We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus for the good works which God has already designated to make up your way of life.” Ephesians 2:10
In Year 7 and Year 8 students are encouraged to explore their creativity, ideas and imagination. We cover lots of projects and work across a variety of art disciplines including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Students in Year 7 and Year 8 follow a programme of study guided using the NC and the Arts Council of England key principles – (Excellence, authentic, exciting, inspiring, engaging, and positive, child centred, progression, and belonging)
Year 7 students start with a baseline assessment, covering 2D, 3D and artist engagement (formative). We teach a range of themes, genres and disciplines. Students will study 2 projects throughout the year. The first project is The Formal Elements. Students will study each Formal Element in detail before producing a final outcome that is inspired by what they have learnt and represents their school form patron. The second project will look at Animals. They will research 2 different artists who use a range of media such as watercolour, acrylics and collage before producing their own personal final outcome.
In Year 8 Students will study 2 projects throughout the year. The first project will be Landscapes. They will research traditional artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Andre Derrain and Paul Cezanne before researching more modern contemporary artists. Their final outcome will be based on their chosen media and the artist that they are most inspired by. The second project will be Portraits. They will research the work of traditional portrait artists before looking at the contemporary work of Mark Powell and Melissa Wilcox. Their final outcome will be based on their chosen media and the artist that they are most inspired by. At the end of Year 8 students have the option to carry on studying Art into Year 9 and beyond as a GCSE in Art, Craft and Design. Homework in Art, Craft and Design is usually every two weeks, this depends on the class and how they work as a group on the topic that they are studying.