Art

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

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Term 1.1

Term 1.2

Term 2.1

Term 2.2

Term 2.1

Term 2.2

Annotate, record, collect, observe, show, mark making. Develop, make connections, understand, research, investigate, apply. Explore processes, mark-making, experiment, develop composition, refine, review, understand restrictions, and demonstrate visually. Respond and present, plan and present, personal response, show connections, research, develop, explore, refine, convince.
5Illustration Natural World Mexico
Animation and Illustration Art of Recycling South American Art
Jon Burgerman, Quentin Blake, Tim Burton, Oliver Jeffers Jill Pelto and varied artists. Frida Kahlo / Ana Serrano
6 Body Adornment and Religion Life on Earth Under Water
Adornment in cultures Humans and Animals Protest Art
Hindu and Buddhist artwork Charlotte Caron and varied artists Banksy, Shepard Fairey
7 Bugs and Patterns Expressionism Surrealism
Sci Fi and Aliens Abstract Expressionism Transformation
Sophie Cunningham Expressionism - varied artists Salvador Dali and varied contemporary artists.
8Express Yourself - Contemporary portraits Plants and Botanics Identity
Self-Portraiture and Self-Image Art and Science Time and Journeys
Florian Nicolle, Sandra Chevrier Georgia O’Keefe and varied artists, Medical Books Ed Fairburn and varied artists
Homework

Over each term, three homeworks will be set. These will be used in conjunction with the current classroom projects and will enhance the pupils skills and ability. It is imperative that homework is completed independently and given a substantial amount of effort and time.

Extra-Curricular

Art is an extremely popular subject at Wellfield Middle School. Pupils are welcomed into the art room during lunchtime to work on personal pieces or to create artwork to install around school. Art and Photography clubs for both KS2 and KS3 take place after school and during lunch breaks (please see newsletter for timings).

The exceptional art education we offer at Wellfield Middle School creatively enhances not only their academic knowledge and skills but also their emotional development and prepares them for life.

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