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

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)

Some key skills being developed are:

·       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

Some key skills that will be developed are;

·       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

Some 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

Some 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

Some 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

Some 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

Some 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

Some 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:

Some key topics.

•                     George Clarke: Amazing spaces

•                     Interior Design

Some 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:

Some key topics.

•                     Skulls & Flowers

Some 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

Some 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:helenforbes@graceacademy.org.uk