Art

Subject Profile Art & Design Woolf Mini School 2017/2018

Phase One Art Year 7

All students in Year 7 are taught on a rotating carousel.They spend 2 terms in Art. 

Over the 2 terms they will practice a variety of 2D and 3D skills across 3 projects.

Project one: Portraiture with links to artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci.

Project two: African Masks with pattern research. 

Mini project 2: Painting to music using the style of Kandinsky  

Phase One Art  Year 8

All students in Year 8 are taught on a rotating carousel. They spend 2 terms in Art. Over the 2 terms they will practice a variety of 2D skills across 2 projects developing skills to aid them if they choose to undertake a GCSE Art or Photography.

Project one: Cubist Still Life looking at Picasso and other Cubist artists.

Mini project: Identity collection based on Joseph Cornell and Schwitter.

Project two: Rousseau Batik developing traditional skills using a tjanting wax method.

 

Phase Two - 3 Year GCSE Art, Craft & Design 

Art & Design

The Year 9, 10 and 11 students are studying the AQA GCSE in Art & Design in which they will complete 3 units of coursework.  Students will develop skills in 2D and 3D exploring a variety of media, materials and processes. 

Year one 

Terms one/two - Explore the subject of Colour in The Landscape. Students will research relevant themes and study artists who have painted in this genre, such as Van Gogh, David Hockney and Turner. 

Terms three/four -  Develop skills and experiment with relevant media. 

Terms five/six - Students will create their own landscape taking into account what they have learnt so far.

Year two 

Terms one/two - Research Natural Forms and Sculptures inspired by Moore, Giacometti and Hepworth. 

Terms three/four - Experimentation with 3 dimensional media.

Terms five/six - Making sculpture based on their learning.

Year three 

Terms one/two - What is portraiture? 

Terms three/four/five - Externally set examination unit.

Together the coursework is 60% of the course. The examination is 40% of the course.

 

3D Design

The Year 10 and 11 students are studying the AQA GCSE in 3D Design in which they will complete 2 units of coursework.  They will develop skills in 3D exploring a variety of media, materials and processes used in 3 Dimensional design. 

Year one 

Terms one/two -  Explore the subject of iconic chairs. Students will research relevant themes and study artists who designed chairs such as Ray and Charles Eames. 

Terms three/four - Develop skills and experiment with relevant media. 

Terms five/six - Students will create their own model of a chair taking into account what they have learnt so far.

Year two  

Term one - Research clocks and Art Deco design, including the influence of Egyptian Art. 

Term two -  Experimentation with clay and making their clock based on their learning. 

Terms three/four/five - is the externally set examination unit.

Together the coursework is 60% of the course. The examination is 40% of the course.

 

Full GCSE specification from AQA:  http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

Full GCSE specification from AQA:  http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

Specification AQA AS Art, Craft and Design 7241C and X

Full A Level specification link:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/as-and-a-level/art-and-design

Specification AQA AS Art, Craft and Design 7201C and X

Full A Level specification link:    http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/as-and-a-level/art-and-design