Art in years 7 – 9
‘Art is a unique way of understanding and responding to the world’
Art is a way of expressing and communicating experiences, feelings and ideas in a visual form using a variety of 2D and 3D materials. It is concerned with the development of visual perception and visual literacy to enable understanding and appreciation of Art from a variety of cultures, styles and periods through time.
The foundations for success….
In years 7, students learn the basic foundations to become creative and imaginative artists. They discover the power of colour, line, shape, form, tone and texture through exploring the Art formal elements, and a Jon Burgerman inspired Cap project.
The year 8 curriculum builds on the formal elements. Students will work on themes over the year including a Dragon project with both 2D and 3D outcomes. The second project is a portraiture unit exploring the work of Luke Dixon.
In year 9 students develop their creativity and imagination. Topics include ‘Image and Text’ and Dia de los Muertos Day of the Dead.