various skills

Summer Term

  • Introduction to the main project
  • Drawing exercise
  • Research
  • Working in the style of…………
  • Further skill development

 

YR10

Autumn Term

  • Research
  • Analyse and Explore artist work
  • Working in the style of…………
  • Further skill development

Spring Term

  • Introduction of artist
  • Working in the style of………
  • Various appropriate skills to show an understand if artist being researched as well as developing relevant skills

Summer Term

  • Analyse and Explore artist work
  • Drawing exercise
  • Research
  • Working in the style of…………
  • Further skill development

 

YR11

Autumn Term

  • Planning and development of personal response
  • Refinement
  • Explore media to ascertain the correct direction for individuals artwork
  • Final outcome

Spring Term

  • Set task preparation to include
  • Research
  • Development of ideas
  • Refinement of ideas
  • Collection of relevant resources
  • Development of skills

Summer Term

  • Exam

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

 

YR9

Autumn Term

  • Introduction to the course
  • Mini project to develop assessment objective of the exam board
  • Understanding the camera
  • Explore the visual elements
  • Research
  • Writing about Photography
  • Various skills (photomontage, photo-weave, joiners)

Spring Term

  • Series of mini projects
  • Introduction of artist
  • Working in the style of………
  • Printing
  • Photoshop
  • Various skills

Summer Term

  • Introduction to the main project
  • Research
  • Working in the style of…………
  • Further skill development (darkroom)

 

YR10

Autumn Term

  • Main project further development
  • Research
  • Analyse and Explore artist work
  • Working in the style of…………
  • Further skill development

Spring Term

  • Introduction of artist
  • Working in the style of………
  • Various appropriate skills to show an understand of artist being researched as well as developing relevant skills

Summer Term

  • Analyse and Explore artist work
  • Drawing exercise
  • Research
  • Working in the style of…………
  • Further skill development

 

YR11

Autumn Term

  • Planning and development of personal response
  • Refinement
  • Explore media, approaches to ascertain the correct direction for individuals artwork
  • Final outcome

Spring Term

Set task preparation to include:

  • Research
  • Development of ideas
  • Refinement of ideas
  • Collection of relevant resources
  • Development of skills

Summer Term

  • Exam