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Key Stage 3 (Year 7-9)

Year 7:

Art and design based on Maori Art

3D masks Clay tiles Painting

Students will develop their work based on Maori art. They will start by drawing from natural forms . They will learn a variety of drawing and mark making exercises. They will learn how to analyze their own work and art- works from other world cultures They will work with a range of materials including papier- mache and how to work with clay.

Year 8

Portraiture painting based on colour theory and the expressionists.

Self-Portraiture based on the work of the expressionists analyzing the work of the Expressionists and the Fauves. Students work through a variety of working methods and media. They will learn about colour theory and how to apply this to their work. They will study observational drawing and how to scale their work using the grid method to make more ambitious outcomes using oil pastels and paint. They will also be introduced to printmaking making through the mono-printing process.

Year 9:

Pop art based on the work of Andy Warhol.

Students creating self-portraits in fabric based on the work of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein. Working on drawing and painting techniques based on the work of the famous Pop artist. Using fabric painting and a wide range of different stitching techniques. Students will research the Pop art movement and transfer their knowledge of colour . texture and fabric to their work. This will introduce students to working practices they will use in GCSE Art and Design

Key Stage 4 (Year 10-11)

(Two units of work)

Unit 1 Theme – Natural Forms

Year 10 will study a range of artists exploring texture, colour and surfaces inspired by nature. They will start their studies drawing a variety of natural forms exploring media and process. Lino Print, mono print, collage, pen and ink and mixed media, They will gain knowledge of artist’s working practices through use of paint, print, observational drawings from direct observation and from photographs,

Unit 2 Theme – Self Portraiture and Architecture

Students will be exploring identity and self-portraiture inspired the contemporary artist Dan Mountford They will explore the work of a variety of famous artists exploring their use of mark making tone and colour. They will use collage, printmaking and drawing   to realize and create individual pieces of work relating to their chosen artists. They will learn how to create artworks using a combination of acrylic painting techniques and collage.

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