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Aims

The aim of Art and Design at Key Stage 3 is to introduce students to a wide range of media and techniques in both two and three dimensions, through exciting theme-based projects. Linking the students’ learning and development through a range of cultural and contextual themes is an important part of the syllabus, covered through a wide range of projects and approaches. This is intended to place the students’ experiences within context the work of other artists and cultures. An essential part of the course is the development of the students’ skills of research and recording through the use of presentation sheets and journals both at school and home. Pupils have the opportunity to experience working in the full range of media, such as drawing and painting, printmaking, ceramics, mixed media and sculpture.

​Introduction

Through a series of projects students will explore new ideas, techniques and experiences. Through looking at art from other cultures and times students will broaden their understanding of art. They will apply this understanding to their own work by developing original ideas to a final outcome in a suitable media.

What students will study:

In Year 7

Students will develop skills through a range of projects which may include :-

  • Comic 3D character in clay.
  • Imaginative development of a mechanical creature
  • Expressionist portraiture.
  • 3D construction based on Mexican animals

In Year 8

Students will develop skills through a range of projects which may include :-

  • Aboriginal art clay tile
  • Portraiture
  • 3D card construction based on African Masks
  • Pop Art based mixed media work

In Year 9

Students will develop skills through a range of projects which may include :-

  • Caricature project including drawing, media technique work and clay
  • Surrealism project exploring colour blending and ink wash.
  • Cubist card construction
  • Study of natural form through the work of Georgia O'Keefe