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Parkside School

Art & Design

Art & Design

 Mrs Stone

Head of Faculty

 Miss Payne

Head of Art & Photography

 

 

 

 

Curriculum Plans

 

 Year 7, 8 & 9

Year 7

Still Life- Students will be introduced to the fundamentals in drawing. They will develop their observational skills through drawing from both primary and secondary sources. Develop shading skills, pattern and detail to enhance realism in their work. Once the skills have been practiced and developed they will then have the opportunity to show off their skills in their still life drawing assessment.

Letter Forms- Students will use their developed drawing skills from the previous unit to create observational studies of Illuminated letters, graffiti letters and the work of the artist William Morris. Focusing on the colour blending using coloured pencils to convey form.

After studying these 3 separate styles students will have the opportunity to show off their creative flair and design a clay tile with clear links to the aforementioned styles. Once they have designed their tile they will create it in clay. Their clay will be then be painted to further enhance the 3D form.

Mixed Media- Students will be looking at the artist Teesha Moore, who creates her own themed mixed media books. Students will make an accordion book based on the theme of Cirque Du Soleil.

Students will create their books using collage, paint, typography and drawing skills to show their understanding of their theme.

Year 8

Proportions- Students will be introduced to the proportions of the face and human figure. This will result in studies of portraits using the correct facial proportions as well as shading and detail to add realism as well as looking at the figure proportions in a variety of poses. Once they have gained confidence in their proportion studies they will then look at the work of Minjae Lee. Once they have produced a number of studies in this style of work using marker pens, fine liners and coloured pencils they will then apply this style to their own work. Their final piece will be a Minjae Lee inspired portrait showing accurate proportions and details.

Buildings and Castles- Students will be introduced to the illustrator Ian Miller and will produce a series of work based on his style and mark-making skills. This will consist of a city skyline in pen and ink wash, to fantasy castle creations in coloured inks and fine liner focusing on mark-making, detail and narrative. Once students have created their own castle concept they will then convert that narrative into a 3D version out of clay.

Pop Art – Students will produce a range of Pop Art studies based on the work of Lichtenstein and Warhol. They will then produce a digitally manipulated series of Pop art portraits using an online photography editing program.

Year 9

Mythical Creatures- Students will be introduced to the work of illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi best known for the Spiderwick illustrations. Students will produce a detailed study of his work before applying the style to their own mythical creature concept. Student will then produce a clay head sculpture based on their own design. They will also look into the creator and director of The Nightmare before Christmas, Tim Burton to complete this unit of work with an assessment.

German Expressionism- Students will recap their portraiture proportions and apply that knowledge to the style of German Expressionism portraits. This will be completed in acrylic paints and will focus on different painting techniques including sgraffito and impasto, as well as mark-making in paint to show a clear understanding of the German Expressionism style.

Mixed Media- Student will get to show off the skills they have accumulated over the past 3 years at Parkside and produce a final piece- however this final outcome will show at least 3 different types of media. Their initial picture that they have chosen, will be divided up into sections. Each section will have a different media in it. This allows students to either experiment with other media and further develop their skills to help support them if they have chosen GCSE Art, or allow students to show of their skills with media they are already confident in using. Either way they will produce a piece of work they can be proud of. 

How we are assessed

Practical work is accessed throughout the projects based on one or more practical pieces.

Students will be given the opportunity to P4P their assessed work to improve their score, and further develop their skills.

What homework are we expected to do?

There are homework tasks, these will be tasks linked to the learning and most likely will involve some further research and tasks to consolidate learning, making use of the subject Knowledge Organiser to do so. 

Homework will be uploaded to ClassCharts and is either to be completed in your Independent Learning book, on paper or online, dependent on the task.

What can parents do to help?

Support your child with homework tasks and ensure they have the time and space to give these the correct focus.

Use the Knowledge Organiser for an overview of what your child is learning.

Follow the links provided to assist with practical skills needed to help them develop their skills.

Encourage your child to discuss what they have learned during the week.

 

Take your child to galleries and encourage the practising of skills such as drawing and painting.

How we provide for SEN and most able students

SEND students will be supported appropriately by the staff teacher and possibly by a learning coach (where applicable). Teachers will

scaffolding work and model / demonstrate practical skills and techniques.

A wide range of resources are provided to work from depending on skill level.

Teachers / learning coaches may offer 1:1 support with specific practical skills.  

Verbal feedback will be provided for live feedback in lessons.

Opportunities for stretch and challenge tasks presented throughout lessons to ensure students are reaching and exceeding their potential.

Useful resources and equipment

  • A 2B Sketching pencil, or a pencil set,
  • A pencil sharpener,
  • An eraser,
  • A set of colouring pencils.
  • Access to the internet for research tasks.

Knowledge Organisers are also on the school website to help support students in developing their understanding and skills within each project.

These have links to tutorials to help further develop skills- These can be practiced at home to encourage further understanding of artistic processes.

Where can this subject take you? Career opportunities

Artist

Character creation

Design – textiles, wallpaper

Photography Editor

 Architect

Computer games designer

Fashion designer

 Ceramics

Concept artist

Illustrator

 

 Year 10 & 11

Year 10

Psychedelic Art

Illustration, design, advertising. Drawing, coloured pencil, paint, ink, marbling and PVA setting. Mixed media and pen work.

Mock Exam

5 hour practical mock exam following a preparatory period designing a therapy colouring piece. This piece forms a link between work on psychedelic art and the theme of organics. 

Organics

Drawing, painting, photography, ink and coloured pencil. Print making, opportunities for ceramics and 3D plus textiles and sublimation printing. 

Year 11

Organics Mock Exam

Work completed prior to the summer leads into a 10 hour practical mock exam taken in December. Mock exam work becomes part of coursework and provides students with an opportunity to experience a full length exam.

Supplementary Project for current Year 11:

For current year 11 in place of Mock Exam due to AQA cancellation of Component 2 Externally Set Assignment and to consolidate time missed for Organics on lockdown.

The art of Sarah Graham

Drawing, coloured pencil, paint and ink.  Applied surface design through sublimation printing. Photography and use of Kaleidacam application.

Component 1 Coursework Consolidation 

Current Year 11 students have time to consolidate coursework to negate the impact of time lost to Covid 19. This is in place of Component 2 Externally Set Assignment.

Component 2 Externally Set Assignment – students receive an exam paper from AQA with a selection of themes or start points to work from. They prepare and experiment before undertaking a 10 hour practical exam to create a personal response.

Current Year 11 do not undertake Component 2 due to adaptations by AQA for the impact of Covid 19. They will be solely marked on Component 1 Coursework for 100% of their final grade. Current Year 10 will undertake Component 2 as part of their Year 11 studies.

How we are assessed

Assessment is continuous throughout the course across the following 4 assessment criteria:

AO1 - Develop ideas through investigations, demonstrating critical understanding of sources.

AO2 - Refine work by exploring ideas, selecting and experimenting with appropriate media, materials, techniques and processes.

AO3 - Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions as work progresses.

AO4 - Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding of visual language.

What homework are we expected to do?

Homework will be set weekly on Classcharts and should take approximately 1 hour. Tasks will support Components 1 and 2 and will become part of assessed coursework, it is therefore very important that they are completed. If there are any issues with tasks set, students are able to access the Art & Photography rooms at lunchtimes where they also have access to computers and a printer as well as specialist equipment and resources.

What can parents do to help?

Remind your child about homework tasks and ensure they have the time and space to give these the correct focus. Encourage them to seek support from the Art department at lunchtimes if they need access to IT, further advice or specialist equipment and materials.

Use the Knowledge Organiser to understand what your child is learning.

Take your child to galleries in the local and wider area to build up contextual knowledge about Art.

How we provide for SEN and most able students

SEND students will be supported appropriately by the staff teacher and possibly by a learning coach (where applicable). Teachers will scaffolding work and model / demonstrate practical skills and techniques.

A wide range of resources are provided to work from depending on skill level.

Teachers / learning coaches may offer 1:1 support with specific practical skills. 

Verbal feedback will be provided for live feedback in lessons.

Opportunities for stretch and challenge tasks presented throughout lessons to ensure students are reaching and exceeding their potential. 

Useful resources and equipment

Hardbound cartridge paper sketchbook – various sizes available for purchase through school. Free to Pupil Premium students.

Students may wish to purchase Art materials such as quality paints and coloured pencils through school as it I VAT free for student purchases. Enquire within the Art Department.

Where can this subject take you? Career opportunities

Graphic design, illustration, ceramicist, photographer, advertising, pattern design, textile design. 

 Year 12 & 13

Year 12

Portraits

Drawing, painting, print making, Photography and 3D work in clay exploring the genre of Portraiture. The work of Kathe Kollwitz, Lucian Freud and Jenny Saville underpin initial investigations before students begin to develop personal banks of relevant artists they wish to refer to. 

What to Wear to the Apocalypse.

Construction, textiles, photography, illustration and painting. As part of this project students will experience a 5 hour mock exam for which they will plan a mini final piece and work independently on it during the timed, supervised 5 hours.

Art History

Throughout Year 12 students will study Art History from the prehistoric era to the present day and consolidate their knowledge as part of the independent study. This will underpin practical work with strong contextual knowledge. 

Component 1 Coursework Portfolio Introduction – London Gallery visits spark initial ideas for a personal investigation.

Year 13

Component 1 Coursework Portfolio – students in negotiation with staff choose a personal start point for their investigations. 

How we are assessed

 Year 12

Assessment is continuous throughout the year and is used to inform grades that go home to parents and areas for development. Formal assessment starts in the summer term when students begin their Component 1 studies.

All assessment is against the 4 assessment criteria:

AO1 - Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding

AO2 - Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops

AO3 - Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress

AO4 - Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements

 Year 13

Component 1 Coursework Portfolio 60% of final grade. An essay of 1000-3000 words complete with bibliography must accompany and complement practical explorations and a personal response.

Component 2 Externally set assignment 40% of final grade. Students have several months to prepare and explore before undertaking 15 hours of independent work under exam conditions.

Components are assessed against the following 4 assessment criteria:

AO1 - Develop ideas through sustained and focused investigations informed by contextual and other sources, demonstrating analytical and critical understanding

AO2 - Explore and select appropriate resources, media, materials, techniques and processes, reviewing and refining ideas as work develops

AO3 - Record ideas, observations and insights relevant to intentions, reflecting critically on work and progress

AO4 - Present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and, where appropriate, makes connections between visual and other elements

Criteria are marked holistically for both discrete Components.

 

What homework are we expected to do?

Homework will be set weekly and should take between 3-5 hours. Tasks will be set on Classcharts and on weekly feedback sheets. They should be completed at home or in free periods but not in study periods, separate tasks are set for completion in these designated times.

What can parents do to help?

Ensure a quiet place to work and access to IT if possible. This is available within the department if not. Students should be largely independent at this stage but will benefit from extra gallery visits in the local or wider area. Occasionally they may benefit from lifts to take relevant reference photographs to support their projects.

How we provide for SEN and most able students

As the course progresses learning journeys become more individual and so are tailored to meet the needs of individual students. This is intrinsic to the course as a personal outcome is required. Support in terms of exemplars, access to materials and specialist equipment plus a quiet space to work are available.

Opportunities to stretch and challenge all students are available in the form of working with local community Art projects and competitions. In the past this has included the Bradford City of Culture Sculpture trail and the production of a bespoke piece for public display.

Useful resources and equipment

An A3 portrait hardbound sketchbook with quality cartridge paper – supplied by school at a cost of £8, free for Pupil Premium students.

A range of quality drawing pencils ranging from 6B to 2H would be beneficial along with fineliners of various thicknesses. Other materials are provided/can be loaned by the department though sometimes students prefer to have access to their own quality paints and coloured pencils

Where can this subject take you? Career opportunities

Photographer, community artist, ceramicist, illustrator, advertising, architecture, all forms of design e.g. interior, surface pattern, fashion and contour wear.  

 

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