Art

Art has a significant and valuable role to play in the overall ethos of this school. Art is an ongoing process through which all children are given opportunities to develop specific skills, knowledge and understanding to enable them to work in variety of media, style and form. It enables children of all abilities to use their creative imagination to achieve their potential with guidance and given criteria.

 

Children work individually and within a group to develop their social and personal skills. Art is not taught in isolation, although it retains its creative base and its skills and techniques. Wherever appropriate it is linked to other areas of the curriculum and gives children the opportunities to develop specific art skills and reinforces skills already established.

Read Our Art Policy

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Meet the Art Technicians

We are a group of creative individuals that work together to form the Art Technicians. Our role is to keep the school displays beautifully organised and ensure all of our work is presented to an exceptionally high standard.

Curriculum – weekly lessons

Week 1

Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Outcome

  • Discuss the correct use of a sketchbook
  • Basic introduction to drawing
  • To experiment with mark making and shading

Week 3

Outcome

  • To draw and shade 3-D shapes
  • To annotate all work

Week 4

Outcome

  • To use pencil crayons to shade using one and two colours
  • To draw a linear landscape

Week 5

Outcome

  • To use colour using pencils, shade the landscape

Week 6

Outcome

  • To observe drawing of more complex forms e.g. Plants
  • To look at Georgia O’Keefe’s work

Week 7

Outcome

  • To draw large flowers based on O’Keefe’s work

Week 1

Outcome

  • Paint a basic colour wheel focusing on the correct use of brushes and paint

Week 2

Outcome

  • Look at artist Sonia Delaunay and draw an abstract picture based on her work

Week 3

Outcome

  • Paint the Delaunay using poster paint concentrating on colour mixing

Week 4

Outcome

  • Using watercolour paints, practise the wet on wet technique to create a background wash

Week 5

Outcome

  • Experiment with different watercolour techniques to create a variety of effects and textures

Week 6

Outcome

  • Using the dry technique, add the details on to the watercolour background

Week 1

Outcome

  • Look at artist Andy Warhol’s butterfly picture
  • To do observational drawings of butterflies

Week 2

Outcome

  • To print a background for the Warhol picture

Week 3

Outcome

  • To look at different butterflies
  • Draw and paint them

Week 4

Outcome

  • To continue to draw and paint butterflies

Week 5

Outcome

  • To cut out the butterflies and stick them on to the printed background to create a collage

Week 6

Trip to Kew Gardens

Week 1

Outcome

  • Revision of drawing and shading skills

Week 2

Outcome

  • Discuss the correct use of sketchbooks
  • To create a rainforest page of observational drawings focusing on detail and shading

Week 3

Outcome

  • One point perspective
  • Create a design of a river in the rainforest using one point perspective

Week 4

Outcome

  • Create watercolour tests of the different watercolour techniques, textures and colour mixing required for the rainforest picture

Week 5

Outcome

  • Paint the rainforest river design
  • Trip to National Gallery

Week 6

Outcome

  • Create a variety of clouds using different charcoal techniques

Week 7

Outcome

  • Create a forest drawing using charcoal and water
  • Continue adding to the sketchbook page of the rainforest using pencil, charcoal and watercolours

Week 1

Outcome

  • To look at the artist George Birrell
  • Draw a picture of a fishing village

Week 2

Outcome

  • Choose the colour tones (cool or warm) and create a colour chart with poster paint of colours and textures to use in the seaside picture

Week 3

Outcome

  • Focusing on using the medium correctly and mixing the colours, paint the fishing village picture

Week 4

Outcome

  • Draw a forest in layers with the shortest trees in the front and tallest at the back

Week 5

Outcome

  • With paint, create depth by varying the tones of the paint

Week 6

Outcome

  • Add details and complete the painting

Week 1

Outcome

  • Look at vintage cameras, radios gramophones etc.
  • Create a sketchbook page of observational drawings

Week 2

Outcome

  • Continue with sketchbook page using a variety of media
  • Annotate

Week 3

Outcome

  • Design a vintage item based on the previous research

Week 4

Outcome

  • Start to create a 3D sculpture based on the drawn designs

Week 5

Outcome

  • Continue creating sculptures

Week 6

Outcome

  • Complete and paint sculptures
  • Assess

Week 1

Outcome

  • Look at contemporary architecture and famous architects
  • To do observational drawing

Week 2

Outcome

  • Look at two point perspective and design a building using this knowledge

Week 3

Outcome

  • Continue the 2 point perspective

Week 4

Outcome

  • Paint the design with watercolours

Week 5

Outcome

  • Add details with pen

Week 6

Outcome

  • Look at famous artists depictions of still life
  • Draw a step by step still life starting with one object and adding more gradually using our knowledge of 3D shading

Week 7

Outcome

  • Continue the still life
  • Complete and evaluate

Week 1

Outcome

  • Paint a more complicated colour wheel

Week 2

Outcome

  • Experiment with shading and textures using poster paint

Week 3

Outcome

  • Look at the cubist work of artist Picasso. Design a cubist landscape based on your observations

Week 4

Outcome

  • Paint the cubist still life with shading and a limited colour palette

Week 5

Outcome

  • Complete cubist painting

Week 6

Outcome

  • Assess and discuss
  • Observational drawing in sketchbooks

Week 1

Outcome

  • Look at the work of Anthony Gormley
  • Start to look at the proportions of the body

Week 2

Outcome

  • Figure drawing focusing on proportions

Week 3

Outcome

  • Work in pairs to draw figures in different positions

Week 4

Outcome

  • Design a figure sculpture concentrating on the position of the figure and how to make it out of wire

Week 5

Outcome

  • Working with wire, start to create a sculpture

Week 6

Outcome

  • Continue wire sculpture
  • Complete sculpture
  • Assess

Week 1

Outcome

  • Rules, expectations and presentation

Week 2

Outcome

  • Looking at correct use of sketchbooks going forward
  • Create a sample page using as many skills and materials as possible and displaying a confident ability to research ideas

Week 3

Outcome

  • Continue sketchbook work using the human figure as inspiration

Week 4

Outcome

  • Look at WW2 war artists
  • Do figure drawings from life focusing on movement and proportion

Week 5

Outcome

  • Create a grouping of figures focusing on line and shading

Week 6

Outcome

  • Look at portraits by famous artists. Focus on the proportions of the face and shading

Week 7

Outcome

  • Create a sketchbook page looking at portraits of different ages of people

Week 8

Outcome

  • Continue sketchbook work

Week 1

Outcome

  • Look at artist Edward Hopper landscapes. Create a drawing of a landscape with buildings

Week 2

Outcome

  • Create a test page of different watercolour techniques and textures appropriate for use in the landscape

Week 3

Outcome

  • Paint the landscape using all previously learnt watercolour skills

Week 4

Outcome

  • Complete watercolour painting adding details

Week 5

Outcome

  • Create a landscape sketchbook page using all the techniques and skills acquired

Week 6

Outcome

  • Continue sketchbook work

Week 1

Outcome

  • Look at handmade ceramics focusing on ramekins and small sets of bowls

Week 2

Outcome

  • Design a set of bowls that fit together or create a group design

Week 3

Outcome

  • Look at different ways of making pottery
  • Learn about the glazing and firing process
  • Experiment with various building techniques

Week 4

Outcome

  • Create clay bowls according to the designs

Week 5

Outcome

  • Paint the bowls

Beyond the National Curriculum