KS3 Art

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Course Name
: Art and Design

 

Curriculum Content

Year 7 students will study two projects over the course of the year. They will start by looking at the theme of Sweets. Artists Wayne Theibaud and Carl Batterbee will influence experimental pieces of work in which colour will be the focal point. Students will learn how to draw accurately from observation, use coloured media and use digital media to create different responses to the theme.

During the Spring term of year 7, students will begin their second project. This project is based on landscapes and is influenced by the work of Stephen Wiltshire and Hundertwasser.

Students will extend their drawing skills by using mark making techniques and will learn how to use printmaking techniques to create an imaginative landscape.

Year 8 will study two projects over the course of the year. Their main project is based on Totem Poles and allows individuals to investigate their own character traits and those of their family members. Students will be taught how the North American Indians used animals and colours to represent strengths within their tribes and will be able to develop a personalised totem head of their own. Students will use modelling materials and techniques to create a three dimensional outcome and will look at different painting techniques in order to add colour.

During the Summer term students will study a miniature project based on pattern. Aspects of the project will focus on the formal structure of existing patterns but will culminate in a piece designed by students in a more abstract manner.

Year 9 will complete one project over the course of the year before starting their option subjects in June. The project title is Figures, Faces and Movement and takes the student through a range of activities based on the human form. Classes will learn how to draw portraits accurately before moving on to learn how to create more abstract portraits that depict emotion and movement.

Students will look at a range of historical and contemporary artwork as inspiration for this project including the work of the Futurists, Picasso and David Hockney. Clay, digital technology and drawing techniques will be used to create a range of outcomes.

How Classes are Grouped

Mixed ability groups
Mixed ability groups
Mixed ability groups (Students are audited for 2D and 3D skills in preparation for GCSE art endorsements)

Assessment (including homework)

All work will be assessed against the four main assessment strands for art and design; Analysing artwork, Exploring materials and techniques, Recording observations and ideas and Presenting a personal response. Comments will be written in students’ books and will include a small target for improvement. All students will be given a tracking sheet that will be filled in once the student has completed several pieces of work for the same assessment strand. End of year levels will be awarded as an average of all four assessment strands.

Students will be asked to complete a small amount of homework for this project. Homework tasks are generally collecting imagery or information or completing work started during lessons. Merits will be awarded for pieces of classwork or homework that demonstrates a high level of effort.

All work will be assessed against the four main assessment strands for art and design; Analysing artwork, Exploring materials and techniques, Recording observations and ideas and Presenting a personal response. Comments will be written in students’ books and will include a small target for improvement. All students will be given a tracking sheet that will be filled in once the student has completed several pieces of work for the same assessment strand. End of year levels will be awarded as an average of all four assessment strands.

Students will be asked to complete a small amount of homework for this project. Homework tasks are generally collecting imagery or information or completing work started during lessons. Merits will be awarded for pieces of classwork or homework that demonstrates a high level of effort.

All work will be assessed against the four main assessment strands for art and design; Analysing artwork, Exploring materials and techniques, Recording observations and ideas and Presenting a personal response. Comments will be written in students’ books and will include a small target for improvement. All students will be given a tracking sheet that will be filled in once the student has completed several pieces of work for the same assessment strand. End of year levels will be awarded as an average of all four assessment strands.

Students will be asked to complete a small amount of homework for this project. Homework tasks are generally collecting imagery or information or completing work started during lessons. Merits will be awarded for pieces of classwork or homework that demonstrates a high level of effort.

How to support your son

Encouraging your son to draw and/or take photographs at home of images that link with the projects he is doing will help to enhance his observational recording skills. Overseeing any collection homeworks on the internet would also be beneficial in order to check that he is selecting the correct information and understands it rather than just copy and pasting it.

Encouraging your son to draw and/or take photographs at home of images that link with the projects he is doing will help to enhance his observational recording skills. Overseeing any collection homeworks on the internet would also be beneficial in order to check that he is selecting the correct information and understands it rather than just copy and pasting it.

Encouraging your son to draw and/or take photographs at home of images that link with the projects he is doing will help to enhance his observational recording skills. Overseeing any collection homeworks on the internet would also be beneficial in order to check that he is selecting the correct information and understands it rather than just copy and pasting it.

 

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