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KS3 Art Course Outline

This is an example of the work/topics that are covered.

AUTUMN TERM SPRING TERM SUMMER TERM
SEEDS and PODS

Sketchbook focus.

Drawing/painting/collage.

 

Angie Lewin                                  Dan Bennett

DRAWING

Exploring drawing.

Imaginativedesigns.

Collaborative group work = animated sequence.

Jon Burgerman Sebastien Feraut

RECYCLE IT!

3D ROBOT sculptural forms from found materials.         Paired work.

 

David Kemp plus various artists/designers who make robots and/or recycled art work.

POSTCARD ART       Postcards from John Ruskin        Responding to the environment.            Exploring drawing from observation and imagination.                      Creation of group work made up from individual postcard drawings and mixed media pieces. IN THE GARDEN

Collage/ drawing/ print

Linked to Community exhibition of work.

Landscape Discovery

Land Art. Artists sheets.

Andy Goldsworthy, Chris Drury, Richard Long

3D Group work in environment. Photo record.

FIGURES                                Human form, artists using the human form:           Gormley, Moore, Slinkachu (human form in miniature!) and many others.             3D > clay, wire and miniature models.
WILD LIFE

 

Sketchbook focus

Drawing/print

Birds                              Mark Hearld                   Paula Swisher

 

MANGA/JAPAN

 

Drawing – graphics.

Zig zag sk bk format.

 

Hokusai,Osamu Tesuka + Japanese art and culture

FAIRY TALE ENDING                                 Imaginative cut outs – layered in boxes or in old books.

Su Blackwell, Rob Ryan, Andrea Deszo

 

PORTRAITS                                   (Link to IT )  Drawing.                                      Julian Opie, Chris Ofilli and various portrait artists. EYES ON BRAZIL

(Link to Geog)

 

Photo, Print, Drawing

JR (French artist – photos in Brazilian flavellas)

THE WRITING’S ON THE WALL                     Exploring letterforms and type. 2D & 3D.                               Ben Eine, Ripo, Jenny Holzer and more. Group installation.

 

 

 

NIGHTMARE VISIONS

Drawing skulls, mixed media 2D experimental studies.

Plus collaborative work making a ‘mobile’ and projected shadows in the style of Christian Boltanski > Les Ombres.

 

Dustin Parker

Damien Hirst.                                                      Day of the Dead (Mexico)

 

 

WEATHERED AND WORN           Cardboard relief construction.                         Textural drawing/mark making             Responding to being inside a piece of art work.                      John Piper. LAYERS

(link to IT)

IDENTITY

Photography/ drawing/IT

Experimental mixed media compositions.                  Symbolism.

Contemporary Illustration.

ICONS –

 

A personal development – encouraging individual development of personal icon. Leading up to GCSE course & independent study. Choice of media > 2D or 3D

 

 

 


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