KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 7 Art
Term 1Still Life 1  
Students will start Year 7 with a baseline assessment to assess their starting point in art and design. They will then develop their drawing and painting skills and will also develop their knowledge and understanding of composition and hot and cold colours.
Assessment: Students will produce an A4 transcription of one of Cezanne's pieces of work.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Still Life 2  
Students will continue their work on still life from the first half term. Students will then look at the work of Cezanne and Morandi. They will then develop their drawing water colour and painting skills and learn how to blend paint effectively. They will also develop their knowledge and understanding of composition by experimenting with a range of compositions and selecting the most successful one.
Assessment: Students will produce a detailed still life painting.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Still Life 3 
Inspired by the work of Paul Cezanne , students will develop their paintings from the previous term and start to incorporate more tonal and blending qualities into their work. Practice compositions and tonal blending will ensure they are thinking about composition and form in a thoughtful way before embarking on their final outcome. Students will then explore different colour schemes and use poster paints to add colour to their final outcomes.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Still Life 4 
Inspired by the work of Paul Cezanne , students will develop their paintings from the previous term and start to incorporate more tonal and blending qualities into their work. Practice compositions and tonal blending will ensure they are thinking about composition and form in a thoughtful way before embarking on their final outcome. Students will then explore different colour schemes and use poster paints to add colour to their final outcomes.
Assessment: Student will produce a painting of a still life from observation.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Grotesque Gargoyles 1  
Students will study and analyse the elements of art during this unit to develop their knowledge and understanding of art and ability to analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others. They will learn about the function of gargoyles and collect research to inspire their own Gargoyle designs. They will produce designs and use self evaluation to select the most successful design to progress to a final piece. They will then plan how they will make their final design using clay. They will learn clay work techniques and produce their design out of clay.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Grotesque Gargoyles 2 
In the final term, students will once again work in groups to create a short shadow puppet show. Students will explore the tradition of shadow puppet story telling in Indonesia whereby myths and fables were told to children and adults through intricate shadow puppetry. Students will be asked to write a short story in groups, offering cross curricular links with English. Once they are happy with their story, students will then design, make and perform their story (offering cross curricular links with Drama) using a screen and lighting to create shadows. Student will be assessed individually on their role within the group as well as their design and making skills.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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