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Fine Art

Fine Art

The curriculum will equip students with the ability to

Generate ideas: Pupils generate and develop their own original ideas. Pupils develop personal and creative responses through diverse opportunities to generate original ideas in a variety of ways and to use different media and processes.

Make: Pupils to make their own work and to use materials and techniques purposefully. Pupils respond thoughtfully and act with purpose to develop skills, selecting and controlling suitable tools and systems with increasing proficiency to achieve intended outcomes.

Evaluate: Pupils evaluate, understand and improve their work. Pupils review, think about and discuss their own work and the work of others, develop a critical and technical vocabulary relevant to art, craft and design.

Knowledge: Pupils acquire knowledge and understanding of the world of art, craft and design. Learn about, research and explore relevant and significant artists, craftspeople, architects and designers to inform their creative thinking and the development of their own creative practice, informing their outcomes and signposting to career and vocational paths.

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
  • Line
  • Shape & Form
  • Formal Elements – Artist Research
  • Van Gogh artist replica
  • Refinement of presentation

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: Formal Elements: Students will understand & be able to apply; tonal colour, texture & pattern.

 

Topics Include:
  • Colour
  • Mixing
  • Warm and cool tones
  • Texture & Pattern

 

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title: Perspective & 3D masks– Students will understand and demonstrate perspective drawing techniques & a range of 3D skills.

 

Topics Include:
  • Perspective
  • 3D Shapes
  • Plan either a 2-point or 3-point perspective name
  • Create perspective name using the formal elements
  • 3D Masks - Day of the dead

 

YEAR 8

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title: Formal Elements:  Sweets,Catch-up topic - Perspective

 

Topics Include:
  • Sarah Graham
  • Tone
  • Pencil, Biro & Fine liner
  • intro to art expectations - about me
  • perspective names
  • colour pencil blending

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: Formal Elements: Sweets

 

Topics Include:
  • Zentangle
  • Printing
  • Colour blending
  • Poly printing
  • Zentangle
  • Printing experiments
  • Colour blending

 

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title: 3D Sweets

 

Topics Include:
  • Claes Oldenberg
  • Artist tonal study
  • Torn paper collage
  • 3D sweet design
  • Collage
  • Artist research
  • 3D sweet design
  • Paper mâché

 

YEAR 9

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title: Portraits:

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Identity
  • How to draw facial features
  • Applying tone & tonal shading
  • Grid technique
  • Measuring techniques & draw in proportion
  • Portrait drawing
  • watercolour experiments
  • watercolour eyes

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: Identity:

 

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

 

TERM 3

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

 

Topics Include:
  • George Clarke: Amazing spaces
  • Artist research
  • Collage interior space
  • Tonal study
  • Card relief
  • Scale
  • Modelling
YEAR 10

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title: Skulls & Flowers- Workshop techniques 

 

Topics Include:
  • Skulls & Flowers
  • Mind mapping
  • Observational drawing
  • Media experiments
  • Chalk and Charcoal
  • Biro
  • Collage
  • Artist research and analysis
  • Artist studies
  • Traditional & contemporary artists

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: Natural Forms- Developing and refining skills  

 

Topics Include:
  • Observational drawing
  • Media experiments
  • Artist research and analysis
  • Artist studies
  • Plan composition
  • Composition
  • Planning
  • Developing ideas

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title:Coursework Portfolio (from own theme)

 

Topics Include:
  • Refining skills
  • Independent Artist research and analysis
YEAR 11

TERM 1

Unit(s) Title: Coursework Portfolio (developing ideas from own theme)

 

Topics Include:
  • Continue to develop ideas
  • Artist replicas
  • Media experimentation
  • Refining ideas
  • Presentation techniques 

TERM 2

Unit(s) Title: Exam Set task (choosing a theme from the exam paper and developing a new project)

 

Topics Include:
  • Introduce exam paper
  • Select theme from exam paper
  • Mindmap ideas
  • Recording observations
  • Media experiments
  • Artist research and analysis

TERM 3

Unit(s) Title: Exam set task (choosing a theme from the exam paper and developing a new project)

 

Topics Include:
  • Refining skills
  • Creating outcomes
  • Selecting and refining work
  • Presenting Portfolio for assessment and moderation

Course Title: Fine Art

Exam Board: OCR

Examination Description: Non Exam Assessment. Component 1: Personal Portfolio Component 2: Set Task.

For more information please contact the head of department: Jennifer Price/Helen Forbes

Email: Jenniferprice@graceacademy.org.uk / Helenforbes@graceacademy.org.uk