Curriculum – Key Stage 3 – ART

Art as a subject is vast and there are many disciplines to be found within that. It is also a subject which can be both practical and theoretical. We aim to give students a broad experience across a wide range of media and equipment, giving historical and contemporary context around that. Our hope is that students will be able to master the basic techniques and to develop a visual literacy, but most of all we would like them to enjoy the subject and develop as a young artist before opting for one of our popular GCSE courses.
Links below will take you to knowledge organisers showing the content for each of these units. These are being developed over the period 2019 to 2021.
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Drawing and mark making
Drawing skills, tonal range, cross hatch, mark making

Colour
How to mix poster paint, colour circle, complimentary colours.

Lettering
Clay skills- rolling out a slab of clay and how to join clay

Plants
Drawing skills, ellipses on plant pot. Pen patterns.

Portraits
Facial proportion, drawing facial features, painting skills- skin tone.

3D project
Clay Skills- coiling a pot.

Abstract art
Painting skills- brushes to use for detail etc

Landscape 
Foreground, Middle ground, Background.

Perspective
1 and 2 point perspective