Taught by : Ms Linett Kamala; BA(Hons), MA, PGCE
Art plays a crucial role in every child’s development and is particularly important at secondary school level when children approach adolescence and then early adulthood. Art helps us to interpret and understand the increasingly visual world we live in, and gives us a language to communicate and express ideas and emotions. Self-expression is the central intention for Art, though the outcomes vary depending on time period, purpose, culture and media. It is vital that students are given the tools to express themselves in a visual way; and these tools are learned in the Art classroom. Critical studies help us interpret the intentions and analyse the methods, materials, processes and devices used by artists across the world and throughout history. Experimentation is encouraged and goes hand-in-hand with known and proven methods and techniques for making a wide variety of Artwork.
War and Conflict
Poster paint, acrylic paint, ceramics, collage, watercolour, brusho, photography, mixed media, pastels, sculpture from upcycled materials, screen printing.
There are three units of work:
Unit 1: organic/ still life
Students use their sketchbooks to explore the theme and research artists relating to the theme. Work is highly individualistic and students are expected to work independently on artwork that is meaningful and personal.
Unit 2: self
The work for the second unit is a similar format to the first; the theme is used as a starting point. Following a few weeks’ worth of work, students are given the option to take either unit 1 or 2 further and this will be submitted at the end of course as their personal portfolio.
The theme is determined by the exam board. This constitutes 40% of the overall mark and takes place over a short period of only 8 weeks.
Materials, skills, processes and techniques are the same as at Key Stage 3 and students have a choice and are encouraged to choose suitable materials according to their own individual intentions.
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