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Art Year 8

In Year 8 students develop more advanced techniques and work in a variety of 2D and 3D materials. The introductory theme is based on the students own “Identity” and will incorporate a number of mixed media techniques. The next project that students will explore is based on “Culture” looking at a specific tradition of art in a different country and they will produce a 3D outcome. In the Summer term students will be introduced to digital photography and Photoshop techniques and textiles techniques. The students will also be encouraged to participate in group work for their outcomes. 

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 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

Students will be given a homework brief so that they know what is expected to be handed in. This will be stuck into their planner.

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.

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 'Identity' and will reinforce the learning taking place in lessons. The second project will be given out in the Spring Term and will be based upon British culture.
 
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 Club
  • Ceramics club
  • A trip to the British Museum

Exhibition of Student Work

Visit our Gallery of Images to view more students' work





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