Art

Art & Design

Art Gallery

The fundamental aim of the Art department, is to promote the creative development of all students in order that they achieve their full potential. We are committed to offer the students the opportunity and experiences which are challenging, interesting and motivating. They are able to use their own interests, knowledge and experiences as a basis for development. We celebrate their achievements through exhibitions and competitions.

The GCSE course is geared towards the requirements and demands of the AQA GCSE syllabus. Pupils are encouraged to respond to starting points with their own individual and personal ideas which they are to develop through sustained and independent study to a suitable outcome. Pupils are encouraged to work using their own initiative, utilising the skills and practises of the previous years in order that they become fluent in the art making process.

The practises of conducting independent research and recording ideas are vital, particularly in preparation for the art exam. Both skills are to be undertaken regularly as part of directed homework’s and should be continued independently if pupils are to realise their full artistic ability.

Students will;

  • Display an exhibition of their work,
  • Submit their portfolio,
  • Present their sketchbooks containing all their homework, annotations and ideas,
  • Sit a 10-hour practical exam and include this final piece and its planning work in their exhibition.
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 “This course requires dedication and commitment and is very rewarding”

CURRICULUM

At KS3 all pupils are expected to research, experiment, explore and design ideas within their sketchbooks

Year 7 

 Pupils are expected to do (Drawing) (Mixed Media Collage) (Painting) (3D Construction)

SEVEN ART ELEMENTS

Understanding of then Art elements - Colour wheel, line, shape, space, tone, value and texture.

STILL LIFE  
OBJECT AND VIEW POINTS Looking at different artist’s representation. Still Life painting (Paul Giovonopolous) / Cubism.

CUBISM

 

SHARED VIEWS

Artist History, Aboriginal Painting / Story Telling.

Relief and Sculptures

ABORIGINAL ART

 
 Year 8 

Pupils are expected to do (Drawing) (Mixed Media Collage) (Painting) (Printing) (Sculpture)

PORTRAITS

Self image (Chuck Close)

Drawing skills/ Painting/ Grid Technique

ARCHITECTURE

Looking at architecture – (Guadi/ Huntervasser)

Utopia project 3D Buildings.

FLORA AND FAUNA 

LANDSCAPES

Dale Chiuly – Glass Artist (Colour)

Observational Drawings/ Painting & Mini sculptures

Shoe project (Manolo Blahnik)

 Year 9 

Pupils are expected to do (Drawing) (Mixed Media – Collage) (Illustration) (Sculpture)

SET DESIGN  

FOUNDATION PROJECT

Observational studies / mixed media

School Play –Backdrops.

DAY OF THE DEAD Mini project

AO1 – Developing Ideas through investigations – Artists

AO2 – Refine work / experimenting

AO3 – Record ideas

AO4 – Personal response.

GCSE Project 1(AO1)
GCSE Project 1 - Development (AO1 & AO2)

GCSE Project 1 - Development (A02 & AO3)

  Year 10  PERSONAL PIECE (AO4)

AO1 – Developing Ideas through investigations – Artists

AO2 – Refine work / experimenting

AO3 – Record ideas

AO4 – Personal response

 CONT. DEVELOP / REFINE PORTFOLIO (AO4)
GCSE PERSONAL PROJECT 2 (AO1)
GCSE PERSONAL PROJECT 2 (AO2)
GCSE PERSONAL PROJECT 2 (AO2 & AO3)
GCSE PERSONAL PROJECT 2 (AO3 & AO4)
Year 11 PERSONAL PIECE (AO4)  

AO1 – Developing Ideas through investigations – Artists

AO2 – Refine work / experimenting

AO3 – Record ideas

AO4 – Personal response

REFINE PORTFOLIO
EXAM PREP
EXAM PREP - 10 HOUR EXAM
REFINE / PRESENT PORTFOLIO

Enrichment

Art club is available to all students every lunch time. This can be utilised as a homework club or for any personal topics you would like to follow.

Students have the opportunity to take part in many internal and external competitions; DOT Art, Photography, CHET young Artist of the year, Archdiocese competitions, local Art competitions and our annual Art exhibition.

Useful links

www.tate.org.uk/kids

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/subjects/art-and-design.html

http://www.nsead.org/home/index.aspx

 

 

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What's Coming Up
Monday 21st Oct - School Play (rehearsals)
Tuesday 22nd – Thursday 23rd – School Play
Thursday 24th Oct - Year 11 Geography trip to Liverpool
Friday 25th Oct - 6th Form trip ‘Scarefest’ Alton Towers
Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November 2019 - Half term

 

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