Curriculum Overview

 

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Sixth Form

Term 1 : Chuck Close inspired self portraits

Students will start Year 8 by learning about portraiture and will explore techniques that will improve their observation and drawing skills.

They will study proportions of the face and will learn how to draw features accurately.

Ongoing formative and self assessment

Types of line
e.g. horizontal, vertical, diagonal.

Facial features
Details of the face e.g. mouth, eyes, nose.

Self-portrait
An image/drawing/artwork depicting your own face.

Portrait
An image/drawing/artwork depicting someone else's face.

Identity
Who a person is.

Proportion
The size of lines and shapes in relation to other lines and shapes.

Enlarge
To make something bigger.

Tone
The light and dark areas of an image.

Shading
Drawing technique to add tone to an image.

Contrast
A clear difference between elements e.g. contrasting colours.

Cross hatching
A shading technique used to build tone by shading in one direction and then a different direction.

gradation
a minute variation in shade, tone, or colour.

outline
a line or set of lines enclosing or indicating the shape of an object in a sketch or diagram.

image
a representation of the external form of a person or thing in art.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:
Student will select and draw from a diverse choice of celebrities.

Create a supportive community:

Term 2: Chuck Close

Student will study the work of photorealist artist Chuck Close. They will explore his grid technique by producing drawings using this method. This will allow students to really look at what they are drawing as the image builds square by square. Students observational drawing skills significantly improve during this unit.

On going formative assessment.

Self-portrait
An image/drawing/artwork depicting your own face.

Portrait
An image/drawing/artwork depicting someone else's face.

Proportion
The size and scale of shapes in relation to other shapes.

Facial features
Details of the face e.g. mouth, eyes, nose.

Mark making
A variety of ways to create lines, marks on a page using different materials.

Proportion
The size of lines and shapes in relation to other lines and shapes.

Shading
Drawing technique to add tone to an image.

Tone
The light and dark areas of an image.

Hatching
Lines used to create shading.

Light/mid/dark tones
The different shades seen in a tonal image created by the direction of light.

Composition
The position and placement of lines and shapes within an image.

Accurate shape
Observing lines within an image to create the correct proportions and composition.

gradation
a minute variation in shade, tone, or colour.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:
Students will watch and discuss a video of Chuck Close, where he reads a letter he has written to his 14 year old self. In the video he shares how his disabilities have inspired his art and how one shouldn't be defined by other people's parameters.

Create a supportive community:

Term 3: Chuck Close portrait

Students will produce an A3 self portrait in pencil, using the Chuck Close grid method . Students will also research, discuss, contrast and compare artists such as Lucien Freud and Frida Kahlo to further their written analysis and understanding of a diverse range of artists' work.

Ongoing formative and self assessment

Summative assessment at end of the project

Composition
The position and placement of lines and shapes within an image.

Proportion
The size of lines and shapes in relation to other lines and shapes.

Design
A plan of your work.

Identity
Who a person is.

Symbolism
The use of symbols to represent an idea.

Simplify
To take away detail and make something simpler.

Running stitch
A sewing technique with a gap between each stitch.

Back stitch
A sewing technique with the effect of a continuous line, created by stitching forward then back.

Embellish
To add decoration and detail.

Paper Pattern
A technique used with fabrics to cut out shapes accurately using a stencil.

Proportion
The size and scale of shapes in relation to other shapes.

Facial features
Details of the face e.g. mouth, eyes, nose.

Composition
The position or placement of elements within a piece of artwork.

Colour and emotion
The link between colours and the emotions they portray.

Self-portrait
An image/drawing/artwork depicting your own face.

Portrait
An image/drawing/artwork depicting someone else's face.

Proportion
The size of lines and shapes in relation to other lines and shapes.

Accurate shape
Observing lines within an image to create the correct proportions and composition.

Mark making
A variety of ways to create lines, marks on a page using different materials.

Enlarge
To make something bigger.

Shading
Drawing technique to add tone to an image.

Tone
The light and dark areas of an image.

Proportion
The size of lines and shapes in relation to other lines and shapes.

Accurate shape
Observing lines within an image to create the correct proportions and composition.

Light/mid/dark tones
The different shades seen in a tonal image created by the direction of light.

Cross hatching
A shading technique used to build tone by shading in one direction and then a different direction.

gradation
a minute variation in shade, tone, or colour.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:
Learn about how art can be used to communication emotions and loss.

Create a supportive community:

Term 4: Beautiful Bugs

In contrast to the very meticulous and realistic drawing students experienced in the Chuck Close unit, students will explore a variety of techniques to expand their experience of observational drawing. This will included much freer drawing such as using their timed quick sketches, wrong hand, continuous line and drawing without looking.

Self assessment

Ongoing formative assessment

Pattern
A repetitive design.

Design
A plan of your work.

Bright
Vivid colours that stand out and attract the viewer.

Bold
Lines and shapes that stand out.

Design
Plan of your work.

Abstract
An image or sculpture which doesn't represent anything real or is not a true representation of real things.

Repetition
A shape, line or colour that is repeated.

Vivid colour
Bright bold colours.

Simplistic
An image that has minimal detail.

Mono-print
A single, original print.

Block printing
A form of printing from block shapes.

Line printing
A form of printing created from carving into a polystyrene block.

Poly block print
A print created from a lino block and ink.

Pressure
To apply stress or force- to create a smooth even print.

Proportion
The size of lines and shapes in relation to other lines and shapes.

assymetry
lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry.

symmetry
the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis; correct or pleasing proportion of the parts of a thing.

silhouette
the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible in restricted light against a brighter background.

motif
a decorative image or design, especially a repeated one forming a pattern.

recede
go or move back or further away from a previous position.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:
Students will have the opportunity to reflect on which drawing style they enjoyed.

Create a supportive community:

Term 5: Beautiful Bugs

Students will learn about 4 different types of pattern and study and produce mixed media work inspired by artist that reflect that genre of pattern.

Geometric - Bridget Riley - drawing , painting.

Abstract- Els Van Baarle- inks, wax relief

Natural -Seguy- Paper cuts

Random - various designers- students independently select most appropriate media.

On going formative assessment

Portrait
An image/drawing/artwork depicting someone else's face.

Self-portrait
An image/drawing/artwork depicting your own face.

Proportion
The size and scale of shapes in relation to other shapes.

Composition
The position or placement of elements within a piece of artwork.

Proportion
The size of lines and shapes in relation to other lines and shapes.

Proportion
The size of lines and shapes in relation to other lines and shapes.

Tone
The light and dark areas of an image.

Shading
Drawing technique to add tone to an image.

Contrast
A clear difference between elements e.g. contrasting colours.

Shape
2D outlines e.g. square, circle.

Pattern
A repetitive design.

Design
A plan of your work.

Pattern
A repetitive design.

Bright
Vivid colours that stand out and attract the viewer.

Bold
Lines and shapes that stand out.

Design
Plan of your work.

Poly Block Printing
Printing technique using polystyrene sheets to create the printing plate.

Repetition
A shape, line or colour that is repeated.

Abstract
An image or sculpture which doesn't represent anything real or is not a true representation of real things.

Lino print
A print created from a lino block and ink

Composition
The position and placement of lines and shapes within an image.

Block colour
Colour that is without tones or shades.

Enlarge
To make something bigger.

Vivid colour
Bright bold colours.

Negative space
The areas between objects which can be studied to improve observational skills.

Poly block print
A print created from a lino block and ink.

Mono-print
A single, original print.

symmetry
the quality of being made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis; correct or pleasing proportion of the parts of a thing.

assymetry
lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry.

silhouette
the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible in restricted light against a brighter background.

motif
a decorative image or design, especially a repeated one forming a pattern.

outline
a line or set of lines enclosing or indicating the shape of an object in a sketch or diagram.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:
See beauty in the world around them in both the manmade and natural world.

Create a supportive community:

Term 6: Beautiful Bugs- final print

Students will explore printing methods including mono printing and press printing.

They will produce a final mixed media piece inspired by early 20th Century artist E. A Seguy.

Abstract
Image or sculpture which doesn’t represent anything real or is not a true representation of real things.

Minimal
To take away detail and make something simpler.

Simplistic
An image that has minimal detail.

Silhouette
An outline of an object or figure.

Negative space
The areas between objects which can be studied to improve observational skills.

Shape
2D outlines e.g. square, circle.

Pattern
A repetitive design.

Pattern
A repetitive design.

Bright
Vivid colours that stand out and attract the viewer.

Design
Plan of your work.

Pattern
A repetitive design.

Bright
Vivid colours that stand out and attract the viewer.

Contrast and compare
To look at the similarities and differences of different artwork and styles.

Repetition
A shape, line or colour that is repeated.

Lino print
A print created from a lino block and ink

Abstract
An image or sculpture which doesn't represent anything real or is not a true representation of real things.

Block colour
Colour that is without tones or shades.

Vivid colour
Bright bold colours.

Accurate shape
observing lines within an image to create the correct proportions and composition.

Line printing
A form of printing created from carving into a polystyrene block.

Poly block print
A print created from a lino block and ink.

Pattern
A repetitive design.

bold
(of a person, action, or idea) showing a willingness to take risks; confident and courageous.

vivid
(of a colour) intensely deep or bright.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:
Ongoing formative and self assessment Summative assessment of final design

Create a supportive community: