KS3 Art, Craft & Design

Overview
‘As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation’. – Taken from the National Curriculum 2014.

In year 7 the pupils will:

  • Looking at Identity and the different ways of Identity being expressed whilst developing a wider awareness of people within society and recognise people from different cultures, religions and professions.
  • Pupils will look at self-portraits and famous artists techniques whilst developing their skills with use of basic and mixed materials and developing their confidence.
  • Take part in a project based on the capital (London) and features within the city and gain more confidence with mixed media.
  • Show their ability with the basic fundamental art skills such as recognising primary, secondary colours and successfully mixing these colours and apply these to a series of projects based on recreating landscapes.

In year 8 the pupils will:

  • Study the Cubist art form in relation to still life –understanding the meaning and visual concept of Cubist art work, and providing relevant research and experimentations within their sketch books, they will be able to use pencil crayon to identify shade and highlight areas in the style of some of the most famous cubist artists, developing this to looking at the style of Pop Art and making studies and creating approaches to this genre.
  • Pupils will look into animation and focus on a particular author and illustrator, Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake stories, characters and illustrations will be discovered, explored and created, this will be expanded upon and developed further to the world of Harry Potter which will include portraits and 3D work.
  • Continuous development of the use of appropriate and relevant language when making analytical studies of artists and their own work will be approached and this will also help pupils develop and realise their intentions when refining their work where necessary.

In year 9 the pupils will:

  • Make a series of studies of natural forms focussing on fine drawing skills within their sketch books, focussing on attention to detail and development of further investigations within this field.
  • Follow a series of brief sessions taking a glance through history of Art in which they will learn and see visuals of examples through art and complete exercises with each stage of the history.
  • To investigate and explore African Art and culture through Art looking at creating 2 and 3D work in creative forms.
  • A look at different art techniques and work experimented and explored on different scales and in different formats preparing pupils for KS4.
  • A look at surrealist artists, techniques and studies and creating own compositional work from their studies.

By the end of key stage 3 pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes to enable them to be fully prepared for KS4.

Enrichment Activities
Pupils are actively encouraged to participate in termly art competitions. Pupils are encouraged to, where applicable, enter into the spirit of art competitions based on themes throughout the year, both within the school and the community and provide art work for the school Art Gallery and an Art folder located in the entrance hall.

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