Course Outline

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Term One, Two & Three

This project will introduce the pupils to the formal elements of art, craft & design, through still life and printmaking. These skills are vital for them when they complete units of coursework.

  • To develop skills and knowledge in the formal elements of still life and printmaking, to aid in their own visual responses to briefs.

  • To explore Composition, shape, form, colour, tone, texture, pattern etc, through a range of drawn and painted medium and printmaking techniques (monoprint and lino print).

  • To discover and research artists and movements, to link to and gain knowledge from (to show understanding), including Michael Craig Martin, Matisse, Cubism, Cyril Power etc.

  • To extend literacy and technical speak in Art and design– linking to Keywords, SPag.

  • To understand how to respond visually (showing elements of still life and print), in response to contextual and technical studies.

  • To be able to work with technical printmaking skills safely and successfully.

  • Evaluate and discuss learning.

Pupils can extend their work with a more expressive use of research and development of ideas. Advanced pupils can increase the amount of research produced and link a variety of different sources and development tasks to their final pieces of work. Possible artists to look at: Olivia Parker, Giorgio Morandi, Wayne Thiebaud, Patrick Caulfield.

Photography/Photoshop tasks using still life photos taken. How to transform their photos into Matisse inspire works or Cubist inspired works using Photoshop techniques. This would extend their ICT knowledge and show greater breadth of work.

Pupils can extend their work with a more expressive use of research and technique. Advanced pupils can increase the amount of research produced and link a variety of different sources and development tasks to their visual artworks.