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Art and Design

                      

 

All pupils study Art and Design in Key Stage 3 and cover a variety of topics over a two year rotation. 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 an 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.

KS3 Programme of Study

 

 

Year 7 and 8

Year 9

Terms 1 & 2

Drawing Skills Project

Colour theory

Artists: Kandinsky, Cezanne, VanGough ,Mondrian

 

Ceramics

Artists: Grayson Perry, Peter Randell Page, Henry Moore

Bronze Arts Award

2018-19 Topic – The Art of Benin

 

Term 3 & 4

Artist Study

2019 – Art and Buildings 

Architecture and Buildings  - designing and creating rooms inspired by Tonkin liu, Alex Woolger, Gaudi, Pugin

 

Examples:

2018 – Picasso  - Cubism

            Dali & Magritte – Fantasy and Surrealism

2017 – William Morris, Arthur Liberty, Lord Leighton and Timorous Beasties  - Printing & Influences from Around the World 

 

 

Examples of other Artists to be explored:

Jock McFadyen, Andy Goldsworthy, Patrick Blanc – Nature and Art

Turner – Landscapes

Photography & Digital Art – Suzanne Saroft, Barbara Kasten, Maya Rochat

Textiles – William Morris, Arthur Liberty, Timorous Beasties

Portraiture – Rembrandt, Chuck Close, Lucian Freud

Bronze Arts Award

2018-19 Topic – The Art of Benin

Animals in Art

Visit to The British Museum or The Horniman Museum

Term 5 & 6

 Take one picture…

 

Students will explore the theme of the painting and produce a piece of artwork in response. Work will be submitted for display at the National Gallery.

Past painting studies include:

Gainsborough, “Mr and Mrs Andrews”

Joseph Wright of Derby  -“The experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump”

Fragonard – “The Swing”

Pintoricchio  - “Penelope and the Suitors

 

Bronze Arts Award

2018-19 Topic – The Art of Benin

Influences of African Art on other Artists

 

 

Planned visits, dependent on what is being studied and what exhibitions are on, may include The Royal Academy, Tate Modern and Tate Britain. The National Gallery, Somerset House, The Wallace Collection and the V&A.

 

GCSE Programme of Study

Year 10/11 OCR GCSE (Year 1)

Term 1

GCSE PROJECT

Portraiture & Identity

Term 2

GCSE PROJECT

Portraiture & Identity

Term 3

GCSE PROJECT

Portraiture & Identity

Term 4

GCSE PROJECT

Portraiture & Identity

Term 5

GCSE PROJECT

Portraiture & Identity

Term 6

GCSE PROJECT

Portraiture & Identity

 

Year 10/11 OCR GCSE (Year 2)

Term 1

GCSE PROJECT

Portraiture & Identity

Term 2

GCSE PROJECT

Portraiture & Identity

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

 

Year 10 and 11 will visit The Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy of Art in July.