Art – Key Stage 3

Year 7

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 1Mix Masters

Students explore colour theory, using simple outline drawings to experiment with primary/secondary/tertiary colour rules as well as how to add shading in colour.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic colour theory.
2. Learn how to mix colours effectively, including blending colours together and making colours stronger/weaker.
3. Draw from observation, using line, tone, shape and space.
Autumn HT 2Gi-raphics

A graphics project, setting a brief to students to create an advert promoting the new Giraffe enclosure at a local zoo.
1. Demonstrate an understanding of typography
2. Develop skills in using composition and presentation
3. Develop understanding of pattern, and how this can be used in Graphics
4. Develop a wide skill base in use of media
Spring HT 1Perfect Portraits

A project exploring the proportions of the face, using the half way rule.
1. Draw from observation, using line, tone, shape and space
2. Understand the proportions of the face using the half way rule
Spring HT 2African Textiles

Introduction to basic textile techniques, using African culture as inspiration.
1. Basic textile techniques including hand stitching, stencilling and use of pattern
2. Draw from observation, using line, tone, shape and space
Summer HT 1Awesome Artists

Literacy project looking at the fundamentals of artist analysis, specialist art language and how to present artist research pages.
1. Develop analytical skills, demonstrating an ability to discuss artist's ideas and meanings.
2. Develop skills in using composition and presentation
3. Develop literacy skills, building up a bank of art specific key words
Summer HT 2Flying Fish

Introduction to ceramics, focusing on slab ceramic techniques, as well as learning about the kiln and firing processes.
1. Develop skills in ceramics including demonstrating an understanding of on-laid/impressed techniques
2. Develop a wide skill base in use of media
3. Demonstrate an understanding of basic colour theory
4. Draw from observation, using line, tone, shape and space