Art – Year 7

The theme for the year 7 scheme of work is ‘SELF IDENTITY

Autumn Half-Term

Self Identity – Self

Students develop sketchbook skills and explore a range of approaches to drawing/ painting. Focus: SELF

Students study the portrait work of a variety of artists eg. Opie, Van Gogh, Warhol, Picasso. Students produce Opie style self portraits.

Autumn Half-Term

Self Identity – Self

Continuing with the theme of self, students produce evidence of practical exploration, working in the style of several artists. Further development of painting skills and composition skills with reference to the abstract work of Michael Craig-Martin. Opportunity to visit the National Portrait Gallery.

Spring Half-Term

Self Identity – Community

Students look at their wider community. Research tasks -local history, including the shoe industry and the significance of the designer Mackintosh. Opportunity to visit 78 Derngate and the Shoe Museum. Extended research and presentation tasks.

Spring Half-Term

Self Identity – Community

Students produce drawings and paintings of shoes from primary and secondary sources and develop ideas based on the decorative designs of Mackintosh, including stained glass and textile designs. Students explore pattern and the use of repeat motifs in their work.

Summer Half-Term

Self Identity – Enviroment

Students look at the wider environment focusing on rural and urban landscapes with reference to various artists including L S Lowry and Van Gogh. Students explore poly-block printing, frottage and markmaking techniques using pen and ink; oil pastels graphite; charcoal.

Summer Half-Term

Self Identity – Environment

Students work on more conclusive pieces which embrace the materials and processes explored, and reflect aspects of their character / personality / interests.