Textiles

ART – Year 7 and 8

 

Units Taught:

History of Portraiture

The proportions of the face

Sketching individual features of the face

Self Portraits using the Grid Method

Pablo Picasso and the stages of Portraiture

Blind drawing using continuous line technique

Self Portraits using wire

Textile inspired Portraits 

 

Main Skills Developed:

Students are introduced to Portraiture and in order to develop their knowledge around the theme they analyse work produced by certain Artists.  The art of sketching a face using the correct proportions is then learnt, students practice this in preparation for further work on Portraiture using different media.  Work is continually developed and refined in order to achieve more accuracy as the project progresses.  The Artist Pablo Picasso is looked at in detail, the various styles and approaches he applied to Self Portraits are recreated by the students to allow experimentation with different art materials.  A number of final pieces are produced using inspiration from other sources and ideas used by other Artists to further enhance individual skills.

 

How can parents help to support learning?

Support and encourage students to complete homework tasks to the best of their ability, building on the skills learnt in class.  Take an active interest in the work they are completing in their sketchbook and where possible follow this up with taking students to any exhibitions or places where artists and crafts peoples work is being celebrated.

Useful Websites

www.pinterest.co.uk

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/znsmxyc

https://www.theartstory.org/ 

http://circuit.tate.org.uk/kids/gallery

 

 Extra-Curricular opportunities

Students are offered various skill based workshops within the department, these are run for a number of weeks by different members of staff, an opportunity for students to extend their love of the subject by learning techniques not covered in the curriculum.

 

SMSC & British Values

 

  • During year 8 Portraiture, the artist Peter Clarke is referenced, his work offers a critique of South Africa's social and political history over a number of years.

  

ART – Year 9

 

Units Taught:

Depth of Field 

Composition

Using a variety of different media such as; watercolours, paper collage, charcoal, chalk, soft pastels, oil pastels, pen and Ink, and paint.

 

 

Main Skills Developed:

The first year of GCSE has an emphasis on skill building.  Students are introduced to the Assessment Objectives which should be fulfilled throughout sketchbook work and within the completion of a final piece.  They are introduced to the Artist Ian Schott Massie.  The main focus being depth of felid, creating landscapes in the style of his work and looking at the technique of layering landscapes to create depth. Individuals then demonstrate their understanding of composition by creating a fantasy style landscape using primary research and secondary research. 

Artist Claude Monet illustrates how he uses colour and lighting to alter the mood and intent of his landscapes, students apply these techniques to their own fantasy based landscape by using many new and different medias.

Once individuals have had the chance to experiment they are encouraged to choose a number of their preferred medias and create a large final piece, showcasing what they have learnt throughout the project.

 

How can parents help to support learning?

Support and encourage students to stick to deadlines, complete homework tasks to the best of their ability, building on the skills learnt in class.  Take an active interest in the work they are completing in their sketchbooks and where possible encourage students to visit exhibitions or carry out independent research linked to their area of study.

Useful Websites

http://www.ianscottmassie.com

www.pinterest.co.uk

 

Extra-Curricular opportunities

Students are offered various skill based workshops within the department, these are run for a number of weeks by different members of staff, an opportunity for students to extend their love of the subject by learning techniques not covered in the curriculum.

 

SMSC & British Values

 

  • KS4 schemes of learning offer students the scope to gain an acceptance and engage with social issues by using these to inform their work.
  • Trips to V & A Museum to exhibitions relevant to KS4 schemes of learning.
  • At KS4 students are required to carry out research on artists and designers to fulfil an assessment objective. This offers instances where the pupil will have to understand and appreciate different viewpoints and the drive and inspiration behind the artist’s or designer’s work, whilst touching on moral and ethical issues.

  

ART – Year 10

 

Units Taught:

Observational drawing 

Printing Techniques

The use of different media such as; watercolours, charcoal, chalk, soft pastels, oil pastels, pen and Ink.

Photography by Karl Blossfeldt

Work by Peter Randall Page

Ceramics

  

Main Skills Developed:

Students have a starting point of Organic Form.  A range of studies are completed using a variety of media building on skills and ability learnt in year 9.  Students learn about the photographer Karl Blossfeldt and the unique close up images he produces of plant life.  Thumbnail sketches and monoprints are completed in the style of the artist building up to a small final piece.  Students go on to develop texture and surface pattern when taking inspiration from Peter Randall Page’s work. The process of Screen printing and stencil cutting are learnt to apply to an image of choice when creating a larger scale screen print.  A final response to this project is a ceramic piece incorporating all skills and artist inspiration encountered throughout the course with test pieces experimenting with texture and mark making.

 

How can parents help to support learning?

Support and encourage students to stick to deadlines, complete homework tasks to the best of their ability, building on the skills learnt in class.  Take an active interest in the work they are completing in their sketchbooks and where possible encourage students to visit exhibitions or carry out independent research linked to their area of study.

Useful Websites

www.pinterest.co.uk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0c2aUL1834

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRjqFPwcJgY

 

Extra-Curricular opportunities

Students are offered various skill based workshops within the department as well as opportunity to work on their coursework after school with support from staff.  

 

SMSC & British Values

 

  • KS4 schemes of learning offer students the scope to gain an acceptance and engage with social issues by using these to inform their work.
  • Trips to V & A Museum to exhibitions relevant to KS4 schemes of learning.
  • At KS4 students are required to carry out research on artists and designers to fulfil an assessment objective. This offers instances where the pupil will have to understand and appreciate different viewpoints and the drive and inspiration behind the artist’s or designer’s work, whilst touching on moral and ethical issues.

  

ART – Year 11

 

Units Taught:

Work by Wayne Thiebaud

Photo shoot linked to Artist

High quality studies completed in different media

Ceramics

Individual Project developed

  

Main Skills Developed:

Students analyse work by Wayne Thiebaud.  A range of studies are completed using a variety of media appropriate to the style of the artist.  Students conduct their own photoshoot, considering composition, lighting and theme.  A ceramics piece is developed using the photographs as inspiration, each student then takes the project in their own direction ensuring that all Assessment Objectives are fulfilled, using analysis, experimentation and development of ideas to produce a series of outcomes.     

  

How can parents help to support learning?

Support and encourage students to stick to deadlines, complete homework tasks to a high standard, building on the skills learnt in class.  Take an active interest in the work they are completing in their sketchbooks and where possible encourage students to visit exhibitions or carry out independent research linked to their area of study. . When in place support the school by helping to ensure students attend compulsory intervention sessions.

 

Useful Websites

www.pinterest.co.uk

https://www.studentartguide.com/featured/gcse-art-sketchbook-examples

Extra-Curricular opportunities

Students are offered various skill based workshops within the department as well as opportunity to work on their coursework after school with support from staff.  

  

SMSC & British Values

  • KS4  schemes of learning offer students the scope to gain an acceptance and engage with social issues by using these to inform their work.
  • Trips to exhibitions relevant to KS4 schemes of learning.
  • At KS4 students are required to carry out research on artists and designers to fulfil an assessment objective. This offers instances where the pupil will have to understand and appreciate different viewpoints and the drive and inspiration behind the artist’s or designer’s work, whilst touching on moral and ethical issues.