Art Curriculum Intent

Art, in many forms, tells us of our past, present and future, shaping and influencing our lives in significant ways.

Art has the potential to influence human behaviour. It can evoke emotion and provoke action, shaping the world for good and bad. Art empowers us to notice, question, interact and respond. It is a way of understanding and expressing our existence. Artists use their heads, hands and hearts, to varying degrees, during the creative process. Art appeals to the body and mind. To engage with a work of art a viewer might also employ all their senses. Art can evoke a heightened sense of place and wonder.

Opportunities for play are essential to a child’s development, but as we grow-up purposeful play is often dismissed. Being creative – being able to bring something new and with value into the world – requires a willingness to explore and experiment, to test out expectations and boundaries, to detect new possibilities; to engage with the world with wonder and curiosity. Artists embrace play as a valuable way of understanding the potential of materials, ideas and technologies.

Here at Hebburn Comprehensive Art Department, we encourage our students to play and explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to communicate ideas and meanings. They work with traditional and new media, developing confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. We pride ourselves on using a diversity of issues and ideas from which to develop a wide variety of subject specialist skills from. They learn to appreciate and value images and artefacts across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made.

Pupils reflect critically on their own and other people’s work, judging quality, value and meaning. They learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople and designers, working creatively, intelligently and independently.

We cultivate partnerships with professional Creatives, including working with ex-students, participating in local exhibitions and competitions, regular visit s to art exhibitions and local colleges, in order to raise pupils’ expectations of potential career paths and to develop an appreciation of art, craft and design, and its role in the creative and cultural industries that enrich our lives.

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206 

Art, Craft & Design 8201 

Key Stage 3

Staff are encouraged (where possible) to select the work of artists reflecting exhibitions, recent events and current affairs, as well as revisiting artists from the past.

Year 7

Term One

Introduction to new approaches and techniques in drawing. 
Exploring the Formal Elements in Art.
Building upon art history knowledge with artist research.
Identifying Chiaroscuro in past and present art, film and theatre.
Working with a wide range of art materials and techniques into the sketchbook.
Short drawing tasks covering; line, tone, texture, shape, form, pattern and personal expression.
Assessment for drawing module.

Term Two

Colour and Painting. (adaption with coloured pencils/ coloured gel overlays)
Colour theory, brush techniques (discussion) and mixing skills.
Colour association, expression and composition.
Exploring how artists use colour to create mood and atmosphere.
Artist research, Klee, Kahlo, Hundertwasser, Haapaniemi, contemporary black art.
Colour and painting assessment.

Term Three

What is Art? 
Exploring and researching into Art, Craft and Design.
Conceptual, installation and contemporary art.
Encouraging a forum for discussion and personal opinion into ‘What is good art?’ and what does it mean?
Looking at the work of Dada, Emin, Hirst and Grayson Perry, Rasheed Araeen, Sirkka Liisa Konttinen, Craig Knowles.
Final Assessment.

Year 8

Term One

Term one
‘What is Art?’ from term three yr7 is revisited in term one.

The Face (usually taught in term one)

Drawing from observation, proportions and guidelines.

Skin tones and hair textures, painting and drawing.

Gridding up a face, compositions and narrative in art.

Expressions, animation drawings and cartoons.

Artist research.

Assessment

Term Two

The Face (continued)

Drawing from observation, proportions and guidelines.

Skin tones and hair textures, painting and drawing.

Gridding up a face, compositions and narrative in art.

Expressions, animation drawings and cartoons.

Artist research.

Assessment

Term Three

Pattern and Design
Exploring Islamic art and repeat design.
Research tattoo art, Islamic, Arts & Crafts W. Morris and Escher.
Creating own repeat designs and tessellation.
Polyblock printing with 4-5 colours.
Assessment.

Year 9

Term One

Word and art 
Exploring serif and sans serif, typography and the history of lettering.
Illuminated manuscripts.
Expressive lettering, fonts, colours and logos
Graffiti art and creating your own style.
Creating your own work in your choses style.
Research into lettering past and present.
Assessment

Term Two

Surrealist imagery. 
Exploring the work of illustrators’ past and present.
Using cross hatching and drawing techniques to create own morphed images.
Looking at the work of Dan Hillier, Afarin Sajedi, Tomek Setow, Kendrio La’Pierre.ski
Composition and perspective in drawing
Assessment

Term Three

3D sculptures.  
Drawing from observation.
Working with shape form and texture.
Designing and creating a small sculpture.
Research into Oldenburg, Christo, Louise Bourgeois.
Superimposing on to site throughout the world.
Assessment

Key Stage 4

We offer an exciting course giving pupils the opportunity to work in a wide range of art materials and techniques.  We cover both 2D and 3D during the 2 years and encourage independent learning and personal expression.
There are two components:
Component 1 Portfolio: produce a sustained project and a selection of further work that represents the course study.  This is worth 60% of your overall marks.
Component 2 Externally set assignment:

There is a separate externally set task paper.  It features seven tasks, and you have to complete one of them.  You get preparation time, plus 10 hours of supervised time.  This is worth 40% of your total marks.
Projects are based on past paper questions and themes.

Year 10

Term 1-4

Geometric. 
Researching artists who explore geometry in their work, 2D & 3D.
Collecting and recording images based on the theme.
Making observational drawings from collected resources.
Designing and planning possible outcomes.
Analysing and problem solving a final work(s)
Assessing final work.

Term 4-8

Painting, drawing mixed media project based on Social and Political art 
Exploring black, Asian, minority, disabled and white artists work of past and present social and political artists from around the work.
Issues which matter to me.  Independent studies.
Collection of images, articles and videos to source own work
Experimenting with surfaces, techniques, textures, font, text and images..

Year 11

Further study
Art trip to The Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Collecting images.  On the spot drawing.
Analysing scale, site specific sculpture.
Producing a personal response to the trip.

Continuation of Social and Political art project. 
Planning and developing work.
Assessing final work(s)

Component 2
From 2nd January
Exam preparation.
Exam 10 hours April.

Fashion design
Graphic design
Theatre designer
Animator
Video game designer
Illustrator
Museum curator
Photographer
Architect
Product design
Textiles design
Ceramics
Advertising
Publishing
Interior design
Fashion and media journalism
Hair and make-up design
Retail design
Exhibition design
Visual media
Teaching
New technologies are creating a whole new range of courses where art is being used in innovative ways.

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design