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Art – Year 9

 

Course Content:

 

v     The Art and Design course introduces students to basic drawing, painting and printmaking skills.

 

The unit of work covered in the autumn term is as follows:

 

v     Observational drawing – Students will build on the observational skills learnt in year 8. Students will explore a range of different drawing techniques and study the basic elements e.g. Line, colour tone, shape, form, texture and pattern.

 

v      They will learn how to use these within observational drawing and to experiment with a range of materials.

 

Learning Activities and Teaching Approaches

 

Students will have the opportunity to:

 

v     Learn basic drawing and painting skills.

v     Learn how to use equipment appropriately and safely.

v     Record observations.

v     Research and resource ideas.

v     Be introduced to subject-based vocabulary.

v     Learn about \Art from a range of periods and cultures.

 

Homework:

 

This will be set weekly and will be based on the following activities:

 

v     Observational work.

v     Research work – collecting pictures/making sketches/using the library to explore the work of artists related to class projects.

v     Evaluating both class and homework.

 

Assessment:

 

v     Students will be encouraged to engage in individual, small group and whole glass discussions about the progress of their work.

v     Students will evaluate and self assess their classwork.

v     Staff will mark work and discuss their progress both individually and as a whole class.

 

 

 

A student will be assessed on:

 

v     Their ability to handle a range of media.

v     Their ability to observe and record information.

v     Their research skills.

v     Their understanding of tasks as well as the work of artists, craftsperson’s and designers.

v     Their ability to discuss and evaluate their work.

v     Their effort.

v     Their organisational skills.

v     Their ability to work both individually and with other students.

 

Extra Curricular Activities:

 

Students will have the opportunity to work on there art work at Art Club on Tuesday and Thursday after school.