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

Project 2: Colour illustration

Project 3: Sculpture

Project 4: Personalised outcome 1

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 outcome

Spring term: Introduction to Art course – Skills Projects

Project 5: Drawing

Project 6: texture and relief

Project 7: clay skills

Project 8: final piece

Students will:

  • Learn about pattern from other cultures. Look at how pattern and image can tell stories.

  • Use clay to document a journy.

  • Learn and develop research, creative design and technical skills in drawing and composition

  • 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 – Sills 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

  • 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: Introduction to ‘Expressionism’ - Self Portrait

Medium: oil pastel

Students will:

  • Learn about The Expressionist art Movement in particular the portrait paintings of Max Beckmann and Alexej von Jawlensky. Exploring how they were influenced by the social and political climate

  • Learn and develop research, creative, expressive and technical skills in Portrait drawing, ICT, colour theory; mixing, and texture and surface qualities

  • Learn how to discuss and modify work

  • Produce a personalised self-portrait influenced by the journey above

Spring term: Introduction to ceramics – Science and Art

Medium: Clay and acrylic paint

Students will:

  • Learn about Ceramic Craft in particular the illustrated ceramic vases created by the artist Grayson Perry

  • A focus on the links to science; specifically organs and cells

  • 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: Introduction to textiles - Microorganisms and cells

Medium: Textiles and mixed media

Students will:

  • Learn about ‘giant microbes’, look at the connections between Art and Science whilst exploring colour, texture and adornment

  • Learn and develop expressive and technical skills using textiles, observational drawing, colour mixing, consistency, textile manipulation, upcycling and exploration of mixed media

  • Learn how to discuss and modify work

  • Produce a mixed media final piece of a microbe or cell based on the journey above

Last 2 weeks of term will launch their year 9 project so that they have time over the summer to take photos or collect images.

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, 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: ‘I, ME, MINE’

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: work related Art: Commercial Pop Art Medium: paint, ICT and mixed media

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.

  • Learn and develop expressive and technical skills using ICT and paint, 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

How will they be assessed?

Year 7

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

Year 8

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

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

Home learning

Year 7

Autumn Term:

  • Students will be asked to bring in an objects to draw

  • They will also be asked to collect recycled materials to construct their sculpture

Spring Term:

  • Students will be asked to look at and draw elements of the natural world

  • They will be asked to collect things from the natural world

Summer Term:

  • Students will be asked to take landscape photographs either at home or during Art club

Students will be asked to complete a detailed drawing of a view from a window

Year 8

Autumn Term: Expressionism

  • Students will be asked to bring in props to aid the composition of their portraits

  • They will also be asked to bring in photographs they have taken at home

Spring Term: Science & art 

  • Students will need to bring in images of clls and organs to aid the planning of their sculptures

Summer Term: Microorganisms and cells

  • Students will be asked to explore their chosen cell or microbe to determine surface textures and colours

  • Students will put together a research pack based on home leaning set by both Art and Science

Year 9

Autumn Term: Introduction to Art, Craft and Design Careers

  • Students will be asked to complete research on Art based careers.

  • Students will need to bring in recycled objects to use in the creation of their classroom

Spring Term: I, Me, Mine

  • Students will be asked to bring in photographs they have taken at home to begin the exploration of their identity

Summer Term: work related Art: Commercial Pop Art

  • Students will be asked to collect images of celebrities

How can parents support their child?

Year 7

  • Make sure they have the correct equipment: parents are asked for a £5 contribution to the equipment needed but 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 their child about their work and praise an encourage them

  • Arrange visits to galleries, museums and sharing cultural interests

Year 8

  • Make sure they have the correct equipment: parents are asked for a £5 contribution to the equipment needed but 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 their child about their work and praise an encourage them

  • Arrange visits to galleries, museums and sharing cultural interests

Year 9

  • Make sure they have the correct equipment: parents are asked for a £5 contribution to the equipment needed but 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 their child about their work and praise an encourage them

  • Arrange visits to galleries, museums and sharing cultural interests