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Art

Welcome to the Art Department

  • Miss F Cox - Head of Expressive Arts
  • Ms A Doran - Teacher of Art

Art and Design at Moorside High School is part of the Expressive Arts Faculty and contributes to the school curriculum by providing a powerful and distinctive form of communication and expression. We are a creative and progressive department which is always looking for new and relevant ways of working, making excellent use of ICT and modern technologies.

At KS3 the study of Art and Design focuses on the development of technical skill and contextual understanding. Pupils practise art though a number of varied starting points, including themselves, their experiences, nature and the manmade environment. They explore a full range of materials and approaches both 2D and 3D and build on skills and understanding acquired in Year 6.

The Art Department is made up of two full time specialists Art and Design staff. All staff work on common schemes of work with detailed schemes available for all KS3 and KS4 classes. Schemes of work build on progression and aim to equip pupils with the necessary skills and understand required when using art as a visual language to expressing oneself.

The Art department is a flourishing area of the school and at KS4 it is proven to be a popular and successful option. Currently the department offers GCSE endorsed course and follows the QCA specification. It is our intention to offer a specialized 3D course in the coming year.

The Art department strives to provide an extensive extra curricula and enrichment programme by providing a wide range of exciting opportunities for our pupils. We run regular gallery and museum visits, bring in outside agencies to offer workshops and form links within the school and wider community.

To conclude Art and design contributes to the development of the whole person by providing opportunities for students to define themselves in relationship to others, their friends, social groups and to the culture in which they live.

 

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Moorside High School Curriculum Overview Year 7

YEAR 7

 

Facial Proportions

Hundertwasser Maps

Fantastic Fish

 

STARTING POINT:

 

 

 

 

VISUAL LANGUAGE:

 

 

 

MATERIALS/ PROCESSES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPRECIATION.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pencil study of an eye using guidelines. Face drawing exploring facial proportion.

 

 

Facial proportions, techniques, expressive marks.

 

In this project pupils will explore four different materials and experiment with different techniques: Water colour paints, Felts, Oil pastel, Poster paints.

 

 

For their finish piece pupils will look at the work of Lichtenstein, Picasso, Modigliani and Van Gogh. The will experiment with technique of work and will recognise style. 

Maps and the local environment. Pupils will use memory to recall the route the travel to school.

 

Pupils will explore symbolism and investigate how symbols are used to represent landmarks.

 

Map, patterns and decoration.

Scraffetto technique.

 

Pencils, colours, paints, brushes,

A3 paper

 

Exploring different paint techniques.

 

Pupils will analysis the work of Hundertwasser and recognise the main characteristics.

 

Observational studies of fish. How to recreate texture.

 

 

Embossing, texture and stylising. Printing and Block printing.

 

 

4B pencils, rubbers

Poly print, printing ink paper (A3) rollers and ink trays. Printing and repeat

Patterns.

 

 

Art Nouveau and Art Deco. Pupils will explore how fish have been use in these design movement. They will understand what stylising means

 

Moorside High School Curriculum Overview Year 8 

 

 

     

YEAR 8

Man & Machine

Tim Burto Characters

Nature/GaudiBottles.

 

STARTING POINT:

 

 

 

 VISUAL LANGUAGE:

 

 

 

MATERIALS/

PROCESSES:

 

APPRECIATION:

 

 

 

 

 

What is form?

How do we  create 3D effects?

Shapes tshade- pupil will explore using shading and tone to create 3D effects.

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Shading, forgraduation of tone and the effects of light will be explored in this project.

 4B pencils, rubbers, colour pencils, shapes to shade templates, and examples of artists work.

Shading and Graduation of tone. Observational skills

 

Pupils will look at the Art --Movements Futurism and Cubism and study how their work relies on tone and form.

 

 

 

Exploring the workTim  Burton.  Discussions about work. What are the main characteristics?

Work through stages to invent own character.

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Genre fantasy/horror.

 Line, expressive mark, cross hatch and water colour wash.

 

Biro pen, pencils, water colour pallets, paper And glue.

Cross hatch shading and water colour blending. Human proportions/distortions. Expressive marks and colours.

 Pupils will investigate the work of Tim Burton and explore his spontaneous style of drawing.

Observatildrawingof natural forms. Pupils will explore a number of recording techniques. Explore the work of Gaudi

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 Observational studies, stylizing nature and decoration. Construction and 3D.

 Pencils HB and 4B, rubber gum tape, silo type, masking tape, colour card tissue, string, paste, PVA glue.

Pupils will construct a bottle influence by the work of Gaudi and their own observational studies.

Pupils will investigate the work of Gaudi and recognise how his work has directly been influenced by nature.