Year 7: Formal Elements
In Spring 2, Year 7 students have been learning about Still Life. They produced a contextual study page which included:
- A written paragraph about still life as part of their critical studies
- A copy of a still life image of choice to develop their recording skills
- A double page which shows an effective page layout including colours and designs that relate to the topic
They then produced a Tonal observational drawing of a composition of manmade objects, showing:
- Correct us of parallel and converging lines according to P.O.V
- Shape structures (e.g. symmetry line, when applicable)
In Summer 1, Year 7 students completed a colour wheel with acrylic paint. Learning about primary, secondary, tertiary and complementary colours.
Evelina, in Year 7 told me "I learnt so much about different theories and I was able to apply them to my own response inspired by the artist that we studied".
Year 8: Pop Art
In Summer 1, Year 8 students learnt about the Art movement Pop Art. They developed their ability to use contextual studies as a reference for personal outcome; by producing a series of designs with clear understanding of composition. Through out the project they refined their ideas through recording skills and transferring from a 2D drawing to a 3D cardboard design. Considering the colours they used.
David in Year 8 told me "I enjoyed learning about the Ben Day dots that I was able to put in my own work. I liked the bold colours and the comic strips by Roy Lichtenstein".
Year 9: Recording with a twist
In the Spring term, Year 9 students aimed to produce transfer an observation drawing onto a paper plate then add inspiration of Cas Holmes work into their design to create a personal response. They included the backstitch to reflect the artist working technique.
Recording from observation within a time frame
Recording of the objects using continuous line
Reflective and analytical skills in the form of effective annotation
Stylising to form a personal response inspired by Cas Holmes
Application of sewing techniques on a paper plate.
Year 9: Local Area
In Summer 2, Year 9 students aimed to produce a print with reference to critical studies using original recordings.
Stylising to form a personal response
Selecting effective and purposeful visual information
Cutting visual information skilfully
Pasting visual information skilfully
Ability to create a composition using cut out photographs in response to specific cultural and critical references
Carving and reducing lino plates
Inking purposefully lino plates
Building up layers of colour purposefully
This was following contextual studies of Stanley Donwood's work where they designed a stylised bold title, copied two pieces of the artist work, drew relevant backgrounds and engaged with his work to write a paragraph which started with their opinion.
Ayate in Year 9 told me that "in my Art lessons I am able to express my emotions, creativity and through my work show my personality. An example of when I am able to do this is when I am mixing and applying different colours".
Ms Chroussis - Teacher of Art and Design