Art — Year 7

 

Art Overview

Terms 1, 2 and 3: Year 7 Formal Elements

Students are introduced to the formal elements of drawing and use a wide range of materials to broaden their understanding of drawing and painting. They will build skills in mark making, shading and line drawing. Students are also taught how to mix colours using watercolours and create their own abstract compositions, inspired by the love of music and the artwork of Wassily Kandinsky.

Student's progress will be tracked with regular self and peer assessment tasks. Teacher feedback will be given, after each key task - there will be three key tasks set for this project.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

To work independently and collaboratively to develop artwork. Develop fascination, awe and wonder in the work of others. Appreciate the achievements of other artists both contemporary and from the past.

Create a supportive community:

Becoming part of a creative community. Analyse, engage with and question their own and others work.

Terms 1, 2 and 3: Formal Elements

Students have 2 lessons per fortnight. In the first 3 terms they will receive an introduction to formal art lessons where they will explore colour theory, mark making and composition. Students will explore the work of Wassily Kandinsky and create their own compositions based on music and mark making.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Create a supportive community:

Terms 4, 5 and 6: Cakes and Sweets - Pop Art

Students will explore shape and form with their drawing, focusing on cakes and sweets. Students will learn how to draw from observation using a variety of materials. They will learn more about using colour and explore clay, builing 3D models of cupcakes.

Students will recieve regular verbal feedback in their lessons. They will also take part in self and peer assessments opportunities, alongside time for DIRT (dedicated, improvement and reflection time)

Students will be assessed on 3 key tasks in this project.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students are encouraged to discuss their ideas; share thoughts and provide constructive advice within group discussions as a way for students to improve their own work Problem solving, independence, planning, commitment and analysis.

Create a supportive community:

Introduction to a modern contemporary artist who works in the creative industry Appreciate the achievements of other artists both contemporary and from the past.