Art

Art lessons in Years 7–9 cover all the basic skills of drawing, painting, printmaking and 3-dimensional work. Drawing lies at the core of all the work undertaken and projects are planned so that pupils have a wide range of opportunities to use the many materials and techniques and the staff expertise available to them.

Group project work and individual pieces are displayed, wherever possible, throughout the school and Years 7–9 work is as much in evidence as that of GCSE and A Level pupils.

Year 7

Pupils cover basic drawing techniques, painting and colour mixing, printmaking and ceramics. Work is undertaken in the context of artists’ work and makes social and cultural references.

Examples of work covered:
• drawing in pencil, conte, charcoal, soft and oil pastel
• painting in acrylics, coloured inks and watercolour
• block printing and collage

Year 8

This year group builds on previous experience with more ambitious printmaking, textiles and sculpture work.

Examples of work covered:
• drawing in pen and ink
• relief and screen printing
• mixed media work and sculpture
• dyeing and printing textiles

Year 9

Drawing skills continue to be developed. A wider range of materials is used and critical and contextual studies form the basis of practical projects.

By the end of Year 9, all the basic skills required for GCSE Art will have been covered so that pupils may embark on the examination course with confidence.

Examples of work covered:
• lino printing
• screen printing
• combined mixed media and painting

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