Art

Arts Faculty

KS3

Curriculum Details

Year 7

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Mark Making

How Van Gogh used a variety of mark making techniques in his paintings.
How to create tone and texture using various mark making techniques.
How to apply watercolour paint correctly.
How to draw from direct observation.

    Design a title page that demonstrates various mark making techniques.
    Observational drawing of a boot.
    Draw an object using mark making techniques.
    Make sure that they have some basic art making equipment such as colouring pencils, watercolour paints etc. Take them to galleries, museums and other sites of cultural interest. Take an interest in their art and give them lots of praise and encouragement. Help them with homework that requires access to ICT. Check their planner for homework.

Colour

About colour theory and how to mix colours from the 3 primaries.
How colours relate to one another e.g. harmonious colours/complimentary colours.
How to create tone using paint.

    Produce a piece of art that demonstrates understanding of colour theory. Do an observational drawing in colour. Research the artist Sonia Delaney.

Pattern

How to draw a shell/natural form using the formal elements.
How to adapt these drawings into a motif for a repeat pattern.
How to use poly-printing technique to make a repeat pattern print

    Research images and objects on the theme of the sea for print motif. Research Art Nouveau patterns. To evaluate prints.

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

    The Children's Art Book available from Amazon. Ebay
    Catch-up club at lunchtimes in Art 2

Year 8

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Portraits

To learn about the proportions of the face. To learn how to draw accurate features and get an accurate likeness. To learn about the art movement, Fauvism and use the techniques to develop colour theory work from Year 7.

    Research images and objects on the theme of the sea for print motif. Research Art Nouveau patterns. To evaluate prints.
    Make sure that they have some basic art making equipment such as colouring pencils, watercolour paints etc. Take them to galleries, museums and other sites of cultural interest. Take an interest in their art and give them lots of praise and encouragement. Help them with homework that requires access to ICT. Check their planner for homework.

Gargoyles

To learn the techniques of ceramics/clay. To learn about the history of gargoyles. To learn how to distort, exaggerate and stylize.

    Research history and styles of gargoyles. Pencil drawing of a gargoyle. Design a gargoyle.

Pop Art

To practise still life and observational skills. To develop and stylise these using Pop Art influences. To learn about the Pop Art movement and the artists Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

    Still life observation of a group of food packaging. Collect food wrappers to bring in. Research Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

    The Children's Art Book available from Amazon. Ebay.
    Catch-up club at lunchtimes in Art 1 & 2.

Year 9

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Materials and Techniques

To draw from observation of natural forms. To experiment with a wide variety of materials and techniques. To Study the work of Georgia O'Keefe and Karl Blosfeldt and produce work in that style.

    Produce a piece of art that demonstrates understanding of colour theory.
    Do an observational drawing in colour.
    Research the artist Sonia Delaney.
    Make sure that they have some basic art making equipment such as colouring pencils, watercolour paints etc. Take them to galleries, museums and other sites of cultural interest. Take an interest in their art and give them lots of praise and encouragement. Help them with homework that requires access to ICT. Check their planner for homework.

Surrealism

To learn about the Surrealist art movement and the artists Salvadore Dali and Max Ernst. To learn how to juxtapose objects and images to create a surrealist effect. To learn basic Photoshop techniques.

    To gather examples of contemporary surrealist advertising. To plan a surrealist picture using the selected art history example. To research a surrealist artist of own choosing.

Indian Art

To learn about the art, patterns and textiles of India. To create motifs and develop these into intricate patterns. To simplify animal drawings into stylised motifs using a range of materials.

    Draw a picture of an animal of own choosing. Design 4 motifs based on animals. Research Indian art.

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

    The Children's Art Book available from Amazon/Ebay.
    Catch-up club at lunchtimes in Art 1 & 2.

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