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Each skill explored is connected to a future education pathway or career. Students develop an understanding of how Art skills are transferable to most future pathways, both Art and non-Art related.
Elements in Art (Mixed media)
Students explore key elements of Art including color, value, texture, line, shape, form, and space.
Comics (Mixed Media)
Students research the history of Marvel and present their findings creatively in preparation for GCSE. Further developing observational drawing skills are also part of this project which is revisited every term to prepare for GCSE.
Around the World (2d and 3d)
Students explore Art and Design from around the world including, Spanish architecture, ancient Chinese painting techniques, Ancient Egypt Art and crafts. The focus here is to develop Cultural understanding alongside Artist knowledge and skills.
Students learn about typography and explore how text can be used as image and within the Art and Design industries.
Portraits (Mixed Media)
Students create portraits in the style of historical and contemporary Artists, Designers and illustrators. We explore how Art can be used to impact emotion and support mental health.
Sea life (2d and 3d)
Students produce artwork inspired by the theme, ‘Sea life’, they explore how climate change is impacting the world and how Art can be used for political purpose.
Scapes (Illustration and mixed media)
Students create landscapes and cityscapes in the style of historical and contemporary Artists and illustrators.
Animals (mini GCSE taster Project)
Students are required to find and research their own Artists who use ‘animals’ as their topic for their artwork or design work. They create Artwork inspired by these Artists and/or designers (GCSE A01) , observational drawings (GCSE AO2) and a final outcome (AO4).
Students experiment with a wide range of new techniques and skills using a wide range of material. These workshops include clay, photography, textiles and jewellery making.