Art KS3 Year 9
A: Life Events
Pupils begin with responding to how colour and tone can be used to convey feeling and emotion. Artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Edward Munch are highlighted and explored. As a result pupils begin to experiment with mixed media to represent theirs and others feeling s during key events in individual and global life. There are also opportunities for pupils to produce 3D pieces as a final composition.
Water has been shown, used and exposed throughout art. Pupils experiment with describing and representing water in unique and fun ways. This ranges from bubble prints, Hokusai inspired waterfalls, and ink blowing. This topic helps to refine the fine art skills that pupils utilise further into their art careers at Alt Bridge.
A : Change your style (Art Deco/ Art Nouveau)
Keep calm and doodle!
This topic begins with an understanding of what doodling is and researching which recent artists incorporate it into their styles. Artists such as Jon Burgerman are used as starting points to inspire and promote experimentation. Different textured surfaces are explored using a variety of media. Pupils experiment and refine their doodles to realise a final piece either on textile or 3D objects.
In this topic pupils learn about surrealism and what popular surrealism is. I Pads are used to edit and manipulate images to show ideas and concepts. Drawing is also fundamental throughout this unit and pupils learn how to draw a surreal human hand as well as representing metaphor in image.
Exploration of artists like Dali and Miro allow pupils to take inspirational starting points and develop their ideas to realise a final outcome.
A: Public Spaces:
Pupils begin with investigating what public art is and what public art is in the area. Visiting Liverpool City Centre is a must during this investigation. This topic addresses the issue of graffiti as art or vandalism. Artists like Banksy and Blek Le Rat are researched and pupils experiment with graffiti text and imagery.
Opportunity to produce pieces for display around the school grounds are provided as well as workshops both on and off site. There will be occasions where pupils will work with local communities to produce pieces for public display.
Pupils begin by creating a title page using images from Kandinsky drawing attention to shape, mark and value. Pupils are encouraged to then use layered colour drawings using abstract symbols. This investigation teaches pupils to use music to inspire their abstract pieces.
Pupils then move to select and refine their images using a variety of media to create a relief. Pupils utilise I Pads and other forms of ICT to create research pages on the artists and produce digital versions of their work.