Art

At Kingsmead the Art Department is recognised as a vibrant and exciting place to study, where work of the highest quality is celebrated, shared and enjoyed.

We have high standards and expectations.

Students enjoy the subject and the environment is positive and productive with good relationships between students and teachers.

We offer an open door policy where students are invited to work at break, lunchtime and after school with the support and guidance of their teachers.

The school works with the wider community and local schools on Arts projects and produces exciting work that is displayed around the school and in the local community.

We also enjoy visits from Artists and take regular trips to Art Galleries to supports students' wider understanding of the Arts

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KEY STAGE 3

YEAR 7

AUTUMN TERM - Introduction to Art / Bugs

Drawing & Colour Skills:

All students will begin with an introduction to key Art movements throughout history and creating their own timeline. This will be referred back to every time a new artist/movement is studied.
Practices & refines students drawing skills. A series of observational drawings will be made from natural forms to develop an understanding of the importance of drawing. Drawings will be made from imagination & observation, with line & experimental, Exploring shading and shading techniques. Developing understanding of composition & to learn solid, blending & shading colouring skills.
Lessons give students opportunity to improve Drawing skills, cutting skills, painting & printing skills, Whilst introducing a range of Art Media. Students develop an understanding of basic colour Theory & recycling in Art.

Artists; Henri Matisse, Rebecca J Coles, M C Escher, Jennifer Angus, Damian Hirst, Louise Bourgeois & Eugene Seguy.

Materials & Equipment; Scissors, Recycled Papers, newspaper, magazines, printed papers, lined paper & coloured papers. Cellophane, polyblock, printing inks, rollers, etc, White paint, pencils, oil pastels, chalk, Black paper, Wire, Tin foil. A4 Black sketchbook.

SPRING TERM - Patterns

Students will explore the cultural importance and differences within Art by looking at artistic styles from around the world and the use of pattern within art.
Focusing on design, colour and shape and how they have derived out of cultural forms influence of culture on art and design. They will use a variety of techniques, including polyblock, sgraffitto, sumi-e, dot painting.
Students will focus on Islamic, Japanese, Aboriginal and African Art, exploring the use of different media to create their own individual final piece incorporating all of the patterns they have created.

Artists/cultural references; Ndebelle,

Materials & Equipment: Inks, Fine liners, Coloured pencils, watercolours, block paints, coloured papers, Polyblock, poster paints, oil pastels A4 Black sketchbook.

SUMMER TERM - Comics

Students will begin by learning the proportions of the face. They will look at different types of cartoon drawing including Manga and more traditional comic styles of Marvel/DC as well as others.
Students will be introduced to Pop Art and the use of flat colour.
Using references from their English course, students will develop their own character and story, that they will develop into a comic book storyboard.

Artists; Andy Warhol, Osamu Tezuka, Akira Toriyama, Marvel, DC

Materials & Equipment; Fine liners, coloured pencils, paint A4 Black sketchbook.

YEAR 8

SUTUMN TERM - Figures Project

All students will begin with reminder of key Art movements throughout history and will recall which artist/movement they have previously studied. This will be referred back to every time a new artist/movement is studied.
Workshop based lessons will explore how artists represent the Figure, with a focus on sculptural media to create a Giacommeti inspired tin foil figure, a clay figure inspired by Gormley & a paper mache figure inspired by the work of Nikki De Saint Phalle. Reference will be made to the work of Keith Haring to develop a sense of movement and colour in their work whilst considering how sculpture can be placed in the environment. Lubiana Himid’s work will be looked at and a focus on the way art can be reflective of wider issues in society. Observational figure drawing will form the assessed work for PLR2.

Artists; Keith Haring, Nikki De Saint Phalle, Antony Gormley, Alberto Giacometti.

Materials & Equipment; Paint, Clay, Foil, Paper Mache, Kitchen roll, weights. A4 Black Sketchbook.

SPRING TERM - Identity Project

Students will work on their ability to personalise and express themselves and place themselves in wider culture. Students will begin by looking at hands and fingerprints as being representative of themselves, before looking at the work of Khalo and her use of symbols to tell her story. Students will then use portraiture and typography to create a self portrait and what words they can use to express their own personal identity. They will then look at Flack and Crosby, with their uses of objects and patterns to represent a theme/culture. Students will combine elements of all artists to create their own unique final piece.

Artists; Frida Khalo, Audrey Flack, Njideka Akunyili Crosby

Materials & Equipment: pattern printed papers, Inks, Fine liners, Coloured pencils, watercolours, block paints, coloured papers, Batik 9 fabric, wax, equipment, inks). A4 Black sketchbook.

SUMMER TERM - Expressionism and Surrealism Project

Expressionism: Abstract art will be explored in a project that focuses on how colour and mark can be used in art to express emotion. Exploring the relationships between music, sound and colour manipulating materials as a form of expression. Work will develop into a series of 2D drawings & a 2D clay tile. Students will use art as a means of communicating their inner feelings.

Artists; Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Frank Stella.

Materials & Equipment; Music, Oil pastels, Paper, cardboard, art straws, tissue paper, clay, paint. A4 Black sketchbook.

Surrealism/Dadaism: Surrealist art will be explored in a project that focuses on how imagery and distortion can be used in art to express the unconscious, fantasy and the irrational. Students will explore the work of Salvador Dali and others focusing on how reality can be altered within art. They will produce their own unique surrealist outcome.

Artists; Salvador Dali, Dadaism, Marcel Duchamp, Magritte

Materials & Equipment; Music, Oil pastels, Paper, cardboard, art straws, tissue paper, clay, paint. A4 Black sketchbook.

YEAR 9

Carousel Group: Michael Craig Martin Still Life

Workshop based lessons will be focused on the theme of Still Life and the work of Michael Craig Martin. Students will be able to use techniques and media they have not previously used. Work will begin with the focus on simple line drawings of popular objects (games consoles, headphones etc) and students will work from these drawings to produce a painting, sgrafitto, polyblock print and mono print.

Artist; Michael Craig Martin
Materials & Equipment; Paint, oil pastels, polyblock, printing ink, fine liners, colouring pencils

Lessons:
1. Line drawing of object of choice
2. Traced composition using previous line drawings and photographs of chosen objects
3. Painting of composition using block paints. Objects will be outlined with a fine liner in the style of the artist.
4. Students will create a Polyblock using a section of their previous composition, which they can use to print.
5. Students will use their tracing to create a monoprint using oil pastels
6. Students will create a free style composition based on work they have completed as a sgrafitto

TRIP: Tate Britain to see Michael Craig Martin’s work/Workshop?

KEY STAGE 4

YEAR 9

AUTUMN TERM - Confectionary: Exploring Skills and Techniques

The Confectionary Project: is a mixed media project based around the theme of Confectionary and it will require the students to practise and develop key skills and techniques based around a theme.
Students will work with a variety of media, initially focusing on drawing skills and the use of tone and colour.

These skills help students to prepare for the next stage of the project, with particular focus on AO1 & 3 (Develop and Record)

Materials & Equipment: Pencils, pens, paint & brushes, oil pastels. A4 Black Sketchbook.

SPRING TERM - Confectionary: Experimenting, Developing & Presenting

The Confectionary Project: students will explore new techniques, experimenting with media and developing their work into an individual outcome.

These skills help students to prepare for their Personal Portfolio by using AO 2& 4 (Refine and Present)

Materials & Equipment: Pencils, pens, paint & brushes, oil pastels. A4 Black Sketchbook.

SUMMER TERM - Personal Investigation: AO1 Develop/Research

The Portfolio: is a project based on a theme that the students have chosen

Students shall: Develop ideas through investigations and demonstrate critical understanding of sources.

Students will produce: Mind map, Initial Ideas, artist Research and Contextual Analysis.

The practical portfolio should be viewed as a whole and judgements regarding the extent to which all of the assessment objectives have been met shall be made across the submission as a whole.

YEAR 10

AUTUMN TERM - Personal Investigation: AO1 Develop/Research

The Portfolio: is a project based on a theme that the students have chosen

Students shall: Develop ideas through investigations and demonstrate critical understanding of sources.

Students will produce: Mind map, Initial Ideas, artist Research and Contextual Analysis.

The practical portfolio should be viewed as a whole and judgements regarding the extent to which all of the assessment objectives have been met shall be made across the submission as a whole.

SPRING TERM - Personal Investigation: AO2&3 Recording and Refining

The Portfolio: is a project based on a theme that the students have chosen

Students shall:
• Refine their work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with media
• Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses.

Students will produce: Further pieces of work using a variety of media and techniques.

SUMMER TERM - Personal Investigation: AO1 Development

The Portfolio: is a project based on a theme that the students have chosen

Students shall:
• Develop ideas through investigations and demonstrate critical understanding of sources.
• Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions.

Students will produce: Developing their work using selective media and techniques towards a personal outcome.

YEAR 11

AUTUMN TERM - Personal Investigation: AO4 Present

The Portfolio: is a project based on a theme that the students have chosen from a possible six titles.

Students shall: Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions.

Students will produce: Final Piece outcome (Trial Exam)

SPRING TERM - Exam Prep & Exam

Externally set Exam paper: students will choose from a choice of Titles set by the exam board to produce a body of preparatory work. Students will work from observation where possible, looking at relevant artists and in a range of media.
2 Day Exam Students will sit a two day exam to produce a final piece relevant to their chosen theme.

Artists; As appropriate to paper

Materials & Equipment; : Sketchbooks, cameras, card, double-sided tape, tracing paper, acetate

KEY STAGE 5

YEAR 12

AUTUMN TERM - Alice in Wonderland Project

Alice in Wonderland Project: The starting point for the project will be the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Alice Exhibition, which explores the theme of Alice in Wonderland and how different artist’s have interpreted the story in their own unique way.
Their first term will be focusing on skill building techniques and media to explore the theme, focusing on the work of a few artists. Students will begin to research and analyse the work of a variety of artists, presenting their findings as contextual comments.

Artists: Ralph Steadman, Salvador Dali, Vivienne Westwood, Joseph McHugh, Christopher Wheeldon, Peter Blake

Materials & Equipment: Pencils, pens, paint & brushes, papers, ink, chalk & charcoal, oil pastels, clay, papier mache.

SPRING TERM - Alice in Wonderland Project

Alice in Wonderland Project: The second term will be focusing on student’s ability to explore the theme in their own way, experimenting with different techniques and styles. Students will explore the use of 3d techniques and create their own clay teapot to tell a story.

Artists: Grayson Perry Ralph Steadman, Salvador Dali, Vivienne Westwood, Joseph McHugh, Christopher Wheeldon, Peter Blake

Materials & Equipment: Pencils, pens, paint & brushes, papers, ink, chalk & charcoal, oil pastels, clay, papier mache.

SUMMER TERM - Personal Investigation

The Personal Investigation: is a sustained project on a chosen theme.
Within the project the students will need to demonstrate that they have:

The students also produce a written and illustrated Related Study.

YEAR 13

AUTUMN TERM - Personal Investigation

The Personal Investigation: is a sustained project on a chosen theme.
Within the project the students will need to demonstrate that they have:

The students also produce a written and illustrated Related Study.

SPRING TERM - Exam Prep & Exam

Externally set Exam paper: students will choose from a choice of Titles set by the exam board to produce a body of preparatory work. Students will work from observation where possible, looking at relevant artists and in a range of media.

4 Day Exam Students will sit a two day exam to produce a final piece relevant to their chosen theme to a scale of A3
Materials & Equipment; appropriate still life objects, paper, textured/coloured papers, pencils, coloured pencils, chalk & charcoal,

Artists; As appropriate to paper

Materials & Equipment; Paint, papers, ink, chalk & charcoal, A4 Black Shiny Sketchbook.

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