Art

Art, Design and Technology are taught at The Wilnecote School at Key Stage 3.  Students are taught Art for 1.30 hours a week in year 7 and 2 hours in year 8 (textiles is taught within the art curriculum). Technology is taught for one hour a week with the two subject areas (Food/Graphics) rotating after half a year. Students are offered Art and Design, Graphics and Food & Nutrition as optional subjects at Key Stage 4.  Specialist practical rooms, workshops, kitchens and a computer room are dedicated to these subjects.

Summary:

 

AIMS

  • To develop the understanding of the visual elements of art and design.
  • To gain a knowledge of the techniques and processes including 3D, painting, drawing and the critical analysis of artists.
  • To gain an insight into how an idea is developed.
  • To become confident in the handling of a variety of media.
  • To improve observational drawing.

 

KS3 Course Content

Year 7

This is a skill based course. The students will study the basic visual elements, point, tone, and line. Within these sections they will experience different media/scale/artists.

 

  • Point: Basic drawing skills using point, artist research on Durer, oil pastel observational drawing of a teddy.
  • Line: Basic line manipulation skills and observational drawing of natural forms, artist research on contemporary artist Michael Brennand-Wood and a final 3D outcome based on Brennand-Woods weaving.
  • Tone: Basic tone techniques and drawing of geometric shapes and landscapes, observational drawing of a glass, still life and Spoon.

Year 8

Year 8 is a process based course based around colour and pattern, facilitating the teaching of projects and encouraging the development of skills in greater depth. Prior knowledge of the visual elements (taught in year 7) will built upon and developed in a more personal response.

The three processes to be covered during this year could be are:

  • PRINT/DIGITAL MEDIA,
  • THREE DIMENSIONAL DESIGN,
  • PAINTING/DRAWING.

Assessment:  The four assessment areas are recording, handling of materials, art history and outcomes (final pieces).

Summary:

 The first two terms of year nine will be taught as a foundation course; a culmination and unification of the skills taught in key stage 3.  Students will be further challenged by the promotion of sequential development of work.  Teaching should begin to encourage individual responses to assignments allowing the students to take more ownership of work.

The main GCSE exam content will be taught at the end of year nine through to year 11. The process of this course is led by the exam board.  The department follow the AQA specification: Fine Art endorsement, which allows teachers and students a lot of freedom.  Students will have increasing ownership of their projects and respond on an individual basis.  The students could complete projects using the processes of drawing and painting/sculpture/printing/ ceramics/digital media/stencilling/textiles/glass.

Our overarching themes for projects are – Close-ups/Birds/portraits/colour/natural forms.

What the student chooses to focus on within these themes is negotiated with the student to ensure ownership.

 

Assessment:

60% coursework

  • One project and a collection of experimental work. Both must contain the elements of recording, artist research, development and a final piece.

40% exam

  • A seen paper. Students have approximately 10 weeks to research, record and develop a piece of work. The final piece is then completed in a 10hr exam. Both the final exam piece and the prep work are mark as part of the 40%.
  • Y10 visit to the Pitt Rivers museum in November
  • 2D design Christmas Card workshop
  • Gifted and Talented workshops in Glass and Textiles
  • After school Art surgery
  • Annual student and community Art Exhibition
  • National competitions.
Key Stage 3

Summary:

 

AIMS

  • To develop the understanding of the visual elements of art and design.
  • To gain a knowledge of the techniques and processes including 3D, painting, drawing and the critical analysis of artists.
  • To gain an insight into how an idea is developed.
  • To become confident in the handling of a variety of media.
  • To improve observational drawing.

 

KS3 Course Content

Year 7

This is a skill based course. The students will study the basic visual elements, point, tone, and line. Within these sections they will experience different media/scale/artists.

 

  • Point: Basic drawing skills using point, artist research on Durer, oil pastel observational drawing of a teddy.
  • Line: Basic line manipulation skills and observational drawing of natural forms, artist research on contemporary artist Michael Brennand-Wood and a final 3D outcome based on Brennand-Woods weaving.
  • Tone: Basic tone techniques and drawing of geometric shapes and landscapes, observational drawing of a glass, still life and Spoon.

Year 8

Year 8 is a process based course based around colour and pattern, facilitating the teaching of projects and encouraging the development of skills in greater depth. Prior knowledge of the visual elements (taught in year 7) will built upon and developed in a more personal response.

The three processes to be covered during this year could be are:

  • PRINT/DIGITAL MEDIA,
  • THREE DIMENSIONAL DESIGN,
  • PAINTING/DRAWING.

Assessment:  The four assessment areas are recording, handling of materials, art history and outcomes (final pieces).

Key Stage 4

Summary:

 The first two terms of year nine will be taught as a foundation course; a culmination and unification of the skills taught in key stage 3.  Students will be further challenged by the promotion of sequential development of work.  Teaching should begin to encourage individual responses to assignments allowing the students to take more ownership of work.

The main GCSE exam content will be taught at the end of year nine through to year 11. The process of this course is led by the exam board.  The department follow the AQA specification: Fine Art endorsement, which allows teachers and students a lot of freedom.  Students will have increasing ownership of their projects and respond on an individual basis.  The students could complete projects using the processes of drawing and painting/sculpture/printing/ ceramics/digital media/stencilling/textiles/glass.

Our overarching themes for projects are – Close-ups/Birds/portraits/colour/natural forms.

What the student chooses to focus on within these themes is negotiated with the student to ensure ownership.

 

Assessment:

60% coursework

  • One project and a collection of experimental work. Both must contain the elements of recording, artist research, development and a final piece.

40% exam

  • A seen paper. Students have approximately 10 weeks to research, record and develop a piece of work. The final piece is then completed in a 10hr exam. Both the final exam piece and the prep work are mark as part of the 40%.
Opportunities
  • Y10 visit to the Pitt Rivers museum in November
  • 2D design Christmas Card workshop
  • Gifted and Talented workshops in Glass and Textiles
  • After school Art surgery
  • Annual student and community Art Exhibition
  • National competitions.