Art and Design

Remote Learning

The Art Department appreciate these are challenging times and completing work online is not our usual approach. This period of change may offer opportunities to work differently and appreciate the potential creativity offers in dealing with the changes, the demands, the challenges and restrictions we are all going through.

KS3

· Work will be set weekly and should take at least an hour to complete and be handed in on the set deadline.

· Work will be set on google classroom and should be 'turned in' as photographs.

· Students should check emails weekly for this subject.

· Work will be assessed regularly with a grade and feedback.

· We appreciate that photographing work does not always do justice to all forms of art so take time to look at the quality of the images you send in to help the process of marking.

· The tasks set are varied so enjoy the opportunity you have to spend time over them.

KS4

Year 9

· Students will be set weekly tasks through a work schedule delivered through Google classroom on 20th April

· Each drawing set will take between 2-3 hours

· Your teacher understands that expectations on materials to use is challenging. You may need to order online or adapt.

· Students will be working from photographs or first hand. Advice on how to work from these images has been set online.

· Students have been put into two different groups and have an allocated teacher who is overseeing their progress.

· Work should be submitted online as photographs. Take time over the photos to do justice to your work.

· All work produced is coursework and will form part of the final assessment in year 11.

Year 10

· Students have been set weekly tasks through a work schedule on Google classroom

· Each drawing will take between 2-3 hours to complete and be turned in on the set deadline.

· Work should be submitted online as a photograph, think about the quality of your photograph to do justice to the work.

· All work produced is coursework and will form part of the final assessment next year.

KS5

Year 12

· Students have been issued with a work schedule and have weekly tasks to complete.

· Students should be checking their emails regularly and corresponding with their teachers.

· All work should be completed and photographed before being turned in on Google classroom

· This is an important time and students should use it as well as they can to really develop their skills in recording and experimenting.

· Teachers are aware how challenging this period is and will support students as regularly as is required.

· All work produced is coursework and will form part of the final assessment next year.

 

Introduction

The department is by run by Mrs G Woods and supported by Miss M Dreiser.

Projects draw on student’s personal experiences, their immediate surroundings, first-hand observation and their own imaginations.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

Term 1 Teaching is structured around the delivery of the Basic Elements of Art and Design; Line, Tone, Form, Colour, Pattern and Texture. Students are made aware of the individual elements through different creative and imaginative tasks. Contextual references are introduced which reference these elements and a unit of sketchbook work and a final outcome demonstrate the learning.

Term 2  Introducing the Title of Fantastical and Strange, students work from the theme of Fauna to explore the shapes, patterns and colours of different creatures. They complete drawings from secondary sources and produce a range of creative and imaginative ideas for a 'hybrid' creature heads. This is a 3D project and additionally it is a recycling project, final 3D heads are constructed from found materials and painted. Classwork is supported by a 4-6 week homework task to produce a creature made entirely from re-cycled materials.

Term 3 The theme of the term is Landscape and in this unit students are encouraged to explore a diverse range of work from different artists who have been inspired by this theme. Completing a Transcription from a chosen artists work they then are given greater freedom in the materials they select to produce their own work in response to the landscape theme.

Year 8

Term 1 Introducing the title of either Flora (flower heads) or Fauna (insects and bugs) students' work from images and objects to produce creative and imaginative ideas on one of the two themes. The development of high quality drawing skills is a focus and work developed from these studies explores, colour, texture and form. Final outcomes
are created in clay using a range of construction methods.

Term 2 The theme of this unit is Still-Life and using groups of objects, students are taught about the construction of different forms. Work produced includes detailed observational drawing in tone and development work in either paint or oil pastel. The introduction of contextual references determines the direction of the project and the final outcome.

Term 3 During this term students work from one of two themes:  The Figure or Pattern.  Work produced includes observational drawing, the development of imaginative ideas, exploration of materials and print-making.

At the end of year 8 boys make their choices for GCSE.

Year 9

Early start GCSE.

The first two terms of the year are divided into blocks of 6-8 weeks giving boys opportunities to experience, explore and develop an understanding about a broad range of different materials/techniques and their properties. The aim is to broaden their knowledge base and to prepare students fully for the GCSE course requirements. Areas covered include: print making,; lino, intaglio, mono and collograph, collage, 3D design; wire, papier-mache, mod roc and card.

In the third term, explorations into different drawing techniques will provide a starting point for the full GCSE course

Key Stage 4

Examination Board: Edexcel

Controlled assessment: 60%.
Externally Set Assignment: 40%

The GCSE Art course offered provides students with a wide range of exciting and stimulating creative opportunities
to explore their interests in art and design that are personally relevant and developmental in nature.

The Unendorsed Course in Art and Design, allows students to work in a broad range of 2D and/or 3D processes including new media and technologies. There is a significant focus on photography and students will be encouraged to use photography to collect first hand research, and to explore and develop ideas through digital photography and image manipulation. They will be expected during the course to produce practical and contextual work associated with two or more of the options listed below:

ART and DESIGN (FINE ART) including

DRAWING/PAINTING, MIXED MEDIA, SCULPTURE, LAND ART, PRINTMAKING, LENS or LIGHT BASED MEDIA

ART and DESIGN (PHOTOGRAPHY) including

THEME BASED PHOTOGRAPHY, EXPERIMENTAL IMAGERY, NEW MEDIA PRACTICE

ART and DESIGN (3D DESIGN) including

CERAMICS, SCULPTURE, BODY ADORNMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL ART, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

ART and DESIGN (GRAPHICS) including

ILLUSTRATION, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, LENS or LIGHT BASED MEDIA, ADVERTISING

ART and DESIGN (Textiles) including

PRINTED and/or DYED FABRICS, CONSTRUCTED and/or STITCHED or EMBELLISHED TEXTILES, FASHION or COSTUME

CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT ( formally - coursework) : During the GCSE course, students will complete two units of work including various forms of development and then final outcomes. (45 hours of controlled assessment will be completed under normal classroom supervision).

Key Stage 5

Examination Board: Edexcel

Students study an Un-Endorsed GCE in Art and Design. Within this general course they will cover aspects of Fine Art including; sculpture, drawing and painting and print-making, 3D design, Textiles, Photography and Graphic Design. They can choose to specialise in one particular discipline or alternatively, to work across a range of disciplines or materials.

The A level consists of 2 units of work:

Personal Investigation - Unit 1

This is a negotiated portfolio of work that demonstrates students ability to research, develop, explore, and analyse ideas. Students will undertake an induction period where they will be introduced or re-introduced to a broad range of different materials and practises.  Additionally they will complete contextual research related to particular areas of interest. The theme for the unit is set by the department and is a research based project based initially around  London, set over the summer holiday, comprising of photographic and gallery research  around the city in its broadest sense.

In the Summer Term of year 12 and through to the start of the Spring Term of year 13 students will take a more independent path and develop their Personal Investigation further and effectively conclude a piece of work in a discipline(s) of their choice. (60% of the full A level).

Externally set assignment – Unit 4

This is set by the exam board and papers will be issued in February of year 13. Students will be given a 10 week preparatory period running up to the exam. In this time they will complete preliminary research and studies supported by the department. The final exam is a 20 hour controlled period where students produce an unaided significant piece of work. (40% of the full A Level).

Resources The department is very well resourced with two dedicated rooms together with a Sixth-Form study area. There is excellent access to IT, including computer work stations, digital cameras, image manipulation software, two data projectors and graphics tablets.

The department is well stocked with visual resources and a wide collection of reference books. (The library additionally has an excellent collection of art books.) Both rooms are set up for 3D and 2D work, including print-making, clay, plaster, paint and mixed-media.

Extra Curricular

The department offers two weekly Art clubs providing students with opportunities to complete homework, to develop and/or complete class-work or to work on self-directed projects.

Visits 

In year 8 boys are offered the opportunity to visit the Warner Bros. Studios at Leavesden. This visit offers boys the chance to understand the breadth of careers on offer in The Arts and also to understand more about the making of the Harry Potter films.

In year 9 the department visits the Tate Modern to develop work from the collection and to gather information and develop understanding about artists pertinent to their own studies.

The department runs a biennial trip to New York for Key Stage 4 and 5.  This includes visits to the Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim and cultural highlights such as Ellis Island, the Chrysler Building and a sporting event such as ice hockey.

A visit to The Henry Moore Foundation in Perry Green, Hertfordshire is also run biannually and this includes visits to his work studios, gallery space, sculpture garden and includes a tour guide to develop students understanding of Moore’s artistic journey as a world renowned artist; sculptor and printmaker.

We have in the past taken part in a creative lectures programme at the Institute of Education which has, over the past few years, included talks by Anthony Gormley, Cornelia Parker and Quentin Blake.

Each year, over the past four, we have invited in an artist printmaker to deliver workshops in Solar Printing. Sheila De Rosa delivers an exciting day bridging the processes of photography and printmaking through a hands on printmaking day which supports ongoing coursework for both GCSE and A Level students.

In addition to this, the department exhibits work each summer at the Mall Galleries in London as part of The National Students’ Art Competition.