Art

Teaching groups are mixed ability and students have two lessons per 2 week cycle.  Work is delivered through a series of Thematic Units in response to the National Curriculum.  The students follow a structured programme of study with 9 assessed Units over the 3 years.  Each unit provides a new approach/theme linked to artists and cultures, and students are enabled to develop their art skills and knowledge as they progress through each year group.Teaching groups are mixed ability and students have two lessons per 2 week cycle.  Work is delivered through a series of Thematic Units in response to the National Curriculum.  The students follow a structured programme of study with 9 assessed Units over the 3 years.  Each unit provides a new approach/theme linked to artists and cultures, and students are enabled to develop their art skills and knowledge as they progress through each year group.

 

Homework

Homework will be an integral part of all projects. Students are encouraged to work in their homework sketchbook which is provided to them at the beginning of term. They are expected to collect ideas from magazines, books, galleries, museums, libraries and the internet. Homework projects are set, which relate to class work and we expect one hour of work minimum per week. Students are encouraged to pursue their own interests and develop their own work accordingly. 

 

Parent/Carer

Help Take an interest in their work and discuss the current project with them. Take them to exhibitions and, if possible, provide extra art materials, equipment and books. Encourage your son/daughter to use the local environment for work and get them to plan their work before they start.

 

Equipment

Helping students to develop their homework and independence within art and design will need a basic set of art materials: HB/2B/4B pencils, biro, glue stick, scissors, collage materials (newspapers, old magazines), colour pencils, black and colour felt tips, rubber, sharpener, watercolours.