Art

All students study a full range of artistic skills from painting and drawing, printing, sculpture, ceramics and ICT. All projects use references from a wide range of cultures and artistic styles. The projects are taught on a termly rotation throughout the department and have access to a wide range of resources on the schools VLE.

Click on the Art Gallery on the sidebar to view some of our students work.

KS3

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn Term

The Formal Elements of Art

Each lesson addresses one of the elements of art.

Collage – Book covering

Composition and design – Design sheets with annotation.

Light and Shadow – Henry Moore clay sculptures and tonal drawings with watercolour wash.

Line and Composition – Wire Fish

Pattern and colour – Collograph Prints following a winter theme.

The Formal Elements of Art

Each lesson addresses one of the elements of art.

Collage – Book covering

Composition and design – Design sheets with annotation.

Light and Shadow – Henry Moore clay sculptures and tonal drawings with watercolour wash.

Line and Composition – Wire Fish

Pattern and colour – Collograph Prints following a winter theme.

The Formal Elements of Art

Each lesson addresses one of the

elements of art.

Collage – Book covering

Composition and design – Design sheets with annotation.

Light and Shadow – Henry Moore clay sculptures and tonal drawings with watercolour wash.

Line and Composition – Wire Fish

Pattern and colour – Collograph Prints following a winter theme.

Spring Term

Surreal Portraiture using Photoshop withdrawn and painted image.

Students study the work of Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte then produce their own self portrait incorporating images of their own choice.

The Mexican Day of the Dead

The theme is interpreted using a range of materials and processes. It is a vibrant project which uses skeleton imagery in a quirky style.

Students produce their own Mexican inspired face painting and shadowboxes.

Guernica

A Personal Response

Students take a personal approach to the dramatic image painted by Picasso. Issues of bullying, racism, self-esteem are all an integral part of the project.

Summer Term

African Art Project

Clay masks are produced following an introduction to the culture and a range of different pattern making processes. To tonal drawing and colour blending methods are central to each stage of the project.

Everyday Objects / Printmaking Project

Students respond to the work of Michael Craig Martin (printmaker) and create a range of prints using a selection print making techniques. Alternative drawing ideas are also explored.

Anatomy Project

Students study basic anatomy through the exploration of drawing and sculpture in response to the artists Leonardo Da Vinci and Gunther Von Hagans.

 

KS4 Art – AQA 4201

 

GCSE Art projects are rarely repeated and are often designed to suit the ability of the group.

60% Coursework       40% Controlled Test (Exam)

The coursework element includes all homework and classwork activities from the start of Year 10

 

Year 10 Art and Design

Year 11 Art and Design

Autumn Term

How to develop a coursework unit focussing on the enhancement of basic skills in a range of materials. The theme for this project is Human Form and the visit to Broomhill Sculpture Gardens helped to enforce activities back in the classroom.

 

Students completed the Conflict Project from last term. The mock exam involves the design and making of a Mexican Day of the Dead Shadowbox. This is set in October.

 

Spring Term

Personal Identity or Anatomy depending on the group.

The final Art exam paper is set in January. There is an 8 week preparatory period including all homework activities and twilight sessions. This is followed by a 10 hour exam which takes place over two days in school.

Summer Term

This unit of work is to be decided. It may be designed to fit in with one of the exhibitions showing in London during this time as several of our students will be attending this trip.

There is a small amount of time to review the previous coursework pieces in time for the completion date in early May.

 

Year 10 Photography

 

Autumn Term

All the Fun at the Fair – this project focuses on movement and light. Several practical based activities took place in back in the classroom based on their personal photographs.

 

 

Spring Term

Surreal photography. Students can incorporate their photographs based on their own interests into a Surreal environment. Practical activities are developed on this theme in the classroom.

 

 

Summer Term

This unit of work is to be decided. It may be designed to fit in with one of the exhibitions showing in London during this time as several of our students will be attending this trip.

 

Year 7 Art/Science Trip

Year 7 students attended a fabulous day out at the National Marine Aquarium on 26th February. Once again with their knowledge and skill our students impressed the scientists and illustrators who work at the aquarium.

All students took part in both a science based tour, an art related tour and a practical workshop in the afternoon. The 4D cinema experience was also a big hit!

Well done to all students who took part.