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Art & Textiles

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Key Stage 3

Subject Name: Art / Textiles

Year 7

Autumn Term

Subject Content

Year 7: ‘Moonface’ – students initially explore the elements of art and design: line, tone, colour, texture, shape and pattern. This is made more challenging by combining these elements together. They then implement these whilst designing a three dimensional ‘moonface’. Through this process students get use to handling different materials and manipulating them.


Homework

Year 7: Moonface: These include producing an ‘Elements of Art mini-handbook’, researching and creating a source page and producing a ‘Moonface’ design.


Background/Extended Learning

Visit art galleries to explore how artists use line, colour, texture and shape to create work.

Encourage your child to practice drawing techniques explored in lesson.
 


Spring Term

Subject Content

Year 7 – ‘Wall Hanging Calendar’ - Pupils will explore the design brief and look at existing examples. They will research into seasons of the year then after collecting relevant images they will design their wall hanging calendar. Each lesson they will be introduced to new stitches which they can incorporate into their work. They will also have already completed a basic knowledge of using the sewing machine and then use this to sew around the edge of the wall hanging calendar. Through this project they will acquire basic hand sewing skills, embroidery skills and accuracy in measuring and familiar use of the sewing machine.
 


Homework

Students will receive a homework ‘menu’ from which they can choose the homework’s they would like to complete. They can choose the level of difficulty for each piece of homework. The students are expected to complete 6 pieces of homework over the term in accordance with the whole school homework timetable.


Background/Extended Learning

Encourage your child to practice the hand sewing techniques completed in lessons.


Summer Term

Subject Content

Trees: Students will explore how artists use ‘abstraction’ to develop the use of line, colour, tone, texture, shape and pattern. Many artists develop images by focusing on a specific element from the original image. We’ll follow this idea as we develop designs and manipulate a variety of materials. These will include different papers, fabrics and stitching.


Homework

Analysing the work of different artists that ‘abstract’ an idea. Produce a mini booklet of experiments based on trees.


Background/Extended Learning

Visit art galleries to explore how artists use line, colour, texture and shape to create work.

Encourage your child to experiment with different materials.

Use Apps to manipulate photographs of trees.


Year 8

Autumn Term

Subject Content

Year 8: ‘Movement’ – students will explore how artists show movement in their work. We will focus on the Futurists and analyse the techniques they used. These techniques will then be applied by the students as they use figures to develop an image. To add challenge students will be encouraged to blend and combine different techniques to enhance colour.


Homework

Year 8: ‘Movement’: These include producing a ‘flicker-book’ & analysing the work of the Futurists.


Background/Extended Learning


Spring Term

Subject Content

Year 8: ‘Graffiti pencil case’ – students will research and explore a range of graffiti artists and cultural influences. Then after collecting relevant images they will design their pencil case. They will be shown techniques which they can incorporate into their work. They will also increase knowledge of using the sewing machine. Through this project they will use Graffiti Creator to make their logos independently and will build upon basic hand sewing skills, techniques – appliqué, decorative skills and more familiar use of the sewing machine.


Homework

Students will receive a homework ‘menu’ from which they can choose the homework’s they would like to complete. They can choose the level of difficulty for each piece of homework. The students are expected to complete 6 pieces of homework over the term in accordance with the whole school homework timetable.


Background/Extended Learning

Encourage your child to visit art galleries and to practice the techniques completed in lessons.


Summer Term

Subject Content

‘Structure’: students will explore the work of Georgia O’Keefe -  an influential American artist. Initial drawings will focus their attention on tone, colour and shape as they generate images based on the artist’s work. They will then develop images and consider creating three dimensional relief sculptures. As students go through this process they will analyse and evaluate each stage before realising a final piece of work.


Homework

‘Photobook’ of close-up images of various natural forms including flowers. Analysis of Georgia O’Keefes work.


Background/Extended Learning

Spend time practising drawing techniques that involve shading. Photograph natural forms close up.


Year 9

Autumn Term

Subject Content

Year 9: ‘Day of the Dead’ – students will explore Mexican Street Art and this famous festival. They will become more aware of the mix of different cultures that helped shape the Mexican art that is prevalent today. Students will initially create ‘mood boards’ with a mixture of research and sketches that will inform their designs. These will be refined and improved before a final resolution is come to.


Homework

Year 9: ‘Day of the Dead’: These include producing a source page, developing a stencil design and analysing a Mexican Street Artist.


Background/Extended Learning

Research the Day of the Dead together.


Spring Term

Subject Content

Year 9 Printing Project –in this project students will explore a variety of print methods which they will incorporate into an insect themed textile product. They will build on previously learned decorative skills and will be shown new constructional skills which will help form the final product.


Homework

Students will receive a homework ‘menu’ from which they can choose the homework’s they would like to complete. They can choose the level of difficulty for each piece of homework. The students are expected to complete 6 pieces of homework over the term in accordance with the whole school homework timetable.


Background/Extended Learning

Encourage your child to visit woodland areas to gather inspiration and make observational sketches of insects and their habitats.


Summer Term

Subject Content

‘Fantastic Creatures’: students generate new creatures through the process of research, analysis, experimenting and refining an idea. They’ll include collage techniques as part of the drawing process and then adapt these. They’ll focus on texture and pattern to create ‘skins’. Students may then collaborate together and produce an amalgamation of different designs before a final design is arrived at.


 Homework

‘Fantastic Creatures’: Produce an A-Z of fantastic creatures.


Background/Extended Learning

Visit Manchester Museum as they have a good collection of animal exhibits.


Key Stage 4

Course Name

Fine Art

Exam Board

AQA

Assessment Detail

60% Coursework

40% Externally Set Task

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206


Autumn Term

Subject Content

Year 10: ‘Close up’: Students will explore the work of Georgia O’Keefe and produce initial studies that focus on drawing techniques. This will include cross-hatching using different media to render with. Students will generate their own images using photography as a means of recording ideas. As they develop these images they will explore how different materials can be used to show structure.

Year 11: Doorways: Students will explore how to create the illusion of depth through perspective and related tonal drawing. Through research students will generate initial ideas. These will be enhanced by contextual studies of artists that use perspective. This will guide students to refine ideas and manipulate different materials as they aim to realise a final piece of work.


Skills Taught

Year 10: drawing techniques, tonal and colour blending, contextual analysis, experimenting and evaluating the use of different materials.

Year 11: Perspective drawing, analysis, research, tonal drawing, compositional design, experimenting and evaluating.


Homework

Year 10: Create a mini handbook on the theme of ‘Structure’.

Year 11: Research to create a source page. Contextual study of artists that use perspective. Photographing doorways.


Background/Extended Learning

Visit local art galleries to explore how artists show the illusion of depth. Use YouTube clips to see how artists create images with perspective.


Spring Term  

Subject Content

Year 10: ‘Pod’: students will explore the work of Andrea Graham and generate initial ideas based on the theme ‘pod’. They will explore how to draw like a three dimensional sculptor. Photography and research will enhance their drawings as they create their own ‘pods’. There will be a focus on the textural qualities of materials.

Year 11: Externally Set Task: This amounts to 40% of the final mark. Students choose from a range of starting points given by the AQA. During the preparatory period of 6 weeks students research and record from observation. They develop ideas exploring different materials and explore how other artists have worked. These ideas are refined and a final realisation of their idea is created in a 10 hour exam (that is spread over 2 days)


Skills Taught 

Year 10 &11

  • Recording experiences and ideas
  • Exploring relevant resources
  • Generating and exploring potential lines of enquiry
  • Applying knowledge and understanding in making images, artefacts and products; reviewing and modifying work, and planning and developing ideas in the light of their own and others’ evaluations
  • Organising, selecting and communicating ideas

Homework   

Year 10 & 11: Creating source page, recording first hand observations, contextual study, developing ideas sheet, analysis and evaluation sheet.

Year 10: Creating a ‘textural handbook’


Background/Extended Learning

Collecting visual image related to the starting point. Helping photograph images related to the theme.


Summer Term

Subject Content

Year 10: Doorways: Students will explore how to create the illusion of depth through perspective and related tonal drawing. Through research students will generate initial ideas. These will be enhanced by contextual studies of artists that use perspective. This will guide students to refine ideas and manipulate different materials as they aim to realise a final piece of work.


Skills Taught 

Year 10: Perspective drawing, analysis, research, tonal drawing, compositional design, experimenting and evaluating.


Homework   

Year 10: Create a mini handbook on the theme of ‘Structure’.


Background/Extended Learning

Visit local art galleries to explore how artists show the illusion of depth. Use YouTube clips to see how artists create images with perspective.