Art

“The purpose of Art is washing away the dust of daily life off our souls” – Pablo Picasso.

 

In Art, we strive to develop high level of skill within the formal elements whilst deepening our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Art is a subject where pupils can express themselves and enhance their own creativity and independence – valuable skills in today’s ever-changing world.  Our rich and varied Art education seeks to develop pupils artistic interests, creativity and confidence through exploration, experimentation and constant refinement of skills. Art lessons actively engage our learners to think critically about art and how it shapes the world we live in.

In Key Stage 2, pupils explore a wide range of mediums, develop observational and analytical skills whilst learning about other artists, cultures, religions and countries. In Key Stage 3, pupils are taught in preparation for High School by analysing the work of current contemporary artists and following the GCSE assessment strands: Research, Exploration, Refinement and Personal Response.

Curriculum
Year 6

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

 

ANNOTATE, RECORD, COLLECT, SHOW, MARK MAKING.

DEVELOP, MAKE CONNECTIONS, UNDERSTAND, RESEARCH, INVESTIGATE, APPLY.

Body Adornment

Cultures, identity, mark making, explorations of mediums.

EXPLORE PROCESSES, MARK-MAKING, EXPERIMENT, DEVELOP COMPOSITION, REFINE, REVIEW, UNDERSTAND RESTRICTIONS AND DEMONSTRATE VISUALLY

Native Americans

Connection with nature/protect earth, Native Americans & Wild West-Propaganda.

RESPOND, AND PRESENT, PLAN AND PRESENT, PERSONAL RESPONSE, SHOW CONNECTIONS, RESEARCH, DEVELOP, EXPLORE, REFINE, CONVINCE.

Under Water

Climate Change - Jill Pelto

 

Year 7

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

 

Animal observation

ROA, Photography, collecting, drawing, observing.

Plants and Botanics

Botanicals: Art and Science

Animals

Colour, palm oil, rainforest, environment 

Year 8

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

 

Express Yourself

Florian Nicolle, Sandra Chevrier, Ed Fairburn and varied artists, Drawing, Photography, Mixed Media, Self-Portraiture, Artist Analysis, Collage, Self-Awareness, Expression.

Post expressionism and Impressionism

Van Gogh, Munch

Messages

Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Painiting, 

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