Art / Photography

Art / Photography

     Departmental Intent
A broad and balanced curriculum which produces well rounded and informed members of society who can achieve outstanding academic success.

A curriculum that meets the needs of all and improves over time, refined and owned by a reflective and professional staff body.

YEAR 7
YEAR 8
YEAR 9
YEAR 10
YEAR 11
YEAR 7

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title: Formal elements:

 

Students will understand & be able to skilfully use, line, tone, shape & form.

Topics Include:

 

  • Tonal Shapes (AP1)
  • Artist research: Vincent Van Gogh (AP2)
Key Skills Being Developed:
  • Pencil shading
  • Refinement of presentation
  • Line
  • Tone
  • Shape & Form

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: Formal Elements:

Students will understand & be able to apply; tonal colour, texture & pattern.

Topics Include:
  • Tonal colour
  • Texture
  • Pattern
Key Skills Being Developed:
  • Colour blending
  • Mark making
  • Colour
  • Mixing
  • Colour tones
  • Cool & warm tones

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title: Perspective & 3D Dreamcatchers:

Students will understand and demonstrate perspective drawing techniques & a range of 3D skills.

Topics Include:
  • Perspective
  • 3D Dreamcatchers
Key Skills Being Developed:
  • 3D Shapes
  • 2- & 3-point perspective
  • Card relief
YEAR 8

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title: Sweets:

Students will understand & be able to skilfully use a range of media to draw & analyse artists work

Topics Include:
  • Sarah Graham
  • Tone
  • Pencil, Biro & Fine liner
Key Skills Being Developed:
  • Tonal Study
  • Tonal experiments
  • Biro
  • Fine liner
  • Artist page
  • Refinement of presentation

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: Sweets:

Students will understand & be able to explore a range of mark making media.

Topics Include:
  • Zentangle
  • Printing
  • Colour blending 
Key Skills Being Developed:
  • Poly printing
  • Zentangle
  • Printing experiments
  • Colour blending

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title: 3D Sweets:

Students will explore a range of media & 3D Art.

Topics Include:
  • Claes Oldenberg
  • Artist tonal study
  • Torn paper collage
  • 3D sweet design
Key skills being developed:
  • Collage
  • Tone
  • Artist research
  • 3D sweet design
  • Paper mâché
YEAR 9

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title: Portraits:

Students will learn to draw proportionally using a variety of methods.

Topics Include:
  • Identity
Key skills being developed:
  • Tone
  • How to draw facial features
  • Applying tone & tonal shading
  • Grid technique
  • Measuring techniques & draw in proportion
  • Portrait drawing

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: Identity:

Students will develop their observational drawing skills as well as exploring a range of media.

Topics Include:
  • Still life
  • Tonal colour
Key skills being developed:
  • Oil pastel transfer
  • Biro & Ink
  • Water colour
  • Collage
  • Drawing from objects
  • Composition & layout

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title: 3D Architecture/interiors:

Students will develop their 3D skills in Art using a range of techniques, including drawing to scale, modelling & interior design.

Topics Include:
  • George Clarke: Amazing spaces
  • Interior Design
Key skills being developed:
  • Artist research
  • Collage interior space
  • Tonal study
  • Card relief
  • Scale
  • Modelling

 

 

YEAR 10

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title:

Skulls & Flowers – Students will explore the theme Skulls & Flowers in a range of media as part of their coursework.

Topics Include:
  • Skulls & Flowers
Key skills being developed:
  • Mind mapping
  • Observational drawing
  • Media experiments
  • Oil Pastel
  • Biro
  • Collage
  • Artist research
  • Artist studies
  • Traditional & contemporary artists

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title:

Skulls & Flowers – Students will develop a final piece of art for their theme ‘Skulls & Flowers’.

Topics Include:
  • Analysis
  • Final outcomes
  • Plan composition
Key skills being developed:
  • Composition
  • Planning

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title: Coursework:

Students will explore a chosen theme in a range of media as part of their coursework.

Topics Include:
  • Refining skills
  • Developing themes & ideas
  • Independent Artist research
  • Experimentation
  • Media exploration
YEAR 11

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title:

Coursework – Students will develop a final piece of art for their chosen theme.

Topics Include:
  • Refining skills
  • Developing themes & ideas
  • Independent Artist research
  • Experimentation
  • Media exploration

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title:

Coursework & Exam Set task – Students will explore a chosen theme, in a range of media, as part of their Exam piece.

Topics Include:
  • Refining skills
  • Developing themes & ideas
  • Independent Artist research
  • Experimentation
  • Media exploration

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title:

Exam set task – Students will develop a final piece of art for their chosen theme.

Topics Include:
  • Refining skills
  • Developing themes & ideas
  • Independent Artist research
  • Experimentation
  • Media exploration

KS4 Qualification Information

Course Title: Art & Design: Fine Art/Photography/3D design

Exam Board: OCR

Examination Description:

For More Information Please Contact The Head Of Department: Helen Forbes Email:helenfobes@graceacademy.org.uk