Curriculum

Curriculum

Art

Department Staff

Mr A Hewitt                   Subject Leader for Art

Miss S Colley                  Teacher of Art (Part Time)

Introduction to Key Stage 3 Art

"Art is made to disturb, science reassures". Georges Braque

When the artist George Braque said this, he was implying that the function of art is to shake up and challenge the established way. Without this challenge nothing changes. Art is therefore a primary force for change, whether that is simply in the way things look or the way in which we look at the world.  We hope to train our students to be the ‘changers’ of the future. We do not believe that ‘being good at art’ is something you are born with. We believe that anyone, under the right circumstances, can learn the skills needed ‘to be good at art’.

Topics students will study

In Year 7 you will learn basic drawing skills, such as drawing with different media, sketching out a drawing using simple measuring techniques and using shading to make objects look 3D. You will be shown how to handle paint in a controlled way. You will be taught about colour and how it can be used. You will be introduced to printmaking and clay-work. You will make drawings, prints, paintings and sculptures.  You will keep a sketchbook.

In Year 8 you will build on your previous year to get better at drawing, painting and sculpture. You will learn how to use perspective in drawing; you will use computer art programmes to manipulate images.  You will use stencils to make screen-prints. You will produce clay sculptures. You will look at artists such as Shauno, Gwan Osang, Andy Warhol and computer game artists. You will paint large portraits. You will keep a sketchbook.

In Year 9 you will look at Banksy and make spray painted walls using stencils. You will produce mixed media work based on aerial photographic views of your area. You will be taught how to make a sculpture using wire and modroc. You will improve your drawing skills and keep a sketchbook.

How students will be assessed

Work is assessed for effort and for attainment.  Formative assessment will be given throughout the life of a project. All major pieces are marked and grades are used to give students levels on the school levels system in order to monitor progress.

Extra-curricular activities

There are many lunchtime and after school Art clubs for all year groups.

 

 

 

 

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  • EdgeHill open days Saturday October 7th 10.00-3.00 Saturday 11th November 10.00 – 3,00 Saturday 3nd December 10.00 – 3.00

  • Liverpool John Moore University Open Days Saturday 7th October 2017 Saturday 21st October 2017 Wednesday 8 November 2017

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