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Art & Design Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 Art & Design Learning Plans 2016 2017

YEAR PLAN

Year 7

In year 7 students study Art and Design as part of a carousel of 5 subjects. This means that students study each subject for a block of lessons before moving on to another subject (the carousel rotates twice during the year).

TERM

UNIT

ASSESSMENT TYPE

HOMEWORK  OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

ART & DESIGN

Carousel 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Carousel 2

Mythical Creatures

In this project Students are introduced to the Visual Elements, Line, Shape, Tone, Form and Texture, Colour and Pattern. This project encourages students to think imaginatively and creatively. Students explore a wide range of mythical creatures and following research, the study of artists work they develop their own mythical creature whilst a particular emphasis in carousel 1 is developing good drawing technique.

 

In carousel 2 students experiment with a range of new media to complete a final piece.

This inspires a strong link with Literacy as we encourage students to develop a personality, habitat and characteristics for their creature and create a poem inspired by the author Julia Donaldson.

Practical Skills Assessment

Interim formal assessment and personalised feedback

Research / find pictures of animals/mythical creatures

Create a mythical creature

Artist research Ė Henri Rousseauís jungle paintings

Fantasy habitat drawings

Complete Mythical Creature poem

Exploration of line drawing task

Line drawings of objects

Tonal study drawing

Colour mixing activity

Create a repeat pattern

 

 

Students are encouraged to regularly access our Art & Design Firefly pages to find lots of tips and techniques to practice at home to further develop their skills.



YEAR PLAN

Year 8

In year 8 students study Art and Design separately, each as part of a carousel. This means that students study each subject for a block of lessons before moving on to another subject (the carousel rotates twice during the year).

TERM

UNIT

ASSESSMENT TYPE

HOMEWORK  OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

ART

Carousel 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carousel 2

Insects Project

Students begin by developing their drawing skills using a range of media. The study of the Visual Elements continues in Year 8 looking into the application and understanding of colour and tone using a range of media developing more advanced techniques and understanding of art processes.

 

Students use their insect imagery and drawings to develop more decorative ideas to develop into a textile piece. Students research relevant and current practicing artists to inform and inspire their work. As well as using textiles as an art medium students also gain practical skills in stitching and embroidery.

Practical Skills Assessment

Interim formal assessment and personalised feedback

Research / find pictures of insects

Observational study of an insect

Conclusion Ė reflecting on practical skills

 

 

Students are encouraged to regularly access our Art & Design Firefly pages to find lots of tips and techniques to practice at home to further develop their skills.

DESIGN

Carousel 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carousel 2

Students will be experimenting with traditional art techniques to develop ideas for different packaging designs. Looking at existing packaging to inform and develop students ideas will enable students to understand  the constraints of working to a brief, as is the case when designing a product in industry.

 

 

Students will develop their work to make tea/perfume or aftershave packaging by hand using a variety of media but then scanned into Pcs and developed with the use of CAD/CAM- extension work will include poster and point of sale design.

Practical Skills Assessment

Interim formal assessment and personalised feedback

Research exciting creative packaging design

Written Evaluation of tea/aftershave/ perfume box design prior to moving onto poster

 

 

Students are encouraged to regularly access our Art & Design Firefly pages to find lots of tips and techniques to practice at home to further develop their skills.


YEAR PLAN

Year 9

Students in Year 9 study Art & Design and have 4 lessons a fortnight for the duration of the academic year.

TERM

UNIT

ASSESSMENT TYPE

HOMEWORK  OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

Autumn 1

 

 

Under the Sea

The beauty of the underwater sea will be the inspiration for this project. Students are encouraged to study and collect interesting imagery relating to the theme. Experimentation is encouraged throughout this project, students will learn new techniques, skills and processes, such as printmaking, PVA painting, brusho, felt making. Particular focus will be on developing drawing skills and interesting presentation. This project is delivered as a condensed GCSE unit to give students a flavour of KS4 Art study.

Practical Skills Assessment

Interim formal assessment and personalised feedback

Front cover design for folders

Research 3 Artists:

Collect pictures, information and analysis for each artist

Own versions or representation of the artistís work.

Present research as a creative page

Observational drawings

Practicing skills

Finish class tasks

Developing design ideas

 

Students are encouraged to regularly access our Art & Design Firefly pages to find lots of tips and techniques to practice at home to further develop their skills.

Autumn 2

 

Spring 1

Urban Architecture and Graffiti

The urban landscape is a source of inspiration for this project. From the decorative features of historical architecture to more contemporary building, students develop their observational skills and appreciation for the city as an artistic form. This project is also delivered as a condensed GCSE unit to give students a flavour of KS4 Art study. Students have an opportunity of creating different outcomes including 3D work.

Practical Skills Assessment

Interim formal assessment and personalised feedback

Collect imagery

Observational drawings

Research an urban street artist

Develop a tag design

Practice application of pencil crayons to achieve skilful blending

Artist research

Written personal response to artists

Take photographs of buildings

Design ideas for final piece

 

 

Students are encouraged to regularly access our Art & Design Firefly pages to find lots of tips and techniques to practice at home to further develop their skills.

Spring 2