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Art and Design at MIS

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The Art and Design department at MIS secondary school is close to being fully equipped to cater all the disciplines incorporated in the Fine Arts. Pupils are introduced to Art and Design at year 7 and continue in years 8 & 9 to develop their competence in the subject. In each year group pupils complete a variety of projects and focus on various topics relating to each project.

 

Course structure

Students complete three creative projects throughout the school year. This is assessed by observing the students technical mark making skills, their conceptual understanding and their experimental ability. In Art and Design, we aim to explore; drawing, painting, 2-D and 3-D work, relief, printing, textiles, graphical drawing, art and computer graphic design, installation, architectural drawing and photography.

 

Art & Design at Key Stage 3

Pupils in Year 7 are introduced to the formal elements of Art and Design within the project based remit, linking their learning closely to their fellow Creative Arts subjects of Music and Drama. During term one, they will explore the origins of Italian art and the exploration of the Venice Carnival and its art forms.   In term two they will incorporate and explore in detail with geometry in term one, Colour theory in term two and finally exploring and creating natural forms in term three.

SUBJECT: Art and Design

Year:  7

Overview of the year:

This is the important initial project to support the year 7’s initial understanding of Art and Design. They will study the formal elements of art and design with an emphasis on the accurate use of tone and colour.

Term 1:

Main topic, skills and content

·         Venice Carnival

·         Using tone, Line, Shape and Pattern

·         To be able to understand the use of formal elements and their importance in creating art work in the world today.

·         Incorporation of Italian influences in art today.

Assessment:

Initial drawing assessment

Term 2:

Main topic, skills and content

·         Colour Theory

·         Refining painting and colour mixing skills

·         To be able to understand the use of colour theory and their importance in creating art work in the world today.

Assessment:

Teacher feedback

Term 3:

Main topic, skills and content

·         Natural forms

·         Working with Ceramics and 3-D sculptures

·         To be able to explore the use of clay work and ceramics and their importance in creating art work in the world today.

Assessment:

End of year assessment

 

 

 

Pupils in Year 8 continue to build on their artistic techniques and studies of French influenced artists and their work by exploring relief and printing with a project on insects in term one, Op Art in term two and finally exploring and creating Pop Art in term three.

SUBJECT: Art and Design

Year:  8

Overview of the year:

In year 8, students build on their previous knowledge from Year 7. They have the opportunity of practicing and revisiting some of the formal elements in Art.  Students revise their use of geometry, tone, proportion and explore 3-D making piece of relief work and ceramics, as well and incorporating and understanding the use of graphics and abstraction in contemporary Art.

Term 1:

Main topic, skills and content

·         Exploring French influenced Art

·         Using tone, Line, Shape and Pattern, Symmetry

·         To be able consolidate their understanding of the formal elements of art as well as using relief and other printing techniques.

Assessment:

Initial drawing assessment

Term 2:

Main topic, skills and content

·         Op Art and illusions

·         Refining painting and colour mixing skills

·         To be able to recognize Op Art and understand the differences between this, and other art forms and to be able to make a 3-D art piece.

Assessment:

Teacher feedback

Term 3:

Main topic, skills and content

·         Pop Art

·         Using  graphics, imagery and stencils

·         This is the study of the Pop Art movement and its influence on art, design and fashion.

Assessment:

End of year assessment

 

Pupils in Year 9 refine their art skills and practices by exploring Art and design throughout the decades using the themes of Portraits in term one, Natural forms and architecture in term two and finally exploring and creating African Art and Mask making in term three.

SUBJECT: Art and Design

Year:  9

Overview of the year:

In year 9, students will have an opportunity to work using ICT during term one and develop their creative skills looking at abstract images. During this year, they are able to master their drawing and painting skills and develop their use of other media. They can explore the use of 3D art in a number of topics.

Term 1:

Main topic, skills and content

·         Exploring art throughout the decades and Portraiture

·         Using Tone, Line, Symmetry and accuracy

·         To be able consolidate their understanding of the formal elements of art as well as using stencilling, collage and other printing techniques.

Assessment:

Initial drawing assessment

Term 2:

Main topic, skills and content

·         Natural Forms

·         Refining their painting skills as well as exploring other media.

·         To be able to master the use of using oil and chalk pastels, pen and printing.

Assessment:

Teacher feedback

Term 3:

Main topic, skills and content

·         Cultural Art

·         Refining their use of printing and relief making.

·         This is the study of the range of different and its influence on art, design and fashion.

Assessment:

End of year assessment

Pupils also undertake a GCSE taster project as a final unit in order to inform them of expectations and standards expected for GCSE level.

Pupils are assessed throughout in each year group by a variety of methods, which include: Classwork/ Homework, Completed project work and an end of year exam in the subject.