Art and Design

YEAR 6 

ART

Investigating and Making:

  • Pencil skills
  • Imaginative and observational drawing including 3D perspective
  • Colour mixing and painting
  • Lettering and print making
  • Collage and model making
  • Computer skills / research
  • Drawing homeworks

Knowledge and Understanding:

Pupils are taught the relevant skills, safety procedures and evaluation techniques to develop knowledge and understanding, which will allow them to work both individually and in groups.  The study of the work of artists, craftsmen and designers plays an important part in influencing their own work.

 

DESIGN

Food Technology:  Pupils make a range of dishes based around the theme of Picnics.  Following various set recipes, the pupils also adapt and make challenging products.  Healthy Eating and Food Safety theory is taught throughout.

Resistant Materials:  An introduction to Health and Safety in the workshop.  Simple marking out and cutting procedures for a range of materials.  Finishing techniques.  Basic hand tools and machine skills.  Design drawing techniques.   Design and make a ‘Desk Tidy’ from pine wood.

Graphics:  Pupils are introduced to the notion of designing for a client.  Pupils design and make a range of Greetings Cards.  Pupils are taught various drawing techniques and how to design pop up cards.

Fish:  An introduction to CADCAM leading onto “Pewter Casting”.  All pupils are taught various drawing techniques which leads them into designing Fish.  Health and Safety is taught throughout.

Knowledge and Understanding:

Pupils are taught the relevant skills, safety procedures and evaluation techniques to develop knowledge and understanding, which will allow them to work both individually and in groups.  Investigation work, skills training, designing and making form an important part of assessed.

 

YEAR 7

 

Food – Pupils design and make a range of products based around “The Bakery”.  Following set recipes and adapted recipes.  Healthy eating and food safety theory is taught throughout.

Resistant Materials – Introduction to 3D materials and machining techniques.  Pupils design and manufacture a dragon grabber developing theory of motions, linkages and levers and the design process.

Graphics – Development of graphical presentation techniques to design and manufacture bridges and a 3D bedroom.  Developing theory of forces, structures, spatial awareness and the design process.

Textiles – Machine skills investigating woven and knitted fabrics and reverse appliqué.  ICT design skills using various drawing packages.

Art – Pupils cover aerial art patterns, critical studies of other artists, basic colour theory, applying their understanding of these in a variety of 2D art making methods.

Product DesignIntroduction to CADCAM which incorporates 2D Design software and the manufacture of a clock using laser cutting technology.

YEAR 8

 

Food – Pupils make a range of dishes based around Comfort Food. Following six set recipes the pupils then design and make a three course meal. Healthy Eating and Food Safety theory is taught throughout.

Resistant MaterialPupils design and make a pine or oak trinket box for small precious item.  Material theory and practical skills are taught throughout.

Electronics – Pupils are introduced to electronic components and PCBs to create an amplifier circuit.  CADCAM and theory is taught throughout.

Graphics – Pupils are introduced to isometric drawing techniques and one and two point perspective.  Colour theory and graphical techniques are taught throughout.

Textiles – Pupils design and make character doorstops.  Drawing and presentation skills, pattern making, increased sewing and machine skills are taught throughout.

Art – Pupils develop a variety of drawing and painting techniques to study sea life.  Final large scale paintings demonstrate an exploration of chosen painting methods.

 

YEAR 9

 

Food – pupils make a range of dishes based around Celebrity Chefs.  Following six set recipes the pupils then design, adapt and make a further 5 recipes.  Healthy Eating and Food Safety theory is taught throughout.

Resistant Materials – pupils design a pair of book ends for a chosen user.  They will study mass production technique.  Product development and use of components.  Economical use of materials, ergonomics and disassembly, Material theory and Practical skills are taught throughout.

Graphic Design –a study of modern iconic architecture leading to the design and manufacture of a ceramic money box inspired by their chosen building.

Textiles – bag project.  Research pattern making.  Pupils design and make a bag.  This will include attaching a pocket and various ways of closing and carrying the bag.

Art – inspired by art from different genres of varying styles seen throughout art history, pupils aim to produce a large scale self-portrait.  Areas covered involve the structure of a portrait, expression of a portrait, colour and tonal pattern.

Pupils will be taught the relevant skills, safety procedures and evaluation techniques to develop knowledge and understanding, which will allow them to work both individually and in groups.  Investigation work, skills training, designing and making form an important part of the assessed work.

 

In addition to all the set projects we have many opportunities to work on “live design briefs” from various local and national companies.  These allow the pupils to develop their design and making skills in a real world scenario.  All these additional projects are to enrich the pupils understanding of working to real briefs.