This brief unit of work has been devised to introduce the students to art, the department, expectations and to assess each child’s entry level in art.
All tasks will be marked on how well the student uses and chooses materials.
Hand drawing – Analytical drawing ability will be assessed
Me box – Personal response and creativity
Symbolic and fantasy drawings – ability to change drawing styles according to audience
Classical and Romanic – critical analysis will be assessed
Basic Visual elements:
The students will study the basic visual elements for the rest of the year. This project has been devised as a foundation course and is skill based rather than project led. The students will study, point, tone, and line. Within these sections they will experience different media/scale/artists
Point: Basic drawing skills using point, Artist Research (Durer), oil pastel observational drawing (teddy).
Line: Basic line manipulation skills/ Artist research looking at Michael Brennand-Wood and for homework – how artist use line (Matisse – Flowing, Gros – Crabbed, emphatic Lyrical)/ primary observational drawing (shell/feather/palm)/3D outcome based on Brennand-Woods weaving.
Tone: Basic tone techniques, Drawing (sphere/landscape), observational drawing (Glass, still life and Spoon)/either a tonal collage or print