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Head of Department: Ms L Parnell

HALF TERM 1

Literacy Focus is on TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words

Introduction to Colour Theory:

  • Art label displaying things I like
  • KS3 Yearly Assessment Task on your previous knowledge
  • Spelling Test: Learn key Art words TRT
  • Colours, words and feelings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of colour theory using pencil crayon
  • Use the interactive board to learn how to use colour theory
  •  Colour pairs: Match harmonious/ complementary pairs

HALF TERM 2

Literacy Focus: TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words.

Colour Theory in Practice:

  • Painted colour wheel: Learn how to mix paint Primary, Secondary, Complementary, Tertiary colours
  • Colour swatch collage: Create a collage using coloured paper, tissue paper and wrapping paper.
  • Create your own colour chart: Use shading techniques to produce a tonal grid in pencil crayon

HALF TERM 3

Literacy Focus: is on variety of sentence structures & construction

Research and Inspiration:

  • Environmental Research: Watch videos on Blue Planet and discuss
  • Fish Book cover: Design a decorative title page, chalk, ink, pencil crayons and felts.
  • Artist research: Laptop research on Vincent Scarpace
  • Peer Assessment: Review the work of others and act on feedback
  • Mark – making techniques on A4 paper
  • Vincent Scarpace Study: Zoom in study of shape and pattern.

HALF TERM 4

Literacy Focus: is on variety of sentence structures & construction

My Fish Design:

  • Working from initial ideas to final designs
  • Final Piece: Create an A3 Fish design using ink and wax resist techniques.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of colours theory and pattern
  • Self- Evaluation
  • Pupil Voice
  • End of Unit Test

HALF TERM 5

Literacy Focus: is on variety of sentence structures & construction

Insects:

  • Insect study: create linear patterns to draw from first hand resources.
  • Learn how to record from real objects using shape texture and pattern
  • Use mark-making using fine line pen (secondary resources)
  • Create a research collage, use annotation
  • Discuss primary and secondary sources and make connections to your own work.

HALF TERM 6

Literacy Focus: is on TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words

Bugs:

  • Watch videos on other artists and discuss
  • Practice mixed media trials
  • Educational visit: Homework reward trip
  • Design an insect using mixed media relief
  • Peer Assessment: Review the work of others and act on feedback
  • Revision Primary, Secondary, Complementary, Harmonious Tertiary colours
  • End of year 7 assessment: Written and practical

HALF TERM 1

Literacy Focus: TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words

Skulls:

  • KS3 Drawing Assessment: Faces grid
  • Design ideas: Decorating Heads
  • Symmetry of the Skull: Use the interactive board to learn how measure accurately.
  • Spelling Test: Key words
  • Colour Theory Skulls
  • Day of the Dead w/sheet- List items you would wish for as a returning soul.
  • Watch videos on Day of the Dead and discuss.
  • Laptop research on Mexican traditions including your own opinion.

HALF TERM 2

Literacy Focus: TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words.

Day of the Dead Traditions:

  • Symmetry and Pattern: Match and extend patterns on the skull
  • Collect and explore patterns
  • Let’s talk about skulls – discuss the work of others from the secondary resources provided.
  • Record your opinions using annotation
  • Explore patterns on sugar skulls and make connections to your own work.
  • Create your own Day of the Dead Skull design: Use repeating line techniques to produce a decorated skull design in pencil crayon

HALF TERM 3

Literacy Focus: is on variety of sentence structures & construction

Clay Sugar Skulls:

  • Ceramic Skills -Clay work – create a textured skull relief based on your 2d design.
  • Final Piece: Paint application to ceramic skulls. Accuracy and detail.
  • Self -Evaluation
  • Pupil Voice
  • End of Unit Test

HALF TERM 4

Literacy Focus: is on key words

Faces:

  • Demonstrate colour blending techniques using knowledge of ‘Hot’ primary, secondary and tertiary colours using pencil crayons.
  • Demonstrate colour blending techniques using knowledge of ‘cold’ primary, secondary and tertiary colours using water colour paints.
  • Self- Evaluation
  • Eye studies- observational drawing from secondary resources.
  • Eyes through the Eyes of an Artist w/sheet – study the work of others such as Escher, Van Gogh, Picasso.

HALF TERM 5

Literacy Focus: is on variety of sentence structures & construction

Body Art:

  • Watch videos on Body art and discuss History of Tattoos.
  • Body Art Traditions: Laptop research on tattoo traditions. Such as Mehndi, Tiki and Western cultures, include your own opinion.
  • Peer Assessment Review the work of others and act on feedback.
  • Body Art study: create linear patterns to draw from first hand resources.
  • Use mark-making techniques to produce studies in fine line pen.
  • Practice mixed media trials for Body Art designs.
  • Revision Primary, Secondary, Complementary, Harmonious Tertiary colours

HALF TERM 6

Literacy Focus: is on TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words

Body Art

  • Final Piece 2d Body Art design (hand)
  • Learn how to record from using shape and pattern (Body parts e.g. arms, feet or faces)
  • Discuss primary sources and secondary and make connections to your own work.
  • End of year 8 assessment: Practical

HALF TERM 1

Literacy Focus: TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words

Lettering:

  • Assessment Task Title Page: GSCE ART.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of colour theory using a range of mixed media techniques.
  • Use secondary resources to draw fonts- learn how to use measurement and line.
  • Research Illuminated Manuscripts- Laptop research.
  • Watch videos on Illuminated manuscripts and discuss.
  • Observational drawing study of Illuminated Manuscripts
  • Peer Assessment Review the work of others and act on feedback.

HALF TERM 2

Literacy Focus: TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words.

Graffiti Art:

  • Discuss Graffiti resources and make connections to your own work.
  • Graffiti worksheet: Use mixed media techniques to produce colour trials.
  • Research the History of Graffiti Art: Laptops – include 2 artists and your own opinion – Is Graffiti Art or Vandalism?
  • Painted name Tag: Learn how to mix paint Primary, Secondary, Complementary, Tertiary colours.
  • A2 TAG study: Choose Hot/cold colours to create an Acrylic Tag presented on a graffiti collage.

HALF TERM 3

Literacy Focus: is on variety of sentence structures & construction

Graffiti tag:

  • Graffiti Final Design
  • Bending Chalks to create initial Graffiti fonts
  • Painted name Tag: Learn how to mix paint Primary, Secondary, Complementary, Tertiary colours.
  • A2 TAG study: Choose Hot/cold colours to create an Acrylic Tag presented on a graffiti collage.

HALF TERM 4

Literacy Focus: is on variety of sentence structures & construction

Packaging:

  • Collect font styles from a range of packaging: bottles, cans and commercial packaging.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Primary and Secondary colours.
  • Sketchbook observational drawing: Draw from Magazine fonts. Making grids and measurement. Use of accuracy and tone
  • Peer Assessment: Review the work of others and act on feedback.

HALF TERM 5

Literacy Focus: is on variety of annotation

Sweet Wrappers

  • Practice observational drawing using line shape and colour.
  • Practice blending skills in pencil crayon and paint.
  • Demonstrate collage skills
  • Watch videos on Pop Artists (Warhol, Lichtenstein, Robert Indiana, Oldenburg) discuss methods.
  • End of year test: Andy Warhol –Soup Can
  • Self- Evaluation

HALF TERM 6

Literacy Focus: is on variety of annotation

Pop Art Relief:

  • Research the work of others: Laptop research annotate sketchbook. Educational visit
  • Draw from secondary packaging resources to plan 3d development
  • Practice clay trials using a variety of relief techniques
  • Clay relief final piece

HALF TERM 1

Literacy Focus: TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words

Inspired by Nature Portfolio (60%) Unit 1

  • KS4 drawing assessment: Natural form drawing from first hand observation. Tonal studies shape and form.
  • Tonal studies using rubbing technique. Spiral relief (woodblock).
  • Printing techniques using mixed media
  • First hand observational drawings, personal research, sketching and photography.
  • Create collage studies- zoom using mixed media resources add annotation.
  • A3 Presentation including annotation.

HALF TERM 2

Literacy Focus: TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words

Inspired by Nature Portfolio (60%) Unit 1

  • Development from secondary observational drawings – organic studies, personal research, sketching and photography.
  • Create 2 initial designs - Use line only.
  • Refine your ideas to create 2 final designs in colour (mock exam).
  • FINAL PIECE: MIXED MEDIA
  • Self- evaluation

HALF TERM 3

Literacy Focus: TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words.

Key areas to explore:

  • Study a variety of shoe images from other cultures PPT
  • Laptop research on shoes from around the world, including:
  • Drawings of Van Gogh,
  • Andy Warhol shoe designs
  • Chinese foot binding,
  • Holocaust shoe monuments.
  • A2 Presentation of research including annotation

HALF TERM 4

Literacy Focus: is on annotation

Shoe Design:

  • Secondary Resources: Choose 2 themes/celebrities to inspire mood board using collage and annotation.
  • Watch videos on unusual shoe designs and discuss.
  • Design 4 unusual shoes based on your chosen themes.
  • Use a range of media to add detail – blended pencil crayon, chalk and acrylic pen, collage, paint and mixed media.
  • Annotate your designs referring to connections with your chosen theme.
  • A1 presentation.

HALF TERM 5

Literacy Focus: TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words.

Working from Observation:

  • Create a variety of observational studies from shoes using shading techniques e.g. laces, front view, side views, buckles, soles
  • Explore primary sources of footwear. Two-hour assessment: A3 first hand observational tonal drawing.
  • Learn how to record from real objects using shape texture and pattern. Digital photography and Photoshop.
  • Discuss primary sources and secondary and make connections to your own work.
  • A4/A5 2d experimentations in mixed media including annotation.
  • Peer assessment – Review the work of others and act on feedback.

HALF TERM 6

Literacy Focus: is on variety of sentence structures & construction

3d Materials and Techniques:

  • Learn how to develop ideas using shape texture and pattern.
  • Zoom into sections of shoe studies to create a 3d relief
  • 3d relief study: create linear patterns using card, tissue paper, string and found objects
  • 3D clay work and plaster casting of shoe sections
  • Peer assessment – Review the work of others and act on feedback.

HALF TERM 1

Literacy Focus: TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words

Inspired by Nature Portfolio (60%)

  • KS4 drawing assessment: Natural form drawing from first hand observation. Tonal studies shape and form.
  • Tonal studies using rubbing technique. Spiral relief (woodblock).
  • Printing techniques using mixed media
  • Enrichment trip – First hand observational drawings, personal research, sketching and photography.
  • Create collage studies- zoom using mixed media resources add annotation.
  • A2 Presentation including annotation.

HALF TERM 2

Literacy Focus: TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words

Inspired by Nature Portfolio (60%)

  • Development from secondary observational drawings – organic studies, personal research, sketching and photography.
  • Create 2 initial designs inspired by nature and in response to your visit. Use line only.
  • Refine your ideas to create 2 final designs in colour (mock exam).
  • FINAL PIECE: MIXED MEDIA
  • Self- evaluation

HALF TERM 3

Literacy Focus: is on variety of sentence structures & construction

Set Task (40%) Initial Research:

  • Introduction to set task: choose from 10 starting points
  • Mind mapping and visual resources
  • A2 presentation visual stimulus and annotation.
  • A2 presentation- artist’s research. Making connections to the work of others.
  • Annotation.

HALF TERM 4

Materials and Techniques:

  • Demonstrate drawing and painting techniques using knowledge of line, shape, tone and texture.
  • Demonstrate a range of printing techniques based on theme.
  • Personal Response – recording first hand images through drawing and photography.
  • Exploring media using a range of chosen materials collage, clay, plaster, mixed media trials.
  • Annotation

HALF TERM 5

Literacy Focus: is on variety of sentence structures & construction

Set Task 10 hour exam:

  • Final Piece – personal response to chosen starting point using materials and process explored.
  • Development of ideas to final design using real objects primary resources and annotation. Planning and composition.
  • Developments of ideas to final design using secondary resources and annotation.
  • Planning and composition.
  • Learn how to record from real objects using shape texture and pattern.
  • Discuss primary sources and secondary and make connections to your own work.
  • Self-evaluation

HALF TERM 6

Literacy Focus: is on TRT Revision/Spelling strategies for Key Art words

Portfolio and Set task Presentation:

  • Final selection and presentation of Portfolio for moderation.
  • Present annotation and self- evaluation of Portfolio work.
  • Final selection and presentation of Set Task for moderation.
  • Present annotation and self- evaluation of Set Task.