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Art Year 7

 In Year 7 students learn about the formal elements and build and develop upon these skills through their study of Art. Once these foundation skills have been learnt, students then move on to a project based on ‘Movements’ and in particular focus on ‘Landscapes’, each one exploring a range of media, artists and techniques. In the Summer term students work on developing key Art skills such as perspective, proportion of the body, textures and mark making, portraits and pattern. 

Formal elements include:
  • Shape and form
  • Texture and tone
  • Colour and pattern
  • A variety of drawing and painting
  • Work in 2D and 3D
  • Research a range of artists
Course Books and Equipment
  • Students must remember their sketch pad and planner for every lesson.
  • Students must be equipped with a pen, pencil, coloured pencils, ruler, and eraser for every lesson.
Homework

We recommend that students spend up to an hour on a drawing task, filling a page with their drawing and paying attention to the formal elements as noted above.

When students are asked to research for a homework task, this does not mean that information is cut and paste from the internet and submitted. The work should be the students own. Students will be given a list of useful questions that will help with this research.

Each year group has opportunities to work independently and collaboratively and students are given opportunities to exhibit work both in the department, around school and in community exhibitions to celebrate their achievement.

Students will receive 'Independent Learning Projects' for which they will be given set tasks to complete over half a term in the form of a mini project. The first project will be given out in the Autumn Term based around 'In the Kitchen' and will reinforce the learning taking place in lessons. The second project will be given out in the Summer Term and will be based upon Fashion designs and figure drawing.
 
 
All homework will be uploaded onto FROG. When an 'Independent Learning Project' is not taking place students will receive homework briefs which will be stuck into planners for reference.
 
We recommend that students spend up to an hour on a drawing task, filling a page with their drawing and paying attention to the formal elements as noted above.
 
When students are asked to research for a homework task, this does not mean that information is cut and paste from the internet and submitted. The work should be the students own. Students will be given a list of useful questions that will help with this research.
 
Events and Visits
  • Art and Textiles club
  • Year 7 – A trip to the National Portrait gallery

 Exhibition of Student Work

Visit our Gallery of Images to view more students' work





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