Art & Design KS3
The course of study begins with an introduction to the study of Art and Design, pupils learn about the formal elements of Art and key skills in drawing and painting. During the year pupils work in 2D, 3D, clay and paint among other media and produce work in response to Artists from the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries. The artists studied come from varied cultures including Africa and Britain.
Pupils build on their knowledge and understanding, working with textiles and complex techniques including Batik. Following this students study Pop Art and relate it to the modern world of advertising while also looking into food and how it can be represented. Students develop a broad understanding of Art history and its relation to different cultures and time periods. Drawing and painting are again a fundamental element with skills continuing to be developed.
Pupils focus on the theme of Conflict studying Street Art, WW1 and other significant artists, with printmaking and mixed media being the key areas of focus. Pupils are also encouraged to use photography and ICT to develop ideas and research Artists and movements. Pupils have many opportunities to explore their own thoughts and beliefs through different activities. Sketchbook presentation and creativity is encouraged throughout the course of study as pupils develop meaningful and personal responses to all of the topics covered.