Year 7

KS3 Art and Design Overview:


Art, craft and design at KS3 inspires and challenges students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. Students are timetabled two Art lessons each week at key stage 3. Students will produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences in many forms such as drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. They will study a range of great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Year 7 Overview:

Term 1 Autumn Introduction to Drawing Skills and The Formal Elements

Introduction to art and the formal elements. Students will develop understanding of line, shape, tone, texture and colour. Drawing skills will be developed alongside colour mixing and painting.

Term 2 Spring Aboriginal Art and Papier-mâché

Students will explore Aboriginal Art and culture. They will look at the use of symbols to create stories and messages. Students will design their own symbols and create a story of these. Students will decorate their papier-mâché piece with their story. Students will explore how papier-mâché can be manipulated and used to create a decorative fish or a shark.

Term 3 (First half) Natural Forms Textures and Patterns

Students will focus on natural forms and create a range of experimental pieces to record their patterns, textures and shapes. Students will create a small collograph tile and a batik piece. These will be combined to create a collaborative wall hanging. Students will look at the artists Eleanor Nuez, William Morris and Peter Randell Page.

Term 3 (Second half) Land Art and Installation

Students will explore the theme of Land Art with a focus on Andy Goldsworthy. Students will work collaboratively to plan and make their own natural sculpture. They will use photography and drawings to record their process.