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Curriculum Statement for Art and Design

ART & DESIGN

Subject Leader - Mrs N Slater

nsl@pewsey-vale.wilts.sch.uk

Art
The Art and Design area at Pewsey Vale School is a stimulating and vibrant environment where all students learn to make aesthetic and practical decisions, becoming actively involved in making Visual Art. We aim to encourage creativity and imagination and students use a variety of materials and techniques to communicate what they see, feel and think. They also explore ideas and meanings of the work of other artists and learn about the diverse roles and functions of Art and Design in contemporary life and different time periods and cultures.

At Key Stage Three, Art and Design is taught for a single lesson per week. Our aim is to give students a firm foundation in basic skills in a range of media. Observational study is a very important part of the basic skills and in particular drawing from real objects.

Year 7
Year 7 Art students will explore six units of study including, drawing, painting, sculpture and print making. They will use a range of specialist equipment and materials in lessons.

Autumn Term Topic Assessment Home Learning
September - October Baseline drawing/mark-making One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Book covering and primary school reflection. Artists’ research. Artists’ transcription
November - December Dinosaur Drawing One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Make a painted or coloured pencil copy (transcription) of your favourite colourful artwork. Poem about ‘Colour’
Spring Term Topic Assessment Home Learning 
January -February Dinosaur painted colour wheel One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Write the word ‘Colourful’ in an interesting way, using patterns, line and texture. Make a colour ‘wheel’ in your sketchbook using different collage materials.
March - April Dinosaur painted colour wheel/ colour and text work One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Research the Artist ‘Alex Langdrum’ present his work and information using the writing frame. Make an accurate coloured drawing of an object.
Summer Term Topic Assessment Home Learning
April - May Dinosaur sculpture maquette One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Assemble a variety of objects and take a photo of them. Print the photograph and stick into your sketchbook Make a small sculpture using recycled materials
June - July Dinosaur larger collaborative sculpture One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback sculpture of your choice. Use the writing frame and make a copy of the artwork. Make a copy of another sculpture that you find interesting.

 

Year 8
Year 8 Art students will explore six units of study including, drawing, painting, sculpture and print making. They will use a range of specialist equipment and materials in lessons.

Autumn Term Topic Assessment Home Learning 
September - October Self Portrait pencil study/ Michael Craig Martin inspired printmaking One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Research 4 Sculptures of your choice and print these images. Draw one of the sculptures, adding detail and colour. Make 4 observational drawings (large and small) from observation of your eye. Use 4 different materials to draw with and present in your sketchbook
November -  December Portrait collage/ printmaking One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Use the writing frame to research a portrait artist of your choice. Make studies of your facial features. Draw these into your sketchbook to fill two pages.
Spring Term Topic Assessment Home Learning
January -February Self-Portrait pencil study/ Collagraph plate and printmaking techniques One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Research a German Expressionist artist of your choice. Produce a black and white collage to fill a page in your sketchbook.
March - April Printmaking inspired by German Expressionism One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Write a poem about printmaking. Take a series of photographs of family and friends. Present these in an interesting way in your book.
Summer Term Topic Assessment Home Learning
April - May Painted canvas One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Produce an accurate coloured study of an artist’s work. You chose the artwork. Divide you page into squares and create a pixelated coloured pencil drawing. Draw a letter or number within each of the previous coloured square.
June - July Ceramic tile One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Produce a collage of faces using photographs, papers and magazines. Make a drawing each day that you are set this project. E.g 24 days= 24 drawings.

 

Year 9
Year 9 Art students will explore six units of study including, drawing, painting, ceramic sculpture and print making. They will use a range of specialist equipment and materials in lessons.

Autumn Term Topic Assessment Home Learning
September - October Architecture drawing workshops One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Take a series of photographs of unusual buildings. Present images in your sketchbook. Research an architect of your choice. Use the writing frame and present in your book.
November  - December Architecture painting workshops One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Make a study of Ptolemy Dean’s pen and ink drawings of buildings. Use a felt-tip pen and water to draw a building or structure of your choice.
Spring Term Topic Assessment  Home Learning
January - February Man and Machine Collage and painting One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Present a collage of images of machines and faces. Trace a section of your collage and repeat to fill a page in your book. Add colour to the overlapped areas.
March - April Man and Machine Ceramic tile One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Make a series of drawings using a range of media, on found patterns. Make a study of an Almancan artwork.
Summer Term Topic Assessment Home Learning
April - May Figure sculpture Maquette studies One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Research Keith Haring’s sculpture work. Present information using the writing frame. Draw a stick figure overlapped to fill a double page of your sketchbook.
June - July Figure Sculpture One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback Research figurative sculptures made from a range of materials. Present these images in your book. Chose your favourite figurative sculpture, and make a study in your book.

 

Assessment
An assessment will take place at the end of each project. Students will be assessed against Key Stage Three assessment matrices for Art. Assessment within Art, takes many forms. Firstly through one-to-one support of each student during the lesson, verbal feedback, written feedback and students’ own written feedback. All homework learning projects, as well as individual projects will be assessed and given feedback for all students to achieve their potential within the subject. During the course of their study these levels can go up and down as students explore new materials and techniques, as well as the range of disciplines. Final levels will be based on the complete project. We will always encourage interested students to extend projects beyond the minimum requirement and we are also keen to see any artwork unrelated to school.

Assessment Matrices

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Equipment
Students must have a school sketchbook for their art projects. At the start of the academic year they will be given an A4 sketchbook free of charge. If this is lost, they must then purchase a replacement for a small fee from the Art department. These sketchbooks will be used for homework, extended learning and classwork. Students must also be equipped with basic drawing materials, a pencil, rubber, coloured pencils and a ruler.

Extra-Curricular Activities
The Subject Leader of Art is available for extended learning after school, and a timetable for this is available prior to the start of a new term. There are also extra-curricular activities such as Trinity College Arts Award Bronze and Silver. There will also be periodic out of school visits to galleries, Roche Court Sculpture Park, local practicing artist’s studios and museums, relating to projects being undertaken.

Suggested Extension Activities
It is great to see artwork ‘in the flesh’, and therefore by taking your son or daughter to an Art Gallery or Museum is a fantastic way for them to be inspired by great works of famous artists. Local museums and galleries generally offer a range of specialist arts activities after school and during the school holidays.

GCSE Art
Examination Board: EDEXCEL
Specification: Art & Design (Art, Design and Craft)

Specification link

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/art-and-design-2016.html

Overview
Students will undertake a series of projects to engage, develop and refine their creative practice. A minimum of two projects will be conducted under supervised conditions to ensure students’ extensive development of skills and production of high quality artwork. Through exploring the world around them, students will record ideas based on their personal responses to a chosen theme. In researching a range of artists, craftspeople and designers, students will be able to develop their contextual knowledge. Students are expected to visit Art galleries, museums or events linked to their artwork. Students will learn to use a wide range of materials and techniques, whilst recording ideas and reflecting on their progress. Each project will culminate in a personal and informed response evidenced in final outcome/s. Students will be expected to develop their ideas both in and outside of their sketchbook in a sustained manner for the duration of the course and complete a minimum of two hours of independent study per week.

Component 1: The Personal Portfolio (60%) Linked to ‘Safely Contained’ and ‘Identity’
projects. The ‘Safely contained’ project will lead to a Year 10 timed mock GCSE examination. The ‘Identity’ project will lead to a Year 11 timed 10 hour mock GCSE examination.

Component 2: The Externally Set Assignment (ESA- 40%) comprising of preparatory work leading to a 10 hour timed GCSE examination.

Year 10

Autumn Term Topic Assessment Home Learning 
September –December Personal Portfolio introduction linking to ‘Safely Contained’ Visit to the Holburne Museum, Bath One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback A series of weekly contextual research and practical tasks specific to the theme ‘Safely Contained’ These are available on Classcharts
Spring Term Topic Assessment Home Learning
January –April Personal Portfolio. Observational studies, artists contextual research, personal exploration of the theme and printmaking. Sketchbook development and external artists visit One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback A series of weekly contextual research and practical tasks specific to the theme ‘Safely Contained’ These are available on Classcharts
Summer Term Topic Assessment Home Learning
April-July Personal Portfolio. Introduction of Identity Project. Sustained work towards Year 10 timed mock examination A series of weekly contextual research and practical tasks specific to the theme ‘Identity’ These are available on Classcharts

 

Year 11

Autumn Term Topic Assessment  Home Learning
September –December Personal Portfolio linking to ‘Myself Adorned’ One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback A series of weekly contextual research and practical tasks specific to the theme ‘Identity’ These are available on Classcharts.
Spring Term Topic Assessment Home Learning
January –April Develop, refine and experiment. Develop own response to the theme. Year 11 timed mock examination (Jan). Develop a response to their chosen theme. One-on-one, Verbal, written and student feedback A series of weekly contextual research and practical tasks specific to the theme ‘Identity’ These are available on Classcharts.
Summer Term Topic Assessment Home Learning
April-July Produce work linking to the theme, and planning for Art Examination Final timed 10 hour GCSE examination outcome in May. A series of weekly contextual research and practical tasks specific to the specific examination theme. These are available on Classcharts

 

Art Resources
On starting the course in Y10 students will be expected to contribute to a studio fee of £30, which will cover the cost of sketchbooks, their own A2 folder, a larger A1 folder (kept in school), and all equipment and resources used in lessons and to borrow for homework. The studio fee allows for any specialist items necessary to complete their final examination as well as canvases, boards and printing consumables.

Assessment
Students are regularly assessed using the exam board assessment objectives sheet, and personal weekly targets. Assessments are reported to parents/carers at intervals during the academic year.

Home Learning
All homework for GCSE Art will be treated as coursework which forms part of their 60% personal project. This will be set each week, and will available to view online on Class Charts.

Useful Resources

Websites:
www.studentartguide.com
www.tate.org.uk
www.nationalgallery.org.uk
www.npg.org.uk
www.whitechapelgallery.org.uk
www.saatchigallery.com
www.vam.ac.uk
www.royalacademy.org.uk
www.corthauld.ac.uk
www.britishmuseum.org
www.barbican.org.uk
www.southbankcentre.co.uk
www.courthauld.ac.uk


Books, Articles and other Resources:

Vitamin D2, New Perspectives in Drawing- Colin Perry

Vitamin P2, New Perspectives in Painting- Colin Perry

The Drawing book- Sarah Simblet

Ways of Seeing - John Berger

Shock of the New - Robert Hughes

This is Modern - Art Matthew Collings

The Story of Art - E.H Gombrich

 

 

 

 

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