THE ECCLESBOURNE SCHOOL

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Art

KS3 Art and Design

Contact: Mr D. Davies

Course Aims

All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 study Art for one hour each week. The aim of our art programme is to refine skills, introduce new techniques and encourage students to creatively respond to the world around them.

The units of study run for a term and a half in Years 7 - 8 and a term during Year 9. They allow students to gain experience in painting, printmaking, ICT, design and ceramics as well as three-dimensional construction.

Course Content

During Year 7, students will undertake a Portraiture Project where they will be introduced to the visual elements; develop their knowledge and understanding of portraiture and proportion; cover simple colour theory; experiment with different media; learn about artists, designers and craft workers. In the Natural Forms Project students will produce a project that explores the visual properties and characteristics of a variety of different natural forms through drawing, painting and collage; research other artists work; develop an understanding of different techniques used in ceramics.

During Year 8, students will undertake a Sculpture / 3D Construction Project where they will explore ideas, materials, techniques and processes for three dimensional constructions which may take the form of fabric models, mod-roc figures, wire constructions, card sculptures or pipe cleaner models; refer to the work of a number of sculptors to help provide inspiration for their own work; use drawing and painting techniques in the development of the ideas. In the Landscape Project students will study a number of different paintings that depict the theme of landscapes in varying ways; experiment with different drawing and painting methods before producing their own landscape picture; develop an understanding of perspective in numerous drawing and painting activities.

In Year 9, students will undertake an Aerial Perspective Project in which they will develop drawing and design skills using a variety of different media; research the work of artists such as Hockney, Thiebaud, Mondrian and Brennand-Wood; create varying images and compositions for an experimental acrylic canvas painting. In the Multicultural Project students will study work from non-western cultures and societies and create their own response to the multicultural theme which might be in the form of clay work, mask making or decorative painting. In the Advanced Skills Project students will complete a final project that will look at a specific skill or aspect of the subject. For students wishing to continue their studies at KS4 they will create work linked to a gallery or sculpture park visit as well as participate in an Artist in Residence event.

Extra Curricular Activities

Access to the department during lunchtime; Year 9 gallery visits; Year 9 artist in residence.

Course Assessment

Grade Assessment Detail
9 Students have an exceptional ability to develop ideas through creative and purposeful investigations, and engage with and demonstrate critical understanding of sources; to thoughtfully refine ideas with discrimination, and to select and purposefully experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes; to skilfully and rigorously record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses; to competently present a personal and meaningful response and realise intentions with confidence and conviction and to demonstrate understanding of visual language.
8 Students have a highly developed ability to effectively develop ideas through creative and purposeful investigations and to demonstrate critical understanding of sources; to thoughtfully refine ideas and to select and purposefully experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes; to skilfully record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses; to competently present a personal and meaningful response and realise intentions with confidence and conviction and to demonstrate understanding of visual language.
7 Students have an increasingly developed ability to develop ideas through creative and purposeful investigations, and a highly developed ability to demonstrate critical understanding of sources. Students have an increasingly developed ability to thoughtfully refine ideas and highly developed ability to select and purposefully experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes. Students have an increasingly developed ability to skilfully record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses. Students have an increasingly developed ability to competently present a personal and meaningful response and realise intentions with confidence and conviction and a highly developed ability to demonstrate understanding of visual language.
6 Students have a consistent ability to develop ideas through purposeful investigations and to demonstrate critical understanding of sources; to thoughtfully refine ideas and to select and purposefully experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes; to skilfully record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses; to competently present a personal and meaningful response and realise intentions and to demonstrate understanding of visual language.
5 Students have a generally consistent ability to develop ideas through purposeful investigations and to demonstrate critical understanding of sources; to thoughtfully refine ideas and to select and purposefully experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes; to skilfully record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses; to competently present a personal and meaningful response and realise intentions and to demonstrate understanding of visual language.
4 Students have a moderate ability to develop ideas through purposeful investigations and to demonstrate critical understanding of sources; to thoughtfully refine ideas and to select and purposefully experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes; to skilfully record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses; to competently present a personal and meaningful response and realise intentions and to demonstrate understanding of visual language.
3 Students have a sound ability to develop ideas through purposeful investigations and to show understanding of different sources; to refine ideas and to select and experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes; to record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses; to present a personal and meaningful response which realise intentions and to show understanding of visual language.
2 Students have a developing ability to create different ideas and to show understanding of different sources; to refine ideas and to select and experiment with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes; to record ideas, observations and insights through drawing and annotation, and any other appropriate means relevant to intentions, as work progresses; to present a personal and meaningful response and realise intentions and to show understanding of visual language.
1 Students have some ability to develop ideas and to show understanding of sources; to refine ideas and to select different media, materials, techniques and processes; to record ideas, observations and insights both in a visual and written form; to present a personal response and realise intentions and to show understanding of visual language.
 

If you have any questions or queries relating to the Art curriculum please email headofart@ecclesbourne.derbyshire.sch.uk for more information.