Department Staff:
 
Subject Leader: 
Mr Geraint Edwards
 
YEAR 7
 
 Term 1: Line and color
 Term 2: Perspective
 Term 3: Graphics
 
KEY ASSESSMENTS
 
 Term 1: Investigation of abstraction. How to paint while experimenting with a wide range of media.
 Term 2: Drawing from life. Research Gren and Kevin Sinnott.
opportunity to study Welsh Artists and look carefully at the local area.
 Term 3: Learn about the influence / impact posters.
Studying artists such as Milton Glaser and Cowboys.

YEAR 8
 
 Term 1: The figure
 Term 2: Animation
 Term 3: Mosaic  

KEY ASSESSMENTS
 
 Term 1: Research that is based on analytical drawing.
 Term 2: Drawing, 3D photography.
 Term 3: Problem solving.

YEAR 9
 
 Term 1: Ethnic Art / recycling
 Term 2: Books
 Term 3: The Wicked unit
 
KEY ASSESSMENTS
 
 Term 1: Understanding different cultures of creativity in making creative use of a wide range of media.
 Term 2: Cross-curricular theme that allows the pupil to experiment with a range of styles to express ideas and opinions.
 Term 3: Creativity / Problem Solving
SKILLS

Investigation: Gathering information from a wide range of sources.
Understanding: Use information collected to produce a piece of original work.
Doing: Creating work with care and dedication that reflects the person's best skills. Let the new information you are collecting determine your final result. Do not assume what the outcome will be.

AIMING HIGHER

Respond creatively. Do not be afraid to change your mind and show how you got your result.
Investigate a wide range of sources - your environment, books, Web, exhibitions etc.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT YOUR CHILD IN ART

Support your child to ask questions and remember that imagination is the best is resource.
Help your child to research - gathering information, collecting materials (pieces of paper, plastic, textile) that suitsthe theme, collecting images (from books, from the Web, from magazines), sketch from life, recording something when photographing, collecting information on the subject
Support your child to use the Web carefully - don't use 'Google images'! Use normal  'google'  and select only the relevant information .
Encourage your child to express opinions about other people's art and record it in their sketchbook


USEFUL WEBSITES
 
www.bbc.co.uk / learningzone
www.lightboxresource.co.uk/