Overview:

Students in Year 7 have one Art lesson each week.

Year 7 Art students have one piece of homework set every two weeks.
This homework is set according to the homework timetable.

Curriculum:

In Autumn and Spring we study:
Formal Elements of Art And Botanical Painting
Topic Objectives:
Techniques/Skills:
Vocabulary:
  • To be able to understand the links between literacy and art
  • To know and be able to describe the formal elements of art
  • To gain a knowledge and understanding of the work of artists and crafts people
  • To develop drawing and painting skills
  • To be able to create a composition
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of colour theory
  • Develop skills in analysing your own work and the work of others
  • Drawing in pencil
  • Water colour painting
  • Creating work with oil pastels
  • Creating work with soft pastels
  • Designing a composition
  • Analysing the work of other artists
  • Line - can be used to show many different qualities such as contours of an object. the use of line can be used to express feelings or emotions. line is a path left by a moving point
  • Shape - is an area enclosed by a line. it can be geometric or irregular
  • Form - is a three-dimensional shape
  • Tone - is used to show the three-dimensional qualities of an artwork, to create the illusion of form
  • Space - this is including the background, foreground and middle ground. artists use positive and negative space
  • Composition - the way objects are laid out on the page
  • Georgia O’Keeffe - a painter who is best known for paintings of close up flowers. O’Keeffe's work can be seen on bottom right of the page
  • Claude Monet – a very famous impressionist artist. for this project we will be looking at the use of colour (bottom left)
In Spring and Summer we study:
Endagered Species
Topic Objectives:
Techniques/Skills:
Vocabulary:
  • To gain an understanding of the links between Literacy and Art
  • To understand species which are considered endangered
  • To develop and refine skills when using colour
  • To develop and refine drawing skills
  • To be able to develop watercolour painting techniques
  • To be able to evaluate your own work and the work of others
  • Painting Techniques
  • Colour Pencil Techniques
  • Endangered – A species seriously at risk of extinction.
  • Ralph Steadman – A British illustrator who creates artwork representing extinct and endangered animals. Steadman frequently uses pen, ink, paint and collage.
  • Sgraffito – Putting down a preliminary surface, covering it with another, and then scratching the superficial layer in such a way that a pattern or shape emerges

Assessments:

Students in Year 7 sit a baseline asessment at the the start of the Autumn Term.
Students then sit a summative assessment at the end of each project.