Within the Technology Department the children are rotated on a six week cycle between Art, Food and Fabric and Technology. Each week KS2 pupils receive 2 technology lessons and KS3 receive 3. The main focus in Art is developing skills in using and applying a range of materials. Quality is more important than quantity, which is why we complete one project per academic year. Across the four year period children will under take four very different projects enabling them to experience a range of different art styles and explore a number of techniques and processes. A number of art based enrichment activities are also being offered this academic year such as Big Draw, Pottery and Stop Animation. This allows children further opportunities to develop their skills and express their creativity.
Pupils are also given opportunities to develop their research, writing and reading skills within this subject, in the form of artist research, self evaluations, critical analysis of art work, comprehension and comparing and contrasting of art work. This is a vital part of the Art curriculum, which also supports and develops their English skills.
We believe all pupils have the potential to find an area in Art they enjoy and feel they achieve in, given a broad enough curriculum to experience.
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Book Illustration Part 0ne
Pupils will be gaining an understanding of a range of techniques used by three different well known children’s book illustrators, including Quentin Blake and Eric Carle. They will develop skills in a range of techniques, observational drawing, typography, watercolour, colour theory, collage, research and presentation skills and mixed media.
There will be links with English looking at language used within the text to inspire work created. In addition artist information pages.
Book Illustration Part Two
Pupils will expand upon the knowledge gained in the first half of the project and develop further by practising different typographic styles, observational drawings skills and exploring and experimenting with a range of materials. They will then go on to design a book themselves. Creating the story-developing skills in narrative story writing and extending vocabulary in addition creating the illustrations themselves. Application of the skills they have previously developed to do this is used.
Decorative Art Part One
Focus on creating own patterns and responding to the work of Gustav Klimt and Huntertwasser. Developing their creative and observational drawings skills, as well as their understanding and application of a range of materials. Pupils will study and respond to the work of two artists to create their own individual piece of work.
Written work will be done through artist research and self-evaluations.
Decorative Art Part Two
Pupils will continue looking at the work of Hundertwasser, focussing on his architecture, developing their own drawings of buildings and architecture and will go on to develop skills in 3D relief work, group Big Draws and collage.
Non-representational Art Part One
Pupils will explore both artists. They will investigate a range of materials and create abstract art in response to sounds, emotions and visual experiences. They will produce both 2D and 3D work by the end of the project. Pupils will still look at music as the starting point within their art work but from a more realistic perspective. They will develop their observational drawing skills, oil pastels, watercolour, crayon, collage, biro,mixed media, and develop written work including research, analysis of both their own work and the work of the artists.
There are cross curricular links with both Music and English.
Non-representational Part Two
Pupils will create abstract art work making links with maths, considering shapes, scale and size. Both 2D and 3D installations will be produced. There will be group work involved. Pupils will continue producing elements of written work developing their subject specific vocabulary.
There are cross curricular links to English, Maths and Music.
Day Of the Dead Part One
Learning about different cultures, traditions and festivals which are still celebrated today.
Creating work in response to this. Developing and refining their understanding and control using and applying a range of materials. Including, observational and creative drawing, use of watercolour and colour theory. Gaining skills in creating tone using pencils and biro, collaging techniques, application of oil pastels and research skills.
Cross curricular links with English and World Studies are embedded.
Day of the Dead Part Two
Pupils will develop further their writing skills within Art through critical analysis, research and self-evaluations.
Pupils will have opportunities to work in groups to produce Pabel Picados associated with the Day of the Dead festival. This gives pupils experience in co-operation, teamwork and problem solving.
Pupils will enhance skills in creating unique designs and using and applying acrylic paint. They will develop 3D shrines and research artists from different time periods that link with the festival such as Damien Hirst and Jose Posada.