Year 7 is seen as a TEACHING and LEARNING year.
The aim is to make sure a common art language is understood by all. The teacher will make sure skills are introduced, and students gain confidence in their abilities and understand importance of involvement in their education.
Projects are open-ended and allow the teacher to develop projects to the reflect the abilities and skills of the group.
Homework is used to support the learning in lessons ie drawings at home or are used to give students imagery to work from when developing work ie Collage.
Students will be given access to a range of skills dependent on the teachers specialism.
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Students begin Yr 7 with a course aimed to develop a curiosity in art. Through exploring the work of Van Gogh students will sample different media before focusing on paint. Colour mixing and mark making are encouraged before a final painting is produced.
Projects now focus on the subject teachers specialism.
2D work is encouraged through Graphics and Stamp design. Focus is given to exploring illuminated lettering and understanding the design process.
Stamp design is encouraged and media is explored to encourage students to gain skills in a selection of media.
Final piece is developed into string print.
Ceramics is explored through the project Animals and natural forms
Students are led through the design and make process exploring natural forms and animals.
Basic construction skills are taught and applied to the students 3d ceramic item.
POMPEII PROJECT – Roman art, mosaics
Students final project in Yr 7 explores imagination and gives the students confidence to dream and explore their imaginative ideas.
Exploring artists becomes more important and teachers may use Burgman, Rousseau, Bosch and Matisse.
Students are encouraged to developing design skills through inquisitive investigation.
Within this project several skills will be explored such as exploring composition, scale, repeat, and symmetry.
Paper collage and craft knife skills are used to encourage control.
Final piece reflect the skills taught