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Art and Design

                      

 

All pupils study Art and Design in Key Stage 3. Lessons are designed to be active and exciting. Pupils learn about colours and texture and use a variety of different materials which allows them to explore art. Pupils are encouraged to be independent in their choices but also to work in pairs or small groups. Lessons take place both indoors and outdoors.

 

At Key Stage 4, GCSE Art & Design is offered to Grange Park School students as an elective subject. Students follow the current OCR specification to attain a GCSE Art & Design qualification. The students follow the Combined Areas of Study unit title.

Students are given the freedom to creatively experiment and express their ability whilst producing a Art & Design portfolio. The portfolio equates to 60% of the qualification with an OCR set task in the final year of the course. The OCR set task is a 10 hour supervised practical exam and is the final 40% of the qualification.

The current portfolio theme is: Portraits & Personal Identity.

 

                                                     

Aims and Objectives

At Grange Park School the teaching of art and design should help children to develop an interest in and an appreciation of, the creative world:

  • To promote a stimulating environment in which creativity, originality and expressiveness are valued.

  • To offer a wide range of activities that pupils can respond to by using many senses, techniques and tools.

  • To allow sufficient time for pupils to explore and develop ideas.

  • To teach practical skills needed to express themselves, therefore promoting independence.

  • To value and comment on each other’s work.

  • To display work in classrooms and communal areas for the enjoyment and appreciation of all.

  • To encourage pupils to value the contribution made to their world by artists and designers from different places and cultures.

  • To have an understanding of the history of art, famous artists and designers.

  • To make use of new technologies.

  • To teach children to adopt safe practices when working.

 

Key Stage 3 Programme of Study

 

There will be a number of planned visits to: The Royal Academy, Tate Modern and Tate Britain. The National Gallery, Somerset House, The Wallace Collection and the V&A.

 

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Term 1

Drawing Skills Project

Colour theory

Artist study: Van Gough, Kandinsky

Drawing Skills Project

Colour theory

Artist study: Van Gough, Piet Mondrian

Drawing Skills Project

Cezanne, Picasso

Term 2

Influences from around the world

Artist study: Leighton, De Morgan

Proposed visit to Wallace Collection/Leighton House/V&A

Influences from around the world

Artist study: Leighton, Arthur Liberty

Proposed visit to Leighton House/V&A

Perspective drawing and Landscapes

Digital Art and Photograph

Artist Study: Bjork

Proposed trip to the Bjork Exhibition, Somerset House

Term 3

Take one picture… Gainsborough, “Mr and Mrs Andrews”

Pupils will explore the theme of the painting and produce a piece of artwork in response.

Artist study: Thomas Gainsborough

Take one picture….Fragonard, “The Swing”

Pupils will explore the theme of the painting and produce a piece of artwork in response.

Artist study: Fragonard

Proposed trip to The Wallace Collection

Sculpture Project

Creating sculptures from natural forms, how sculpture interacts with the surrounding environment.

Artist Study: Henry Moore

Term 4

Nature and Art

Artist Study: Jock McFadyen, Andy Goldsworthy, Patrick Blanc

William Morris

Printing project

Artist Study: William Morris, Timorous Beasties

 

Printing Project – Block printing, digital printing, screen printing

Artist study: Banksy, Jennifer Durrant

Term 5

Pop Art

Artist Study: Lichtenstein, Warhol, Keith Harring, Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen

Art and Buildings

Artist Study: Louisa Hutton, Fashid Moussavi, Altoni Gaudi, Jock McFayden

Portrait Project  - David Hockney  - Sitting Portraits

Artist Study: David Hockney

Term 6

Surrealism

Artist Study: Magritte, Dali

Paint like Turner

Artist Study: William Turner

Sea Shore Project

 

 

Key Stage 4 Programme of Study

Year 10/11 OCR GCSE

Term 1

Pre coursework project

Still life

Term 2

Pre coursework project

Everyday Objects

Term 3

Pre coursework project

Everyday Objects

Term 4

GCSE PROJECT

Portraiture

Term 5

GCSE PROJECT

Portraiture

Term 6

GCSE PROJECT

Portraiture

 

Year 10/11 OCR GCSE

Term 1

GCSE PROJECT

Portraiture

Term 2

GCSE PROJECT

Portraiture

Term 3

GCSE SET TASK LAUNCH

 

Term 4

GCSE SET TASK

 

Term 5

GCSE SET TASK EXAM

 

Term 6

GCSE project/mounting up/alternative timetable