Creative Arts KS3

 

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. At the Wellington Academy, we aim to give students a high-quality art and design education, which engages, inspires and challenges students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they will be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They will also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

 

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6

Year 7

The Formal Elements and colour theory

Students begin looking at The Formal Elements- they are encouraged to think about colour, line, form, shape, tone and texture. Perspective and landscape. 

  • Pencil tones and shading
  • Colour theory and scale
  • Watercolour

Artist exploration, inspiration and research to create responses from Fredrich Hundertwasser. Opportunities to study other relevant artists.

Gargoyles and Gothic Architecture

Introduction into Gothic Architecture and Gargoyles using a range of different materials and explore mixed responses.

  • Oil Pastels
  • Watercolour
  • Colouring Pencil
  • Biro
  • Charcoal and chalk

Artist exploration, inspiration and research to create responses from Ian Murphy. Opportunities to study other relevant artists

Native American Art

Students are introduced to Native American culture and visual arts.

  • Polyblock printing
  • Designing patterns and introduction to NA
  • Experimenting with 3D work
  • Pencil portrait

Artist exploration, inspiration and research to create responses from John Nieto. Opportunities to study other relevant artists

Year 8

Natural Forms

Natural form-based art research and responses.

  • Pencil, coloured pencil and shading work.
  • Oils pastel blending
  • Charcoal and chalk drawings.

Artist exploration, inspiration and research to create responses from Karl Blossfeldt. Opportunities to study other relevant artists Andy Goldsworthy & Georgia O Keefe

Pop Art Big Food

Students develop knowledge and research into Pop Art movement and understand relevant artists, consumerism and advertising.

  • Pencil/ colouring pencil techniques.
  • Water colour
  • Gouache
  • Printmaking
  • Paper Mache 3D work BIG Food sculpture

 Artist exploration, inspiration and research to create responses from Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Opportunities to study other relevant artists Roy Lichtenstein, Michael Craig Martin.

Pop Art Big Food

Students develop knowledge and research into Pop Art movement and understand relevant artists, consumerism and advertising.

  • Pencil/ colouring pencil techniques.
  • Water colour
  • Gouache
  • Printmaking
  • Paper Mache 3D work BIG Food sculpture

 Artist exploration, inspiration and research to create responses from Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Opportunities to study other relevant artists Roy Lichtenstein, Michael Craig Martin.

Year 9

Mexican Day of the Dead Skulls and Anatomy

Mexican Day of the Dead cultural project

Traditional cultural celebrations, crafts and artists also incorporating anatomical skull/ bone drawings.

  • Pencil observational drawing of skulls, animal skulls anatomy
  • Coloured pencil blending
  • Ink, Biro and pen Aztec Pattern and sugar skulls
  • Mono printing
  • Collage Frida Kahlo
  • Watercolour painting of marigold flowers
  • Mixed media Alebrijes

Artist exploration, inspiration and research to create responses from Frida Kahlo. Opportunities to study other relevant artists Travis Bedel, Mayan culture and Aztec pattern symbolism and Alibrejes.

Street Art & Graffiti

Exploring contemporary urban street art and graffiti. Messages, creation and influences.

  • Art analysis public street art vs graffiti
  • Messages conveyed – create own
  • Techniques and materials
  • Name tags
  • Spray paint & stencilling
  • Printing
  • Links to sports footwear design trends
  • Photoshop skills

Artist exploration, inspiration and research to create responses from Banksy. Opportunities to study other relevant artists Shepherd Fairey, Gary Stranger and Kyle Henderson urban illustrations. Exploring the law and graffiti and messages. 

Surrealism drawing, painting and photography

Surrealism understanding the creative potential of the unconscious mind, the juxtaposition of imagery, landscapes and artists work.

  • Artist research and analysis
  • Composition creation & juxtapostion
  • Drawing
  • Realism vs Surrealism
  • Photography
  • Watercolour & Gouache painting
  • Collage
  • Photoshop

Artist exploration, inspiration and research to create responses from Salvador Dali. Opportunities to study other relevant artists  Rene Magritte and Surrealism in photography.