Students think about identity and represent this in a variety of ways; drawing, collage, writing and in constructing their own zine. Students learn about Betty Edwards and her theories on understanding the left and right mode of the brain.
Students learn how to create a range of marks using pencil and other drawing implements. They will analyse a range of artworks thinking about how emotion is expressed through the use of mark making.
Students learn about different shading techniques such as cross-hatching and stippling. Students practise drawing from direct observation using a range of techniques such as non-dominant hand and blind contour drawing. Students create a mini final piece using pen and ink, oil pastels and craft knives.
Students begin to look at how they can develop their use of typography in their work. Combining this with the study of traditional and contemporary artists and crafts people they will develop their own 3D letter designs. Students analyse the work of an artist in depth and respond by creating a 3D letter design in their chosen artists' style.
Students learn a range of cardboard construction methods. Relief decoration processes are employed to build their sculptural work using a range of materials. Students analyse artists' who work with similar materials to consolidate their learning. They explore acrylic painting techniques that develop their ability to accurately mix and blend tones of dark and light to enhance their 3D work.
Students are introduced to a range of artists who use mixed media in their work. They analyse the work and respond by producing pastiches. Students then develop their own idea, thinking about composition, scale and appropriate materials. They produce a final outcomes in their chosen medium and scale.