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ART - YEAR 5

How much curriculum time is given to the Subject:

Year 5 enjoy one lesson of Art every week at Edwinstree for a whole year. Each lesson is one hour. No home learning is set for Art in key stage 2, except for one off whole school projects such as the Christmas card design which is a competition as well as a fundraiser for, this year, Cancer in Children and Teenagers in the UK. The Brave Trust kindly collect all the children’s’ designs and have them professionally printed to raise as much as we can for our chosen charity. Art home learning will be occasionally set to support students to develop their literacy skills. The Art literacy drive has accelerated and supported students writing skills in particular. Later in the summer, we study how artists have been inspired by Maths in their Art and paintings. Art Club is after school every Thursday, from 3.15-4.15. It is oversubscribed and is free to join. Pupils work independently on their own projects in different media during Art club.

The Art department is often asked to make large scale Art projects for display around the school, and children are chosen to perhaps work off timetable for these special enrichment projects.

What topics is my child covering this term?

This term year 5 will be going ‘BACK TO BASICS’ Exploring Drawing in graphite and colour pencils including Colour theory.

Our Art Department use ‘MIKE’- MAKING INVESTIGATING KNOWLEDGE EVALUATING ART AND ARTISTS’ WORK. Within this enquiry they will cover the smaller questions of:

  • Can I draw a cube from my imagination?
  • What is a parallel line? What is a horizontal line? What is a vertical line?
  • Which lines need to be parallel? Which lines need to be horizontal? Which lines need to be vertical?
  • Can I list from my imagination everything I could draw using a cube or more than one cube?
  • How can I make my cube look 3D?
  • Can I write a list of things I could draw using a cube or cubes?
  • What shall I draw from my imagination using some of these ideas from my list?
  • Can I use 2b 6b 2H pencils to draw tones of grey and black?
  • Home learning- whole school project- Design Christmas card for Charity- ‘ASK’ group organizes printing and Charity for this year is Cancer in children and teenagers in the UK. Every child will receive a printed Christmas card with their child’s design on the front of the card. Orders are taken from parents and money is raised to be given to Charity.
  • Can I use my tonal skills by shading/ tone a 3D Cylinder. Cone, Cube and Sphere?
  • Why do artists need to be able to draw simple 3D shapes and forms?
  • How can I control my pencil to shade smooth Tone to describe a solid form?
  • How can symmetry help me when I draw?
  • Colour theory colour pencils grids Primary/secondary colours.
  • Can I draw fruit and vegetables using only two primary colours ?
  • When? What? Why? How did Arcimboldo make his paintings?
    Giuseppe Arcimboldo (also spelled Arcimboldi) (1527 – July 11, 1593)

Activities to support the topic:

  • What are the formal elements in Art? Show your answer in whatever appropriate form suits your learning style. (Can I make a drawing using Digital animation?)
  • PRINT a Leonardo Da Vinci DRAWING -When, What, Why, How did he make his drawings?
  • Kaleidescopes- how are they made? Can I make one? How do kaleidoscopes link with colour theory?

Websites to explore:

Books to try:

Museums to visit:

  • National Gallery Trafalgar Square London
  • Tate Modern and Tate Britain
  • Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
  • Victoria and Albert Museum London
  • Courtyard Arts Centre Harlow

Videos:

 

 

ART - YEAR 6

How much curriculum time is given to the Subject:

Year 6 enjoy one lesson of Art every week at Edwinstree for a whole year. Each lesson is one hour. No home learning is set for Art in key stage 2, except for one off whole school projects such as the  Christmas card design which is a competition as well as a fundraiser for, this year, Cancer in Children and Teenagers in the UK. The Brave Trust kindly collect all the children’s’ designs and have them professionally printed to raise as much as we can for our chosen charity.  Art home learning will be occasionally set to support students to develop their literacy skills. The Art literacy drive has accelerated and supported students writing skills in particular. Later in the summer, we study how artists have been inspired by Maths in their Art and paintings. Art Club is after school every Thursday, from 3.15-4.15. It is oversubscribed and is free to join. Pupils work independently on their own projects in different media during Art club.

The Art department is often asked to make large scale Art projects for display around the school, and children are chosen to perhaps work off timetable for these special enrichment projects.

What topics is my child covering this term?

This term year 6 will be going ‘BACK TO BASICS’ Exploring Drawing in graphite and colour pencils including Colour theory. Our Art Department use ‘MIKE’- MAKING INVESTIGATING KNOWLEDGE EVALUATING ART AND ARTISTS’ WORK. Within this enquiry they will cover the smaller questions of;

  • Can I draw a sphere from my imagination?
  • How do I classify mark making to into different textures and effects using line?
  • What is mark making?
  • Which artist uses mark making in his work?
  • Extension- Max Zorn tape art, used a feather quill, cotton buds, and erasers.
  • Extension work Henry Moore contour lines
  • Which marks will I use to draw a Landscape?
  • Can I compare and contrast the styles of Henry Moore and Van Gogh’s mark making?
  • What is a horizon line? What is the foreground?
  • How can I use my writing mat to write about art and artists’ work?
  • How did Van Gogh paint? What kind of marks did he use?
  • What moods or feelings did he create in his work?
  • How do I enlarge a jigsaw image to twice the size?
  • What is ‘Scaling up’? How can Maths help me in art?
  • How well do I work in a group?
  • How can I match colours exactly to the Van Gogh jigsaw painting?
  • Can I reflect on how well I have worked in this project?

Activities to support the topic:

  • Types of painting surfaces. How many different types of painting surfaces are there?
  • Design a page explaining
  • What are bristle brushes, larger (pan) brushes, thin watercolour brushes used for?
  • What is the difference between poster paint, powder paint watercolour paint and acrylic paint.
  • Complete and experiment with some unconventional mark making ideas.
  • Write what you would use each texture for.
  • Bring in a photo of a Shropshire landscape.-or one of your own holiday photos of a landscape.
  • LOVING VINCENT THE FILM OUT 2017

Websites to Explore:

Books to try:

Museums to visit:

  • National Gallery Trafalgar Square London
  • Tate Modern and Tate Britain
  • Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
  • Victoria and Albert Museum London
  • Courtyard Arts Centre Harlow

Videos:

 

 

ART - YEAR 7

How much curriculum time is given to the Subject:

Year 7 enjoy one lesson of Art every week at Edwinstree for a whole year. Each lesson is one hour. Home Learning is set fortnightly for key stage 3. Our Christmas card design  is a competition as well as a fundraiser for, this year, Cancer in Children and Teenagers in the UK. The Brave Trust kindly collect all the children’s’ designs and have them professionally printed to raise as much as we can for our chosen charity.  Art home learning will be occasionally set to support students to develop their literacy skills. At least one piece of extended writing will be set this term. The Art literacy drive has accelerated and supported students writing skills in particular Art Club is after school every Thursday, from 3.15-4.15. It is oversubscribed and is free to join. Pupils work independently on their own projects in different media during Art club. 

The Art department is often asked to make large scale Art projects for display around the school, and children are chosen to perhaps work off timetable for these special enrichment projects.

What topics is my child covering this term?

  • Collage
  • Perspective, one and two point perspective.

Our Art Department use ‘MIKE’- MAKING INVESTIGATING KNOWLEDGE EVALUATING ART AND ARTISTS’ WORK. Within this enquiry they will cover the smaller questions of;

  • Can I draw a cone from my imagination?
  • Can I identify and compare the similarities and differences in style between 2 contemporary collage artists? David Mach and Jeannie Baker.
  • Can I challenge myself to write a descriptive atmospheric story to describe my own collage composition?
  • What materials will I use? Which artist’s style will I use? Fantasy or Realism?
  • What did I need to do next? Which materials and resources do I need to bring in? If not, can I work on another part of the collage using art room materials? Will I have to adapt my idea now time is against me?
  • What are the rules of one point perspective?
  • How can the rules of perspective help me draw?
  • How do I use the skills and knowledge from last lesson to draw a train and landscape?
  • How do I draw a city scape from a bird’s eye view?

Activities to support the topic:

  • Who invented perspective? Who is Brunelleschi? Why is he important today?

Websites to Explore:

Books to try:

  • Y7 PERSPECTIVE- How to See it, How to Draw it: The Perspective Workbook: Unique Exercises with More Than 100 Vanishing Points to Figure Out Paperback – 2 Feb 2016    by Matthew Brehm  (Author)

Museums to Visit:

  • National Gallery Trafalgar Square London
  • Tate Modern and Tate Britain
  • Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
  • Victoria and Albert Museum London
  • Courtyard Arts Centre Harlow

Videos:

 

 

ART - YEAR 8

How much curriculum time is given to the Subject:

Year 8 enjoy one lesson of Art every week at Edwinstree for a whole year. Each lesson is one hour.  Home Learning is set fortnightly for key stage 3. Our Christmas card design  is a competition as well as a fundraiser for, this year, Cancer in Children and Teenagers in the UK. The Brave Trust kindly collect all the children’s’ designs and have them professionally printed to raise as much as we can for our chosen charity. Art home learning will be occasionally set to support students to develop their literacy skills. At least one piece of extended writing will be set this term. The Art literacy drive has accelerated and supported students writing skills in particular.

Art Club is after school every Thursday, from 3.15-4.15. It is oversubscribed and is free to join. Pupils work independently on their own projects in different media during Art club.

The Art department is often asked to make large scale Art projects for display around the school, and children are chosen to perhaps work off timetable for these special enrichment projects.

What topics is my child covering this term?

  • Can I draw a cylinder from memory?
  • How many objects can I turn my cylinder into?
  • Can I draw from my imagination?
  • How do I use a viewfinder to help me to set out my still life composition?
  • HARVEST THEME- THANKFULNESS
  • How can I start the drawing so that I can fit all the objects on the A3 paper?
  • How can I check to make sure that each object is in proportion to the others?
  • How do I use the eye/pencil technique to measure accurate proportions of an object?
  • How do I master the qualities of 2B 2H 6B pencils to create the illusion of 3D objects using TONE?
  • How can I improve my tone?
  • Which artists techniques will I try to use to improve my tonal shading?
  • Create a page on Memento Mori still life paintings who when what why how did these artists make their work?
  • (Giovanna Garzoni,Pieter Claesz, Rachel Ruysch).
  • What is still life? Why do artists make still life? Is there only one way to make a still life?
  • What kind of drawing and tone did Georgio Morandi,use? Which artist’s drawing do I prefer? Why?

Activities to support the topic:

  • 1.Describe each type of paper and what it is made for.
    Newsprint, rag paper, coldpress watercolour paper, hotpress water colour paper, pastel drawing paper- Canson Mi-Teintes
    Compare surface textures. What is acid free paper?
  • 2.Investigate unconventional drawing tools
    Alexander Calder artist used wire to draw. Images?
    What is Backwards forwards sketching? Try out yourself? Images?
    Watch Max Zorn-tape art. Try Max Zorn tape art
    Can you draw with cotton buds and erasers?
    Try drawing with a feather quill pen?
    Which Graphics software have you tried/not tried?

Websites to explore:

Books to try:

  • Y8  STILL LIFE- How to Draw Still Life Paperback – Illustrated, 1 Jan 2013  by Mark Bergin https://www.goodreads.com/series/110096-smart-about-art SMART ABOUT ART (Several books)
  • The ultimate drawing workbook Barrington Barber Peter Gray
  • The Drawing Book: An innovative, practical approach to drawing the world around youPaperback – 1 Jul 2009 by Sarah Simblet

Museums to Visit:

  • National Gallery Trafalgar Square London
  • Tate Modern and Tate Britain
  • Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge
  • Victoria and Albert Museum London
  • Courtyard Arts Centre Harlow

Videos: