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Art KS3

Programme of Study for Year 7

Key Stage 3

Project 1:  Gaudi Lizards

Pupils will investigate the mosaic work of Antoni Gaudi; this will serve as the springboard to introduce the medium of textiles (cutting, hand sewing and weaving). Pupils will use lizard drawing (and paper collage), to develop their design work.

Project 2: Skulls

Pupils will use the theme of ‘Skulls’ to make observational line/wash drawings, to investigate the work of Georgia O’Keeffe, and to make 2D/3D artwork with reference to the Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ festival.

Programme of Study for Year 8

Project 1:  The Human Figure

A range of sources are used as the basis for this project. Initially, observation work (pose, position and proportion) is carried out in a range of media, covering the basic elements, line, texture and tone. Pupils will investigate the tonal portrait drawing of Kathe Kollwitz

Pupils will produce a portrait painting informed by Picasso’s analytical cubism.

Project 2: Pattern

Pupils will make a series of studies from the art of different cultures and design and produce a pattern based painting.

  Programme of Study for Year 9

Project 1:  Myself

Pupils will explore the theme of ‘Myself’ with reference to ‘Pop Art’ and other Art & Design sources from popular culture. They will develop ideas and imagery in a wide range of media and techniques, and produce a painting or mixed media response to the theme.