Art

What will students learn?

Year 7

Autumn Term: Introduction to Art: Skills Projects

To start their learning journey in Art at Seven Kings the students will embark on a skills journey. They will explore many of the key skills attributed to Art, Craft & Design. They will track their progress using their personalized trackers which will take them through KS3.

Project 1: Drawing – based on artifacts from Kings College London

Project 2: Texture and Relief

Project 3: Paint and print studies

Project 4: Personalised outcome  

Students will:

  • Learn about Art Movements, materials, processes and skills.
  • Learn and develop research, creative design and technical skills in construction, 3D form, 2D, illustration, sculpture, colour, texture and surface qualities
  • Learn how to discuss and modify work
  • Produce a final personalised outcomes

     

    Spring term: Introduction to Art course – Skills Projects

    Project 5: Drawing - based on Identity objects 

    Project 6: Colour illustrations

    Project 7: 3d sculpture – inspired by the Cubist movement

    Project 8: Collaborative final piece

    Students will:

  • Learn and develop research, creative design and technical skills in drawing and composition
  • Learn how to create a personalised response to a brief.
  • Learn how to discuss and modify work
  • Contribute towards a collaborative final piece as well as their own, influenced by the journey above

     

    Summer Term: Introduction to Art Course – Skills Projects

    Project 9: Photography

    Project 10: Water colour painting

    Project 11: Mixed Media

    Project 12: Final piece

    Students will:

  • Learn about the work of Peter Doig, British painter and the impressionist movement alongside his contempories
  • Learn and develop technical, practical and aesthetical skills in composition, observational drawing, colour mixing, brilliance, consistency, paint application and exploration of mixed media
  • Learn how to discuss and modify work
  • Produce a mixed media final piece of a landscape from their own photography and the journey above

    Year 8

    Autumn term: Community Arts project exploring both text and textiles.

    Medium: mixed media, textiles, ink and digital applications

    Students will:

  • Learn about calligraphy and its uses and impact across both Art and commercial realms. Creating a reflective community art project which will encourage conversation, reflection and enhance cross curricular skills.
  • Learn and develop research; creative, expressive and technical skills in textiles and calligraphy.
  • Learn how to discuss and modify work
  • Produce a personalised response to their brief influenced by the journey above

    Spring term: Introduction to ceramics – Science and Art

    Medium: Clay

    Students will:

  • Learn about Ceramic Craft in particular the textural orbs created by Andrew Dowden and the experimental glazing techniques adopted in Korea.
  • A focus on the links to science; specifically organs and cells – using microscopes to take detailed photos of cells and fibers to inspire texture and pattern.
  • Learn and develop research, creative expressive and technical skills in ceramics. In particular Ceramic states; structure, form and surface treatment for hand built techniques and experimental approaches to pot building. A focus on relief work and surface decoration before firing
  • Learn how to discuss and modify work
  • Produce a final piece in the form of sculpture that has been influenced by the journey above.

    Summer Term: urban landscapes

    Medium: Paint and mixed media

    Students will:

  • Learn about a range of ways that artists have captured the social, economic and cultural evolution of an area over time. Exploring materials that lend themselves to the depiction of urban spaces.
  • Learn and develop expressive and technical skills using a range of paint, observational drawing, colour mixing, consistency of medium, textile manipulation, upcycling and exploration of mixed media
  • Learn how to discuss and modify work
  • Produce a mixed media piece depicting their urban landscape, exploring the social, economic and cultural background of the area. Students work will be displayed in an end of term exhibition.

    Year 9

    Autumn term: Introduction to Art, Craft and Design Careers

    Medium: paint, pencil, card construction, project development

    Students will:

  • Learn about Jobs in Architecture, illustration, creative business and design
  • Learn about the design process and how it stems from Art, Craft and Design
  • Learn and develop research, creative expressive and technical skills in illustration and construction
  • Work as part of a team to complete their brief
  • Learn how to discuss and modify work
  • Produce a collaborative final piece and presentation to be shown as part of Enterprise day that has been influenced by the journey above

     

    Spring term: develop a personalised title  

    Medium: oil pastel/ paint/ pencil/ pen/ mixed media

    Student will:

  • Explore their own identity through the completion of a personalised project. It is designed to allow students to select an area of Art or a Skill that they wish to develop in detail
  • Learn and develop research, creative, expressive and technical skills in drawing, ICT, paint application, colour theory; mixing, and texture and surface qualities.
  • Learn how to discuss and modify work
  • Produce a personalised final piece influenced by the journey above expressing something about them as an individual

     

    Summer Term: digital Art, Craft and Design, collaborative art

    Medium: digital media, drawing materials.

    Students will:

    Learn about the Pop Art Movement, in particular its influence on modern popular culture and consumerism, for example advertising and promotion. Students will study the Pop artist Andy Warhol and the contemporary commercial artists Craig Redman and Karl Maier. As well as looking at digital influences across Art Craft and Design.

  • Learn and develop expressive and technical skills using Art and Design software and practical paint development, observational drawing, colour mixing, surface decoration and mixed media
  • Learn how to discuss and modify work
  • Produce a celebrity portrait in a pop art style based on the journey above
  • This will then form a collaborative Art piece representing year 9, their hopes and dreams.

    How will they be assessed?

    Year 7 / Year 8 / Year 9

    Students will be assessed alongside National Curriculum levels through their Art Journal and Final pieces via:

  • Art Journal investigation/ research using appropriate artists/ cultures/ other content
  • Experimentation, developing and refining of practical, visual and written skills
  • Imaginative and personalised ideas
  • Final piece
  • End of project examination/evaluation/ self-assessment

    They will track their progress through the use of a KS3 tracker

    Home learning

    Year 7, year 8 & Year 9

    Students will receive short weekly tasks which feed directly into their next lessons content. It is imperative that students meet these deadlines and bring in the required pieces to support their learning.

     

    Each year group will also receive one extended project a year to be completed over a half term. This will be on a range of subjects and will involve both research and a practical element. Once complete, students will present their findings and development to their classes to develop their confidence through class critique.

    How can parents support their child?

    Year 7

  • Please make sure they have the correct equipment: parents are asked for a £5 a term contribution towards the equipment needed for their child. This will include a journal, 2B pencil and the use of the materials covered in each project. Additional shading pencils if possible, rubber, scissors and a glue stick (for use at home)
  • Talk to students about their work and praise and encourage them
  • Arrange visits to galleries, museums and sharing cultural interests

    Year 8

  • Please make sure they have the correct equipment: parents are asked for a £5 a term contribution towards the equipment needed for their child. This will include a journal, 2B pencil and the use of the materials covered in each project. Additional shading pencils if possible, rubber, scissors and a glue stick (for use at home)
  • Talk to students about their work and praise and encourage them
  • Arrange visits to galleries, museums and sharing cultural interests

     

  • Discuss their passions and interests and hopes for future careers in Art, Craft and Design.

    Year 9

  • Please make sure they have the correct equipment: parents are asked for a £5 a term contribution towards the equipment needed for their child. This will include a journal, 2B pencil and the use of the materials covered in each project. Additional shading pencils if possible, rubber, scissors and a glue stick (for use at home)
  • Talk to students about their work and praise and encourage them
  • Arrange visits to galleries, museums and sharing cultural interests

     

  • Discuss their passions and interests and hopes for future careers in Art, Craft and Design.