Art makes a significant contribution to our society through human innovation, imagination, and thought. A high-quality curriculum in art and design, enables our young learners to develop a love of the subject that is both intellectually challenging and creatively demanding. Art making and creating allows individuals to express themselves in creative and dynamic ways they express their own personal views about the world in which they live.
What does a good student look like?
A good student is ready to learn, shows a natural enjoyment for the subject, is happy in their work and shows enthusiasm and high levels of motivation when attempting creative work. A good student may continue their creative interests out side of school for pleasure or as a hobby and they will feel proud of their achievements and outcomes.
What can I do at home to help me achieve in this subject?
Look at short video clips that demonstrate good art and design practise. Have your own paper or sketchbook to develop drawings and visual creations of your own choosing as this will help you to develop your skills.
Look at sites that showcase a lot of creative arts like ‘Pinterest’ and attempt to copy some of the inspirational work that you see.
The Formal Elements of Art :-Colour, line, texture, shape and form, tone and pattern
Formal elements covers all creating and making aspects of art the projects enables ALL learners to experiment and practise with a broad range of skills, techniques and knowledge
Colour – theory, mixing and terms in coloured pencil and water colour paints( colour wheel)Tints and shades
Colour mixing , colour theory language quiz/ tests and terms
Links throughout each element to artists that use each element as a dominating factor
Detailed drawings to scale
Tone and texture – mark-making shading, contrast and methods in pen and pencil – tonal scale
Shape and form- sketch, outline, scale and accuracy hacks – symbols
Pattern, designs, illusions, decoration
Understanding cultures and traditions
Drawing from observation and imagery
Using transfer methods for accuracy
Drawing rules in pencil and coloured pencil
Mixing in paint and brush control in small and large spaces
Painting rules – ways of application, correcting mistakes, drawing over paint
Introduction to artist Frida Kahlo
Graffiti Origins, artists and murals
Art History, purpose intent and social awareness of urban street art and its influences and place in our culture.
Graffiti text, terms and history/purpose
Debate is Graffiti art- Vandalism or Art?
Line shape, form, style, colour blending mark making
Paint mixing in artist style
Understanding all art forma- murals, wall art posters.
Learning about the origin’s history and purpose-political messages and meaning- story behind art
Colour mixing – and use of paint influenced by Graffiti art and Haring’s varying styles and colour pallet Paint / draw a final piece linked to artist
Construct small mini 3D link card sculptures
Designing Murals and card sculptures and decorating with paint/mixed media
Investigation into the art and murals of Keith Haring
Understanding messages and political views visualised through art
Developing 3D forms from 2D designs
Develop new skills in manipulating papers, materials and other sources into visual shapes and forms
British Values – Democracy – Graffiti right or wrong?
Rainforest creatures and plants
Drawing from direct observation using the formal elements- line, shape, form, texture, colour and pattern Creating drawings that look like the style of the inspirational artist.
Employability as Illustrator/ merchandise and prints
Developing samples to show understanding of fine detail mark making , texture and the translucent nature of water based paints and inks
Drawing development, scale and form
Colour layering, mixing in watercolour and ink, Water colour techniques
Washes, splats, blends and rinses
Blending and fading in pen and fine liners
Mark-making to explore textures, tones and edges
Understanding de-forestation and environmental issues/values echo system etc
British Values – Individual Liberty – Right to protest