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Y8 Art

Head of Department

Mr D Appleyard

 
 
 
 
Organisation of the subject:

Art consists of two 50 minute lessons per week, and the students will undertake 3 major projects per year

Key Concepts (The big ideas underpinning the subject)

  • All the projects at KS.3 focus on providing students with the core skills to be successful at Art and Design; drawing, painting, 3D materials, photography and IT
  • Providing students with an introduction to some of the major 20thC developments in Art, and to provide an understanding as to how they influence us now
  • Encouraging students’ idea development, creativity and self expression

What will your child be learning? 

  • Observational drawing skills
  • Colour theory
  • Painting techniques
  • Ceramic and other 3d construction techniques
  • Atmospheric and linear perspective
  • Major figures, principals in Pop Art and Surrealism
  • How to develop their own ideas creatively and to value and appreciate the work of others

Key 'Learning Capacities' in this subject 

  • The ability to observe and record the world around them
  • The ability to research and plan an extended piece of work
  • The ability to express themselves visually in a variety of media

How will your child be learning? 

  • Students’ work is regularly marked and feedback given in both written and verbal form to facilitate improvement
  • Students will pursue a number of research tasks
  • All of the tasks are designed so the students can take ownership of their work and develop as independent and creative learners

How will learning be assessed? 

  • Students’ work is regularly marked and feedback given in both written and verbal form to facilitate improvement
  • Students are encouraged to review and comment on their own and each others work

What can you do to support your child? 

  • Ensure that they have the correct equipment for the lessons
  • Praise their efforts in homeworks—particularly drawing
  • Discuss with them artworks and design that may be in the news

Equipment needed for this subject 

  • A range of ‘softer’ pencils to draw with, rubber and pencil sharpener

Extra-Curricular/Enrichment Opportunities 

  • Art clubs take place throughout the year. There is always a large creative project in enrichment week at the end of the year