At KS3 students develop skills in observational drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture, as well as analysing and research both contemporary and traditional artists to introduce a visual language. Students build core skills through colour theory, mark making, composition and making, whilst exploring a range of themes.
In both Year 7 and 8 students will explore six topics throughout the year, as outlined in our curriculum map, with the intention of providing an engaging and varied curriculum for our students.
All our projects are supported with the use of a knowledge organiser that strengthens students’ knowledge and understanding of art history, art theory and the use of subject specific vocabulary and terms.
Students are expected to have a pencil, ruler and rubber as part of their basic equipment for the subject. However if students show an interest in the subject it is recommended they invest in a set of drawing pencils. Students are able to purchase these from the Art Department.