At the centre of Art is self-expression and creativity. Art is about reflecting experiences and emotions in a way that is unique to each artist, in this way Art gives pupils a sense of individual identity. Art is creative and creativity can help with well-being and improving happiness. Art also has a meditative quality, which allows the artist quiet time while they problem solve and reflect on the outcome they are producing.

"The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music, and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation"
-- Michelle Obama

The internet has created a huge opportunity for digital designers and multimedia artists. Equally, artists can reach huge global markets via the Internet.

Art improves fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, problem solving skills, lateral thinking, complex analysis and critical thinking skills. Whatever future career you choose, those who can arrange, present and display material in a way that is aesthetically pleasing have an advantage.

Module Map

This is the programme of learning over the academic year for this subject.

Year 5

SpringPicasso - work to complete during school closure
work to complete during school closure
SpringSchool Closure Summer Term. Natural Form.
From Week 2, We will be looking at the natural world - trees, flowers and nature. We will be practising our drawing techniques, such as shading.
SpringYear 5 School Closure Summer Term 2020
AutumnChristmas / Winter 2020 Art Competition
Create a piece of art using any medium of your choice Choose from two themes: Christmas Cheer      or        Wild Winter See attached Powerpoint for more information and ideas
AutumnAboriginal Art
Pupils will learn about art form another culture (Aboriginal Art). They will make a series of artwork and build their knowledge of using paint, pencil work and printing. They will try styles such as dream time artwork and pointillism.
Pupils will learn about portraits and the proportions of the face. They will build their ability to using sketching pencils to create light and tone. Alongside this they will do a focus study on Picasso and create a portrait collage in the style of Picasso.
SummerNatural Forms
Pupils will study and draw natural forms and practice using a range of media including sketching pencils, colouring pencils, felt tips, oil pastels and paint. They will look at the Arts and Crafts movement and will make a William Morris style clay tile.

Year 6

SpringBugs - work to complete during school closure
work to complete during school closure
SummerYear 6 Summer Term ART 2020
Year 6 Summer Term ART 2020
SpringMolly Hughes
Art work for home. 2020
AutumnMexican Art
To learn about different elements of Art and using and adapting these skills when focusing on Mexican Art looking at 'The Day of the Dead' to create masks and clay sculptures. Pupils will be looking at proportion and scale to create detailed sketches of skulls!
SpringColour Theory
Pupils will learn about colour theory and understand primary, secondary and tertiary colours and how to mix colours together using a colour wheel. They will study the art work of different artistic styles and artists and adapt them to their own work and designs.

Year 7

SpringOp Art - Work to complete during school closure
work to complete during school closure
SummerYear 7 Summer Term ART 2020
Year 7 Summer Term ART 2020
SpringYear 7 Summer Term 2 Art 2020
Year 7 Summer Term 2 Art 2020
AutumnFigure Drawing
Pupils will learn about the 'rule of thumb' method for drawing figures. They will also create a self -portrait in the style of Grace Weaver. We will also be looking at skills like drawing hands and feet.
SpringIndian Art
Pupils will look at Art from another culture, Indian Folk Art. They will create various Art forms
SummerOP Art
Pupils will learn about the Op Art movement. They will recreate works by Bridget Riley. They will learn to blend using coloured pencils. They will make a 3d box covered with Op Art designs of their choice.

Year 8

SpringPop Art - work to complete during school closure
work to complete during school closure
SummerYear 8 Summer Term ART 2020
Year 8 Summer Term ART 2020
AutumnStill Life and Perspective
Pupils will learn to carefully observe 3d shapes. They will also learn how perspective I Art is used to create depth. The final outcome will be a Surrealist painting showing still life objects and perspectives.
SummerTrees and Landscapes
Pupils will study trees in Art with a focus on the artist Gustav Klimt. Pupils will recreate the schools own 'meadow' in the style of Klimt. They will make observations using pencil sketches. They will make a mini Klimt 'Tree of Life' and they will have a choice of either making a Green Man tile or a Tree of Life tile.

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