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Hilbre High School Humanities College

Hilbre High School
Humanities College

Art and Design

The aim of the Art and Design Department is to encourage students to look at, become aware of and appreciate the world in which they live. This aim will be realised through both practical work and art appreciation.

Art students are taught in mixed ability groups. Years 7 and 8 have two 60 minute lessons during the two week timetable. At Key Stages 4 and 5, students can choose to follow AQA's Art, Craft & Design course.

It is often thought that great works of art are the result of the artist's innate talent rather than learnt ability. Successful works of art are, however, the result of a hard earned mastery of a formal language. It is the teaching of this (visual) language that we emphasise.

Throughout all our courses, emphasis is placed on gaining information from direct observation. Using observation as a starting point, students are then encouraged to develop their ideas in a wide range of materials and processes; digital, relief/sculpture, collage, painting, printmaking, etc..

Students will also be required to view and respond to the works of artists, craftspeople and designers from different ages and cultures. Students will be encouraged to find practical links between the works that they see and their own work.

Display of work from all years is on-going and quality work and effort in both classroom and homework will be rewarded.

We aim to ensure that, during their Key Stage 3 Art lessons, students will not only acquire practical skills for successful use in GCSE and A-Level examinations but also a more lasting enjoyment of the subject, an appreciation of the wide world of art and design and an understanding of its role and importance within the realm of the "Arts" as a whole.

Hilbre Art & Design Department Schemes of Work 2018-19

Key Stage 3

Term

Project/Y7

Key Skills/Work

Autumn/Winter

Beginnings Part 1 (drawing)

  • Learn about use of tone in art & design and how it creates ‘shape’
  • Learn how to grid and enlarge an image
  • Learn how to use 1 & 2-point perspective

Winter/Spring

Beginnings Part 2 (colour)

  • Learn about colour theory (colour wheel, ROYGBIV, warm & cool colour, primary/ secondary & tertiary colour, pastel shading, opposite & analogous colour)
  • Research an artist/designer (Jesse Reno)
  • Work with a mix of materials (acrylic paint, watercolour, biro and pastel)

Spring/Summer

Landscape (drawing and colour)

  • Learn about colour perspective
  • Complete 3 landscape images using a range of appropriately matched materials
  • Using collage in art
  • End of year exam based on learning to date

Term

Project/Y8

Key Skills/Work

Autumn/Winter

GCSE ‘style’ mini project on Mark Powell

  • Preparing students for options and subject suitability
  • Drawing using pencil and biro pen
  • In depth artist research
  • Using mixed media

Winter/Spring

Culture in Art, Craft & Design

  • Learn how art, craft & design influences peoples from different cultures
  • Create a form of repeated pattern using imagery from a world culture
  • Create a print or relief piece based on pattern
  • Develop image digitally in Photo Shop

Spring/Summer

Zentangles

  • Develop understanding of pattern
  • Enhance colour development and skills
  • Create a 3D object as part of a small group project
  • End of year exam based on learning to date

Key Stage 4 - Year 9

Term

Project

Key Skills/Work

Autumn/Winter

Discovering the ‘Titles’ based on Natural Form pt.1

Students to spend 2-3 weeks on each ‘title’ acquiring skills to enable them to complete course. Students will also learn how to add relevant annotation using subject specific terminology and language

  • Drawing (extended and rapid sketching, wrong hand, negative/positive space, line only, tonal) students will also use a range of materials including willow charcoal, biro, stick and ink and different grade pencils/graphite
  • Painting using watercolour & acrylic paint
  • Printmaking (mono, intaglio and 3 colour poly-block)

Winter/Spring

Discovering the ‘Titles’ based on Natural Form pt.2

Students to spend 2-3 weeks on each ‘title’ acquiring skills to enable them to complete course. Students will also learn how to add relevant annotation using subject specific terminology and language

  • Art textiles, including using wax and stitch
  • Basic Photography (image and filters on Photo Shop)
  • Graphics, developing a sketchbook image in Photo Shop as a brand logo
  • Low relief, cardboard 3D based on a sketchbook image

Spring/Summer

1st Project, ‘Flight’

  • Artist/Designer research
  • Gathering of primary resources

Key Stage 4 - Year 10

Term

Project

Key Skills/Work

Autumn/Winter

1st Project, ‘Flight’

 

2nd Project, (Landscape/Illustration/Portrait or Natural Form)

  • Experimenting with appropriately matched materials and techniques
  • Creating a font sheet
  • Developing an image/design
  • Final personalised piece
  • Artist/Designer research
  • Gathering of primary resources
  • Experimenting with appropriately matched materials and techniques
  • Creating a font sheet

Winter/Spring

Spring/Summer

2nd Project, (Landscape/Illustration/Portrait or Natural Form)

Key Stage 4 - Year 11

Term

Project

Key Skills/Work

Autumn/Winter

Completing 2nd, Project (Landscape/Illustration/Portrait or Natural Form)

  • Developing an image/design
  • Final personalised piece

Winter/Spring

Externally set task

  • Students to choose 1 question from externally set paper from around January 1st
  • Students have 3 month preparation period to build up-to final piece, creating 4-8 A2/3 preparatory pieces

Spring/Summer

Externally set task

  • 10 hour exam from April 2019

Key Stage 5 - Year 12

Term

Project

Key Skills/Work

Autumn/Winter

Introduction to skills/titles, Pt.1

Students to spend 2-3 weeks on each ‘title’ acquiring skills to enable them to complete course. Students will also develop annotation skills, using subject specific terminology and language

  • Drawing (extended and rapid sketching, wrong hand, negative/positive space, line only, tonal) students will also use a range of materials including willow charcoal, biro, stick and ink and different grade pencils/graphite
  • Painting using watercolour & acrylic paint
  • Printmaking (mono, intaglio and 3 colour poly-block)
  • Art textiles, including using wax and stitch

Winter/Spring

Introduction to skills/titles, Pt.2

Students to spend 2-3 weeks on each ‘title’ acquiring skills to enable them to complete course. Students will also develop annotation skills, using subject specific terminology and language

  • Photography
  • Graphics, developing a sketchbook image in Photo Shop as a brand logo
  • Low relief, cardboard 3D based on a sketchbook image
  • 500 word essay
  • 5 hr exam

Spring/Summer

Component 1 (Coursework)

  • Start personal investigation
  • Completed sketchbook with artist/designer research, primary resources and related experimentation
  • Complete 4-6 A2 boards linking sketchbook themes to final piece idea (refined studies, layout ideas, explanation/plan of final piece)
  • Hand in introduction for 1000-3000 supportive statement/essay (500 words)

Key Stage 5 - Year 13

Term

Project

Key Skills/Work

Autumn/Winter

Component 1 (Coursework)

  • Final piece for component 1
  • Complete 1000-3000 supportive statement/essay (with bibliography and photos)

Winter/Spring

Component 2 (Externally set task)

  • Students have 3 month preparation period to build up-to final piece from February 1st

Spring/Summer

Component 2 (Externally set task)

  • 15hr exam (final piece/pieces for externally set task)