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Art and Design

Introduction

The Art and Design curriculum at Ken Stimpson Community School aims to engage students in a range of materials and techniques to develop exciting and imaginative outcomes. The dedicated team here encourage an inclusive, hard working and creative atmosphere for all students through the key stages. We believe that Art is such an important part of a student’s curriculum, as it encourages logical, creative and independent thinking skills that can only enhance their learning within other subjects.

Our key Stage Three projects are designed to teach basic core skills through a range of 2D and 3D topics. These skills become the building blocks for our exciting key stage 4 and 5 curriculum, where students can immerse themselves in a broader and more professional range of materials, techniques and processes. Students can attend regular trips to galleries, museums and other topical locations that are calendared throughout the year for each key stage, which enhance the students learning and encourage aspiration within the subject and beyond.

Art and Design students that have studied at Ken Stimpson Community School have often progressed into further education within the arts. Graphic Design, Textile and Surface Design, Fine Art, Fashion, Architecture, Education and Photography are just a few of the examples of courses students have chosen following their A Levels.

Mrs Fowkes
Head of Faculty
Year 7

Topic

Half term

Assessment

Formal Elements

Using their knowledge of the above, the pupils will develop their drawing skills using natural forms as inspiration.

Autumn term 1

Baseline Test – Shoe drawing

 

Skills based drawing assessment:

Line, tone, texture.

 

Project Keywords.

Colour

The pupils will develop their knowledge of colour mixing and use this to create a repeat pattern.

 

Autumn term 2

Skills based drawing assessment:

Pattern design.

 

Skills based painting assessment:

Colour mixing, applying paint.

Project Keywords.

Antoni Gaudi

The pupils will research the life and work of Antoni Gaudi.

Spring term 1

Skills based drawing assessment:

Tonal Chimney

Research based assessment.

Project Keywords and annotation

3D – Clay work

The pupils will design a 3D piece based on their natural form drawings and their knowledge of Gaudi’s work. They will then construct their final pieces.

Spring term 2

Skills based design assessment:

Produce 2 designs for their clay piece.

 

Clay work skills assessment:

Construction of clay piece.

Project Keywords.

Clay work – Decoration

Using water colours the pupils will decorate their work.

The pupils will begin their Experimental Project. Pupils will be asked to produce work in ways which may take them out of their comfort zone. For example making marks which reflect a piece of music they are listening to.

Summer term 1

Skills based paint assessment:

Pupils decorate their pieces.

 

 

 

 

Skills based drawing assessment:

The pupils will experiment with a range of materials.

Project Keywords.

 

Experimental Project

Looking at the work of the Expressionist Artists, pupils will produce a final piece based on their initial experiments.

Summer term 2

Skills based assessment:

 

Final piece

Project Keywords and annotation

Year 8

Topic

Half term

Assessment

Portraiture

The pupils will be focusing on producing realistic drawings of facial features.

Autumn term 1

Skills based drawing assessment:

Drawing from direct Observation.

Project Keywords

Portraiture- Final piece

The pupils will produce a final multi media piece based on the work of Pablo Picasso.

Autumn term 2

Skills based multi- media piece

How their final piece reflects the work of Picasso.

Project Keywords and annotation

Bugs

The pupils will be producing a series of drawings of bugs using a range of media.

Spring term 1

Skills based drawing assessment:

Line, tone, texture and pattern.

Project Keywords

Bugs

The pupils will be producing a small 3D piece using recyclable materials based on their bug drawings.

 

 

Spring term 2

Skills based 3D work assessment

Project Keywords

 

 

 

 

Pop Art

The pupils will be researching and reflecting upon the work of the Pop Artists. They will produce some designs for a 3D piece based on the work of Claes Oldenburg who uses food products within his sculptural pieces.

Summer term 1

Skills based research assessment:

Pop Art Artist page.

 

Skills based design assessment:

Drawing food products from direct observation.

Project Keywords and annotation

 

Pop Art – Clay construction

The pupils will produce a piece of clay work based on the above.

Summer term 2

Clay Construction assessment:

Making skills.

Project Keywords

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Staniland Way
Werrington
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