Overview:

Students in Year 8 have one Art lesson each week.

Year 8 Art students have one piece of homework set every two weeks.
This homework is set according to the homework timetable.

At the end of this year, students Art becomes an available option to continue with at GCSE.

Curriculum:

In Autumn and Spring we study:
Gargoyles and Grotesques
Topic Objectives:
Vocabulary:
  • To gain an understanding of the links between literacy and art
  • To understand the clay cycle
  • To understand of the purpose and brief history of gargoyles and grotesques
  • To be able to demonstrate basic clay modelling techniques
  • To develop and refine modelling skills
  • To develop and refine drawing skills
  • To be able to glaze ceramics
  • Be able to evaluate your own work and the work of others
  • Ceramic - fired clay
  • Kiln - oven that is used to fire clay
  • Glaze - special paint that is applied to bisque fired work. it is usually glossy the work will then need to be fired again in a glaze firing
  • Bisque - this is the first firing of dry clay work
  • Slip and score - method of attaching two pieces of clay together
  • Coil - a sausage shaped piece of clay
In Spring and Summer we study:
Endagered Species
Topic Objectives:
Techniques/Skills:
Vocabulary:
  • To develop and refine key art skills
  • To understand techniques and processes in more depth
  • To develop and refine skills when using colour
  • To develop and refine drawing skills
  • To be able to develop watercolour painting
  • To be able to confidently explain art processes
  • To be able to evaluate your own work and the work of others
  • Painting Techniques
  • Colour Pencil Techniques
  • Observation - Drawing what you see and not what you think you see (fig 1. erika lancaster)
  • Colour theory - Colour theory is theâ body of practical guidance for colour mixing and the visual effects of a specificâ colour combination
  • Brush control - Developing the ability to paint with precision, accuracy and confidence

Assessments:

Students in Year 8 sit a summative assessment at the end of each project.