Art

The Art Department at Wickersley boasts an array of high quality work from students at all Key Stages. Our aim is to prepare students for success from the time when they enter Y7 right through to Y13. As such our curriculum is both supportive and challenging while giving students every opportunity to develop creatively and independently.

We teach a wide variety of skills and techniques in both 2D and 3D media. Students work from all key stages is permanently on display throughout the department in classrooms, corridors and in the gallery where we display work to motivate and enthuse students and help them aspire to the next level. As such, students are always aware of their own development in relation to assessment and final outcomes.

All students are taught Art once a week in Y7, and they opt to study the subject in 8 and 9, with one lesson a week. As an option subject at GCSE and A Level, students follow the Fine Art syllabus from AQA. Y10 and 11 students have 2 lessons a week while Y12 and Y13 students have 4.

We run Art clubs after school for KS3 in addition to supportive workshop sessions after school for all KS4 and 5 students. The atmosphere in the department is, purposeful, busy, proactive and positive with students who enjoy their studies and teachers who are well motivated and keen to see students develop into independent and accomplished Artists.

Year 7

The Year 7 Art schemes of work, focus on introducing Y7 to a wide range of materials and creative making techniques while developing the fundamental 2 Fine Art skills needed for high quality results. Students explore Art History while developing work in response to Artists such as Picasso, Cezanne, Hundertwasser, Kandinsky, Paolozzi, Andrea Joseph, the cultural meanings linked to Aboriginal Art. The different projects are listed in the table below:

 

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
PORTRAITS

Artists
Picasso

Materials
Oil Pastels and
collage.

Skills and
Techniques
Facial Proportion.
Distortion.

Colour
mixing and blending.

Collage Techniques.

Outcome
A3 or A2 portraits

Sport C0mposition

Artists

Artists relating to London Olympics

Materials

Oil pastels and collage

Skills and Techniques

Observational drawing depth – 3 parts of Composition

Outcome 

Composition of objects relating to sport with an expressive back ground

PAINTING TECHNIQUES

Artists
Cezanne.

Materials
Pencil colour pencil, Paint.

Skills and Techniques
Observational drawing and painting.

Composition – Still Life Use of brushes controlling paint.
Painting with palette knives

Outcome

Still life painting

 OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING TECHNIQUES

Artists

Lisa Milroy

Materials

Pencils pens, ink.

Skills and Techniques

Observational drawing Proportion. Mark making

Outcome

Study sheet based shoes drawn from observation and Artists research

PAINTING, PRINT MAKING AND COLLAGE

Artists

Aboriginal Art.

Materials

Pencil paint

Skills and Techniques

Interpreting messages and meanings.

Cultural meanings reflected in art.

Dot painting techniques using a variety of equipment.

Outcome

Aboriginal dot painting telling a story of their choice

 3D AND CERAMICS

Artists

Kandinsky music

Paolozzie Abstract art

Materials

Clay glazes.

Pencils.

Clay equipment and tools

Skills and Techniques 

Drawing in response to music use of abstract shapes to create compositions  – focal point and balanced.

3D carving joining building.

Properties of clay.

Outcome 1

2D designs based on music

Outcome 2

3D Glazed clay tile

 COLLAGE

Artists

Hundertwasser

Materials

Collage

Pencils

Paint

Oil Pastels

Skills and Techniques

Political art

Campaigning for green rights

Outcome

Landscape based on cakes and sweets using Hundertwasser’s style

 

Year 8

The Year 8 Art schemes of work, focus on developing the skills learnt in Y7. Students building on their knowledge and understanding to refine their skills
and produce exciting but sophisticated outcomes.

Students continue to explore Art History while developing work in response to Artists such as African and Tribal Art. , James Rosenquist – American Pop Art.
Contemporary ceramic artists such as James Rosenquist – American Pop Art. Mimi Matelot

Ceramics based on Sea Life. Illustrators such as Quentin Blake and Lauren Child.
The different projects are listed below:

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
2D TRIBAL MASKS AND SMALL 3D PROTOTYPES

Artists
African and Tribal Art

Materials
Pencil, Colour Pencil, Card, newspaper, and sugar paper,

Skills and
Techniques
Facial Proportion. Drawing. Accuracy. Colour mixing and blending.

3D making techniques Tribal pattern and decoration

Outcome
2D Tribal Art Study

2D Design Ideas

3D Tribal maquettes

3D TRIBAL MASKS

Artists
African and Tribal Art Card.

Materials
Newspaper, tissue and sugar paper, Paint. Collage

Skills and Techniques
Colour mixing and blending. 3D making techniques Collage Techniques. Tribal pattern and decoration

Outcome

Large scale 3D Tribal Masks

AMERICAN POP ART

Artists

James Rosenquist

Materials

Oil Pastels. Pencils Paints

Skills and Techniques

Proportion. Tone and Shade Observational drawing of personal objects. E.g. make up or a trophy.

Outcome

James Rosenquist artists study sheet.

Drawings using different techniques

 AMERICAN POP ART

Artists

American Pop Art

Materials

Collage – mixed media

Skills and Techniques

Proportion.

Tone and Shade Working from secondary images and primary images Composition

Outcome

Final piece using different techniques and composition combining work from Rosenquist / secondary / primary and own ideas – responses

 3D CERAMICS

Artists

Mimi Matelot

Materials

Pencils pens, Collage Clay Glazes

Skills and Techniques 

Observational drawing Proportion.

Mark making 3D claywork Glazing techniques

Outcome 1

Study sheet based on Ceramic Artists research.

Outcome 2

Shells study page drawn from observation.

Outcome 3

Glazed ceramic tile or pot based on Sea Life and research above

DRAWING TECHNIQUES – ILLUSTRATION

Artists

Quentin Blake and Lauren Child, Beatrix Potter.

Materials

Pencil paint pens, inks paint.

Skills and Techniques

Observational drawing

Composition

Water colour painting Ink control

Project development

Outcome

Design for a page in a children’s book illustrating the story

 

 

Year 9

Students follow schemes of work that closely reflect the work completed for our Fine Art GCSE course. This allows them to develop their skills using a variety of media while also responding to artists research. The projects include, Natural forms, Urban Environments, Expressive Portraiture and a Sweet Tooth project. Students develop drawings and paintings using different techniques and work in styles that reflect contemporary as well as historical methods. This develops their creativity and expression while refining their technical skill.

The different projects are listed below:

Half Term 1 Half Term 2 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 Half Term 5 Half Term 6
DRAWING SKILLS AND MIXED MEDIA

Artists
Kark Blossfeldt

Materials
Grey scale pencil Coloured Pencil Oil Pastel

Observational drawing

Working from secondary images

Accuracy

Tonal blending and shading to show 3D form

Mark making to show surface textures

GCSE style study sheets in sketchbook showing 3 studies in the different materials Shells Pen Inks Cocktail sticks Wax Water colour paint Accuracy Shape and form Highlights and lowlights Markmaking to show texture GCSE style study sheet in sketchbook showing studies in the different materials

PAINTING SKILLS INFLUENCED BY ARTISTS

Artists
Marcia Baldwin

Materials
Paint – ready mixed and Acrylic

Skills and Techniques
Accuracy Paint and brush control

Outcome

Paintings of animals based on those by Artist Marica Baldwin.

Subject matter:

Shells

Pen

Inks

Cocktail sticks

Wax Water colour paint

Skills and Techniques

Accuracy Shape and form Highlights and lowlights Markmaking to show texture Outcomes GCSE style study sheet in sketchbook showing studies in the different materials

URBAN ENVIRONMENTS

Artists

Eva Folks

Paul Kenton

Lisa Borgiani

Materials

Ink

Drawing sticks

Cardboard

PVA

Paint

Skills and Techniques

Accuracy

Perspective

Tone

Paint and brush control

Printing

Line and texture

Colour mixing

Mark making

Outcome

GCSE style study sheet in sketchbook showing studies.

A range of urban drawings, paintings and prints in response to the Artists different techniques

 PERSONAL OBJECTS

Artists

Andrea Jospeh

Materials

Pencils

Pens

Water colour

Skills and Techniques

Observational drawing – own objects.

Drawing from secondary and Artists research.

Outcome

GCSE style study sheet in sketchbook showing studies in the different materials

PAINTING AND PRINTMAKING – FOOD

Artists

Wayne Theibaud and Vic Vicini

Materials

Pencils

Pens

Watercolour

Printmaking

Skills and Techniques 

Observational drawing Drawing and Painting from Artists research Printmaking

Outcome

GCSE style study sheets in sketchbook showing studies in the different materials

Expressive Portraiture

Artists

Louise Jover and Giacometti

Materials

Pencil

Pen

Paint

Collage

Chalk

Charcoal

Skills and Techniques

Proportion

Accuracy Expressive mark making

Illustration Collage and mixed media techniques

Outcome

Expressive Portraits with links to poems or song lyrics using techniques inspired by different artists.