Art


The Art Department provides an exciting environment in which all pupils can achieve their best. We have excellent facilities including an ICT suite and kiln. The curriculum offers a broad range of opportunities for pupils including: ceramics, animation, painting, wire sculpture and printing. Art offers pupils an experience to respond to the world in which we live, by developing their practical skills and understanding of artists and designers. We hope all pupils enjoy Art at Maiden Beech.

Module Map

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

Year 5

TermTitle
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.
SpringMyself
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

TermTitle
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.
SummerThe Seaside
To create a range of different styles of artwork using the seaside as a source of inspiration.

Year 7

TermTitle
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

TermTitle
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.
SpringPop Art
Pupils will learn how Popular culture was depicted by artists in the 1960s. They will then produce a pop art montage, showing objects that are personal to them and reflect popular culture now. Pupils will also focus on how food is depicted in Pop Art.
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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