Art and Design

Head of Subject: Mr G. Leaver

 

Subject overview:

KS3 Art and Design is a two-year course designed to engage, inspire and challenge students, providing them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Students use sketchbooks to record, research, refine and present their ideas and combine these techniques to produce informed and exciting personal works in clay, pastel, paint, print and mixed media.

 

Year 7:

Autumn Term: Develop a basic understanding of the formal elements through the theme of ‘Natural Form’. Record observations and ideas in sketchbooks exploring the elements of line, colour & tone.

Spring Term: Strengthen the Basic Skills topic by using a range of materials and techniques to increase their proficiency in the handling of materials. Create work in mixed media based on ‘Medieval Art’.

Summer Term: Explore and record the use of ‘Symbols, text and urban imagery’. Analyse and evaluate the work of others to strengthen their personal link. Ink, prints & paintings.

 

Year 8:

Autumn Term: Develop an understanding of culture and art whilst recording appropriate ideas and observations. Investigation to inform a meaningful 3D final piece.

Spring Term: Demonstrate analytical and cultural understanding through artist research based on the theme of ‘Surrealism’. Develop personal ideas that build on contextual studies.

Summer Term: Record how nature and culture influences pattern and 2D design. Develop and refine use of materials, design processes and presentation skills.

 

Key Stage 4:

AQA GCSE Art and Design
click here for Key Stage 4 course details and guidance

 

Post-16:

AQA A-level Art and Design
click here for post-16 (sixth form) courses and information

 

Useful information / weblinks:

www.aqa.org.uk

www.studentartguide.com

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