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Art

So much of life requires creativity. Art lessons involve learning of a wide range of different skills including developing drawing and designing skills, learning new techniques using a broad range of materials, creative thinking, analysing and problem solving as well as the very important skill of perseverance. Art develops observation skills to really notice what is all round you in the environment. It also encourages pupils to think for themselves as there is more than one way of thinking about Artwork.
 
At Moulton School, Art Teachers have created projects that build on pupil’s skills and knowledge throughout the Key stages. Pupils will gain experience of drawing, painting, photography, sculptures, ceramics, mixed media as well as digital art using photo-shop.
 
Our three highly experienced specialist Art teachers benefit from the facilities of a dedicated arts block that has been refurbished. Alongside two teaching rooms, the arts building provides the teachers with a dark room, a kiln room and a dedicated sixth form room.

Key Stage 3

At Ks3 all pupils have 2 hours of Art during the two week timetable. Pupils produce the majority of their work in an A5 sketchbook, which they need to purchase from their Art Teacher for £1 in September.  They study a project a term and are assessed on different skills within this project at half term and at the end of the term.

 

In Year 7 they study;

  • Project 1 - All about me: Pupils are introduced to techniques for drawing accurate portraits. They gain an understanding of the work of various artists through discussion, written analysis and exploring their use of colour and painting style.

  • Project 2 - Still life: Pupils will learn basic drawing skills observing man-made and natural objects from direct observation. They will learn about line, shape, colour, tone, texture, form and space. Pupils are also encouraged to talk and write about the work of Artists and start to use Art specific vocabulary.

  • Project 3 - Landscapes: The landscape project broadens pupil’s skills using a wide range of techniques including sgraffito, wax resist and relief printing. They also learn about composition and perspective in their own drawings and photography. Various artists are the inspiration in the outcomes for this project.

 

In Year 8 they study;

  • Project 1 - Animals: Pupils will learn the skills of drawing animals using symmetry and mark making. Through a variety of mediums the pupils will learn about proportion, texture, pattern and tone. The pupils will explore the work of various artists and how they use different media to create their work. 

  • Project 2 - Fantastic and Strange: Through Mythical creatures the pupils will practice and embed the drawing skills they learnt in the last project. They will learn to use pattern and mark making to show texture. The students will learn about the art movement surrealism and how artists during that period worked.

  • Project 3: TBC

GCSE

At GCSE students follow the AQA course. Pupils who have chosen Art as a GCSE option, have 5 lessons in the two week timetable, usually taught by one teacher. There are 2 major projects during each year. Pupils produce the majority of their work in an A4 sketchbook and later in a spiral bound A4 sketchbook, which they need to purchase £3.50 in September.

 

In year 9 the aim is to provide pupils with the experience of developing skills and confidence using a wide range of materials and techniques.

  • Project 1 - Insects: Year 9 takes inspiration from insects such as bees and moths. Pupils develop their drawing skills focussing on shape, detail and tone using a range of materials. New techniques are introduced to this project including wire sculptures and polystyrene printing.

  • Project 2 - Food: The pupils will learn about the use of colour to enhance their drawings. They will learn how to use the contrast of light and dark to create a 3D effect. The Pop Art movement will be explored during this project. A variety of media will be used in the project including 3d Clay work. 

     

In Year 10 and 11 pupils complete 2 major projects that will be submitted at the end of Year 11 as coursework..

  • Project 1: The first project in Year 10 is still life and Cubism. A variety of objects and compositions are explored providing pupils with plenty of opportunities for developing drawing skills further.  A broad range of techniques are taught including relief printing, collage, clay, mix-media.

  • Project 2: The second project focuses on landscapes and portraits. Pupils study a group of various artists. Techniques and skills explored in this project include observation drawing, photography, photo-shop, clay, printing, card relief, and acrylic painting. There is a mock exam where pupils produce a 5 hour piece of work selected by the Teacher.

Extra Curricular

Students have the opportunity to attend trips to galleries during GCSEs and A Levels.

We also have visiting artists.