Contact:

Ms Bailey and Ms Abbiss

Course Information

We aim to enable all students to gain confidence in a wide range of materials and techniques. We teach various techniques with materials such as pencil, pencil crayon, oil pastel, watercolour, pen, 3D construction and photography. As part of their experience we look at various artists from past and present to give a wide range of experience and knowledge. Students are given choice through their own research to enable them to design their own art work and be able to develop their own creativity.

Course Content

Course Content
Year 7Students study 3 topics, one a term including an underwater project, colour, still life and festivals. They also look at basic colour theory and practice colour mixing. Students work in an A4 sketchbook developing basic shading and blending skills with various materials.
Year 8Students study 2 topics, one a term including a portrait project, jungles / mythical creatures and a peace project. Students work in an A4 sketchbook developing basic shading and blending skills with various materials. Students start to explore mixed media final pieces and start to develop their own design ideas.
Year 9Students study 2 major projects one of them being a given theme by the teacher and the other being a topic of their choice. We start to look in more depth at photography and at presentation ideas as well as techniques which would lead onto GCSE in years 10 & 11.

Extra Curricular Opportunities

There are weekly opportunities for students undertake additional art work during lunch times. The annual well dressing event is open to year 7 who design and construct the well dressing to be displayed in the local community.

Assessment

Students are assessed on a termly basis on quality and skills across the art curriculum. Homework’s are set on a termly basis.

If you have any questions or queries relating to the Art curriculum please email gbailey@anthonygell.co.uk for more information.