Art

Y10 Fine Art artwork

Artwork produced by Year 10 and Year 11 Fine Art and Textile Design students.

Year 7 ArtworkArtwork produced by Year 7 students.

Y8 Architectural drawingsYear 8 Architectural drawings

What are we studying?

Year

7

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Year 7 Art and Design

Year 7 will continue studying the formal elements of Art and Design developed during the first part of the academic year. This term, the focus will be on learning to apply the formal elements of texture, tone and pattern. Students will complete a range of observational drawings exploring media in order to develop ideas for a printmaking project. The project will focus on recording grasses and seed heads creatively connecting to the artwork of Angie Lewis.

Year

8

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Year 8 Art and Design

This term, Year 8 will be working on the theme of architecture. They will explore the artwork of John Piper and Chris Tate in order to create expressive and layered drawings of the school grounds. Students will learn to record in more detail using architecture as inspiration. They will use a variety of mixed media techniques and complete experiments before producing a final piece of their own design.

Year

9

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Year 9 Art and Design

Year 9 will be working on the theme of Portraiture and Identity. They will investigate the ideas and practices of Pop Artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein in order to create their own personal artworks. Students will develop their knowledge of Photoshop as well as drawing, painting and printmaking in order to explore the theme.

Year

10

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Year 10 Fine Art and Textiles Design

Year 10 will conclude their introductory course on the theme of still life before commencing their personal portfolio projects mid-January. The personal portfolios will contain sketchbook work, larger scale exploratory pieces as well as more developed final outcomes in response to a set theme. This work represents 60% of the final GCSE course and will conclude in December 2019.

OTHER INFORMATION

Catch up session can be arranged with your teacher for after school where you can gain extra support with your work.

Year

11 Art

Dates

WHAT ARE WE STUDYING

Year 11 Fine Art and Textiles Design

This term, Year 11 will be commencing their Externally Set Assignments which is the exam element of their GCSE and worth 40% of the final GCSE. The examination board will issue a detailed paper setting out ideas for a theme. This year, the theme of “Reflections” will be explored through a range of artist research, recording, experimenting and making tasks. The ESA will conclude in a 10 hour examination where students will complete a final outcome concluding their period of research.

OTHER INFORMATION

Catch up session can be arranged with your teacher for after school where you can gain extra support with your work.