Art & Design

Year 7

Students have the opportunity to work in sketchbooks and also to produce larger pieces using a variety of different materials and techniques.

During Y7 students experience three projects based on the areas of Painting & Drawing, 3D and Mixed Media. Students are introduced to the foundation materials and techniques unique to each of these areas. Project themes include Buildings, Objects, Sea Life and Portraits. A variety of different artists inspire each

theme.

 Year 8

Students have the opportunity to work in sketchbooks and also to produce larger pieces using a variety of different materials and techniques.

During Y8 students develop their skills and knowledge gained in Y7. Again, three projects based on the areas of Painting & drawing, 3D and Mixed Media are studied, however more advanced skills and concepts are explored. Project themes include Lettering, Animals, Landscape, The Figure and a variety of different artists inspire each of these. Student will also experience a Graphics style brief as an extension of the Lettering project.

Assessment:

Students projects are assessed with comments and targets at a half way point and at the end of the project. Throughout the projects students have the opportunity for self and peer assessment and to visually respond to their feedback.