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What will students learn?
Learn about and research Art Movements, Artists and social connections
Learn how to use and develop materials, processes and technical skills in drawing, construction; 3D, 2D, illustration, sculpture, colour, texture and surface
Learn to generate ideas, creatively design, discuss and modify work
Produce final personalised outcomes
Yr 7 Autumn Term:
Project 1: Healthy Vs Junk Pop Food Sculptures
Mixed recycled media
Contextual Link: Sarah Graham and Claes Oldenburg
Project 2: Black Artists Matter
Drawing, Painting and IT
Contextual Link: Guerrilla Girls and both historical and contemporary black artists
Yr 7 Spring Term:
Project 3: Dreams & Nightmares
Drawing and Monoprinting
Contextual Link: Jessica Albarn and artefacts from Kings College London
Yr 7 Summer Term:
Project 4: School Environment
Contextual Link: Historical and contemporary environment and landscape painters
Yr 8 Autumn Term:
Project 1: Landscapes and Environment
Pencil and Pen
Contextual Link: Stephen Wiltshire
Yr 8 Spring Term:
Project 2: Well Being 1 Personalised Objects
Mixed recycled Media
Contextual Link: Jean-Michel Basquiat
Project 3: Well Being 2 Beasts Of Burden
Drawing, Illustration and Clay
Contextual Link: Nepal, Charlie Mackesy, Rae Smith
Yr 8 Summer Term:
Project 4: I want that Job!
Diverse careers pathways in Art from Architecture, Illustration, Henna Business, Tattoo Art, Fashion Designers etc
Contextual Link: Historical and contemporary Artists, Designers and movements linking to specialist careers
Yr 9 Autumn Term:
Project 1: Icons Portraiture
Illustration and Painting
Contextual Link: Agnes Cecille and Gabriel Moreno
Yr 9 Spring Term:
Project 2: Landscape and Environment
Illustration, Drawing, Painting
Contextual Link: Sunga Park
Project 3: Architecture- Swimming Pool Brief
Contextual Link: Zaha Hadid and Antoni Gaudi
Yr 9 Summer Term:
Project 4: Fashion Design - Urban Couture
Illustration, Design and 2d Textiles
Contextual Link: Virgil Abloh
How will they be assessed?
KS3 Students are expected to keep an updated Virtual Art Journal.
All KS3 Students have their Art learning set and monitored in Google Classroom. Here they generally add fortnightly set activities to their Virtual Art Journal which support their lesson content and document both their class and home learning. They are also encouraged to add in both challenges that relate to the current project content and also their own personalised Art. All work should be discussed, articulating intent, progress and reflection.
Students will be assessed alongside the schools Assessment for Progress policy (AFP) through their Art Journal and final outcomes via:
Art Journal investigation/ research using artists/ cultures/ other content
Experimentation, developing and refining of practical, visual and written skills
Imaginative and personalised ideas
End of project visual and written examination. Class/Home Learning also includes assessment for learning and feedforward. Student/ teacher Dialogue is expected within Google Classroom
How can parents support their child?
Parent/Carer(s) are asked for an annual voluntary contribution towards the equipment and resources needed for their child in Art (Amount confirmed each year and submitted via Parentpay)
Students receive an Art Pack in Year 7 that they should take care of for their KS3 duration in Art. This generally includes; drawing pencils, paintbrushes, watercolour pencils, watercolour tin. Please remind students to take care of these packs as they are a brilliant provision for class and home learning.
Talk to students about their work, praise and encourage them
Arrange visits to galleries, museums and share cultural interests
Discuss their passions and interests and hopes for future careers in Art, Craft and Design.
- opes for future careers in Art, Craft and Design.