Art and Design: Fine Art
Key Stage 3
Year 7 students study basic skills in drawing and various media. These largely focus on optical art and cultures from around the world.
Year 8 – Complete a project on ‘sweets’ - exploring photorealistic painting of Sarah Graham. Developing drawing skills and exploring composition with a camera and developing a final piece with a Pop Art influence. Following on from this students complete a 3D exploration topic developing construction techniques.
Key Stage 4
Year 9 - Exploring Surrealism artists - developing observational drawing skills and idea exploration - leading onto Fantastic Beasts project to extend surreal ideas based on the book/film. Portraiture project - developing various skills through varied artist styles of a portrait using different media and photoshop.
Year 10 - coursework project/s assessed upon 4 Assessment Objectives. Starting points can vary for this project to suit the learner.
Year 11 - completion of coursework project and presentation. January-May a project (choice out of 5 different starting point) set by the exam board
How lessons are taught
In Year 7 and 8 student explore a variety of media as a whole class using pencil, crayon, watercolour/poster/acrylic paints, oil and chalk pastels, paper/card/wire/clay constructions.
GCSE students develop skills and improve independence with own work and using 1:1 time with the teachers to discuss their next steps.