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Art & Design

Intent

At Barnwell students are taught to develop their creativity and ideas and increase proficiency in their development. We encourage them to develop a critical understanding of artists, architects, and designers, expressing reasoned judgements that can inform their own work.

As an Art and Design department we follow the AQA Exam Board for GCSE and A Level, as we believe the content of the course allows students to be independent in their exploration as they develop as young artists, designers, photographers. We feel the value of analysis and critical understand underpins the value of practical elements of the course and naturally reinforces the course. We feel that this process is vital for our students at Barnwell, as they thrive in a vocational setting, therefore gaining a deeper and richer knowledge overall. These elements are embedded into our KS3 Curriculum from Y7-9.

Within our Art and Design curriculum we embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire, and challenge students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft, and design.

The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all students:

  • produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft, and design techniques.
  • evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft, and design.
  • know about renowned artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
  • to use a range of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks and other media as a basis for exploring their ideas.

Art Learning Journey

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Art & Design at Key Stage 3

In Year 7 and 8 all students study 50 minutes of Art per week, year 9 students have 1 hour and 40 minutes per week. The course includes a diverse range of artistic styles including traditional and contemporary.

Students are given termly projects which focus on various themes and we explore a diverse range of mediums to give the students a more rounded experience in all areas of the subject. Throughout the course the students are introduced to the work of a range of artists which complement and inspire creative responses related to each project.

Skills introduced: Drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, photography, clay, critical analysis and 3D work.

During the last term of Year 8, students will choose 2 areas of Art, Design and Technology that they would like to focus on in more depth during Year 9. These 2 options will then rotate on a 9-10 week course, giving each student a double lesson per week. This then provides students with additional time to develop their skills in these subjects, creating a more robust foundation for GCSE.

Students artwork is displayed around the classrooms to celebrate success and demonstrate the exciting and skillful work created by the students. Students are encouraged to attend lunch and afterschool workshops to extend skills and techniques.

By the end of Key stage 3 all pupils should be able to:-

  • Use a range of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring ideas.
  • Use a range of techniques and media including painting.
  • Increase their proficiency in the handling of different materials.
  • Analyse and evaluate their own work, and that of others, to strengthen the visual impact or applications of their work.
  • Have a critical understanding about the history of art, craft and design and architecture, including periods, styles and major art movements up to the present day.

Years 7 and 8

KS3

Art & Design

Y7 Content

Y7 Key Assessment

Y8 Content

Y8 Key Assessment

Autumn 1

Insects

Skills Covered:

  • Mark Making
  • Oil Pastel Printing
  • Analysing the Artist Abby Diamond
  • Mono Printing
  • Water-colour Washes

Observational Drawing Task

Still Life

Skills Covered:

  • Mark Making
  • Looking at the Artist Giorgio Morandi
  • Mono Printing
  • Observational Drawing
  • Negative Space

Observational Drawing Task

Autumn 2

Insects - Tanzanian Art

Skills Covered:

  • Observational Drawing
  • Collage/Painting

Mixed Media Bug Outcome

Still Life

Skills Covered:

  • Looking at the Artist Michael Craig Martin and Henri Matisse
  • Poly Block Printing
  • Painting
  • Working with Colour

Mixed media outcome inspired by Michael Craig Martin and Henri Matisse.

Spring 1

Under the Sea

Skills Covered:

  • Oil Pastels
  • Observational Drawing
  • Watercolour Techniques

Observational Drawing Task

Pop Art

Skills Covered:

  • Analysing the Pop Art Movement
  • 3D cardboard relief
  • Observational Drawing

Observational Drawing Task

Spring 2

Under the Sea

Skills Covered:

  • Papier Mâché
  • Painting and Decorating 3D Sculptures
  • Mono Printing

3D Jellyfish sculpture

Pop Art

Skills Covered:

  • Mono Printing
  • Clay
  • Painting 3D clay sculpture

3D Food sculpture

Summer 1

Natural Forms

Skills Covered:

  • Grid Drawing
  • Looking at the Artist Karl Blossfeldt
  • Chalk and Charcoal
  • Complementary Colours

Chalk and Charcoal outcome

Portraiture

Skills Covered:

  • Limited Colour Palettes
  • Looking at the Artist Ian Berry
  • Tints, Tones and Shade
  • Continuous line
  • Repeating patterns using Mono Printing

Painting and Mono Print

Summer 2

Natural Forms

Skills Covered:

  • Analysing the Artist Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Painting
  • Observational Drawing

Observational Drawing Task

Landscapes

Skills Covered:

  • Looking at the Artist Rowan Leckie
  • Mono Printing with textures and adding water-colours
  • Observational Drawing

Observational Drawing Task

Year 9 

Aims: ​

  • Develop skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media​
  • Develop and apply the knowledge, understanding and skills in art and design.​
  • Development of how sources relate to individual, cultural, historical, environmental, ethical contexts.​
  • How ideas, themes, forms, feelings and concerns can inspire personal responses through primarily aesthetic, intellectual or conceptual.

Rotation 1 project 

 

Art through the ages 

 

Art Movements:
  • Renaissance - Michelangelo's David; Rodin's' 'Hand' sculptures'
  • Fauvism - Andre Derain & Henri Matisse's' use of colour within Portraiture. 
  • Cubism - Analytical and Synthetic Cubism visualised through mixed media Still Life. 
  • Abstraction - Henry Moore's Semi-Abstract Figures. 
Working with tone, colour, line, texture & 3D. 
Developing drawing, painting, mixed media and sculpture. 

Rotation 2 project 

 

Art through the ages

 

Art Movements:
  • Abstract Expressionism - Jasper Johns monograms (layered lettering).
  • Op Art - Bridget Riley's geometric patterns.
  • Neo-Expressionism - Textured Landscapes inspired by Anselm Keifer & David Tress
  • Contemporary Architecture- Ian Murphy inspired drawings.
  • Contemporary Photo Realism - Food drawings inspired by Joel Penkman.
Working with colour, composition, shape, scale, texture and surface. 
Developing drawing, printmaking, & mixed media collages.

GCSE Art 

Course Title: GCSE (9-1) Art & Design: Fine Art 

Specification Code: 8202 

Exam Board: AQA Web Link 

Please contact Mr Ledster for further information.

Year 10 

Year 1 Term 1 Component 1

Introduction – Recording Skills + Organic Forms and Surfaces, Food, Portraiture, Landscapes & Architecture. (TBC) 

Drawing/Painting/Observation/Imagination + Critical Analysis exploring artists methods + Exploring and developing ideas using a range of media.  

Year 1 Term 2 Component 1

  • Combination of starting points revolving around Portraiture, Landscapes and Architecture, and Natural Forms. 
  • Developing of skills during this term includes - drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D, mixed media, photography and collage. 

Year 1 Term 3 Component 1

  • Developing ideas linked to sustained projects leading from Term 2. 
  • Combination of starting points revolving around Portraiture, Landscapes and Architecture, and Natural Forms.
  • Developing of skills during this term includes - drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D, mixed media, photography and collage.

Year 11

Year 2 Term 1 Component 1

Year 2 Term 2 Component 2

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment – Theme assigned by AQA exam board + Theme issued in the first week of term + 8 weeks to produce preparatory work studies to support given theme + Research, record, develop, review, refine + produce FINAL outcome (10 hours’ practical exam in exam conditions)

Year 2 Term 3 Component 1 + Component 2

 

 

KS5

Art & Design

 

Course Title: A Level Art & Design: Fine Art

Specification Code: 7242

Exam Board: AQA Web Link

Year 12

 

Year 1 Term 1 Component 1

Introduction – Recording Skills

Year 1 Term 2 Component 1

Year 1 Term 3 Component 1

Year 13

Year 2 Term 1 Component 1

Year 2 Term 2 Component 2

Year 2 Term 2 Component 2

Component 2 – Externally Set Assignment – Theme assigned by AQA exam board + Theme issued in the first week of February + 8 weeks to produce preparatory work studies to support given theme + Research, record, develop, review, refine + produce FINAL outcome (15 hours’ practical exam in exam conditions)

Year 2 Term 3 Component 1 + Component 2

Extended Independent Reading


The Art, Design and Technology extended reading list may be downloaded here.

Summer Show 2019 - Chicago
Jay Peak 2019
Sorrento 2019