Key Stage 3 Art and Design
The Art and Design curriculum area is a creative and varied area where pupils of all abilities can participate and achieve. Opportunities within this subject include: drawing and painting, 3D work, textiles, graphics, photography and ICT work.
Staff Member Role
- Mrs Helen Flaherty | Curriculum and Progress Manager
- Mrs Katy Yeandle | Teacher of Art
KS3 Course Outline
Looking at colour and shape. Working from observation, using a range of drawing and painting media.
Looking at tonal work using drawing media and collage. Working from observation.
Looking at the work of Van Gogh and creating textural pieces and looking at the use of mark making. Group pieces.
Critical Studies Mark Making
Looking at the work of Welsh artists and producing own practical responses.
Working with pattern and colour. Own Aboriginal style pieces, group work. Creating own boomerangs, painted pieces.
Concentrating on shape and line. Looking at graffiti style work and creating own paintings and pieces inspired by.
Critical Studies Graffiti
Looking at the work of Welsh artists and producing own practical responses. Comparing two artists. Group presentations.
Creating stop motion animations using ipads.
Concentrating on colour, pattern and line. Looking at Pop Art and creating own pieces inspired by. Drawing, painting, digital photography and editing.
Giacometti – wire sculpture
Looking at Giacometti and comparing the work of other artists. People based project, using photos and research to design and make wire sculptures in 3D.
Critical Studies Short Projects
First hand research, drawing, painting, photography. Looking at the work of other artists and using this to inspire your own work. A start on the GCSE coursework for those who plan to take Art GCSE
Assessment – How is work assessed?
- Homework and classwork is assessed on a fortnightly or monthly basis as appropriate
- Homework and classwork is marked using grades A – E
- Pupils are also given a current level and a target level for the end of KS3
Homework – Frequency and type of work
- Homework is given once a fortnight or once a month as appropriate
- Homework may include: drawing or creative tasks in the sketchbook, research work using the internet or books, ICT work or completing classwork pieces
- Pupils are given an extension work sheet and can choose additional tasks if they wish
How can you support your child?
- Encouraging them to do anything creative – drawing, painting, 3D work, photography
- Supporting them with homework activities when appropriate
- A sketchbook (or folder) for the work. Available from school for £1 if required
- Basic equipment for lessons and homework, e.g. pencil, eraser, scissors, coloured pencils