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Art and Design

Art and Design

‘Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.’ – Mary Lou Cook

 Introduction

“As a pupil of both GCSE Graphic Products and GCSE Art & Design, it is fair to say that I thrive on the creative nature of the subjects. I feel proud that the outcomes I produce are from concepts that I have developed; I can think for myself and express myself through whatever I create. I relish the opportunity to explore and experiment with a wide range of media and processes – making informed decisions about what to take forward. I like the fact that my mistakes actually help me produce better outcomes; something that doesn’t turn out quite right actually gets me marks and allows me to refine my work further. I really enjoy working within the Business and Technologies faculty and have become more confident in making my own choices and expressing myself in visual ways as well as verbally. I love that I can produce tactile outcomes that people can admire and appreciate.” –  Myah Gillett

KS3 Art and Design

What will I study?

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. The Key Stage 3 Art and Design curriculum at Shuttleworth College aims to engage, inspire and challenge; equipping you with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create your own works of art, craft and design with confidence and increasing independence.

You will be taught how to:

  • use a range of techniques to record observations in a sketchbooks, journal and other media as a basis for exploring ideas
  • use a range of two and three dimensional techniques and media including printmaking and ceramics.
  • analyse and evaluate your own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact and refine application
  • draw knowledge and inspiration from a range of art, craft and design genres, including periods, styles and major movements from different eras and cultures.

In Year 7, you will complete three learning programmes: ‘Elements of Art’, ‘An Abstract State of Mind’ and ‘Cultural Pattern’. In Year 8 you will complete two learning programmes: ‘Identity’ and ‘Weird and Strange’.

 How will I be assessed?

Your research, design work and personal response will be formally assessed at the end of each learning programme in relation to Art & Design banded criteria. Ongoing assessment will take the form of ‘Personal Progress Plans’. Completed by staff at regular intervals, these will reflect your attainment in relation to fundamental skills in terms of ‘foundation’, ‘developing’, ‘secure’ and ‘mastered’. Personal Progress Plans will allow staff to set meaningful and relevant lesson, homework and extension tasks for you on reflection of areas requiring further development.

How can I stretch my learning?

Students that are successful within Art and Design always demonstrate commitment to the subject, particularly in terms of developing skills outside of lessons. Spend adequate time on the independent learning tasks you are set and try to sketch, draw and design whenever you can. You could even keep a visual diary – a sketchbook of collaged items, doodles and drawings that relate to your life, the things you do and the way you feel.

Try to visit art galleries, museums and local art exhibitions to widen your experience of artistic styles, themes and formats. Many galleries, museums, colleges and even craft shops offer workshops that you may like to get involved in. You could also independently research ideas that could further inform your class work and help develop individuality in your personal responses. The internet and ‘Pinterest’ in particular is excellent for this purpose.

The ability to analyse artwork and annotate your own work in written form is now an assessed element of the Key Stage 4 curriculum. Read about artists and their work as much as you can in your spare time to help you develop a wide and varied vocabulary. You could even use a thesaurus to help improve the level of vocabulary and quality of content in the literacy based tasks that you are set.

Useful links

KS3 Art & Design @ BBC Bitesize: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z6f3cdm

Explore art lessons on Pinterest:   https://uk.pinterest.com/explore/art-lessons/

Art – GCSE Art & Design (legacy specification: examination 2017)

Art – GCSE Art, Craft and Design (for examination 2018 and beyond)

What will I study?

This GCSE course allows you the opportunity to develop artwork across a broad range of artistic disciplines, which may include fine art, graphic communication, textile design and three-dimensional design.

In Year 9 the focus lies upon the development of your skills in order to ensure a high standard of control over a variety of artistic media. You will learn how to develop initial ideas through investigations and contextual studies and will acquire a sound understanding of the processes that must be followed in order to ensure fluid development of ideas from concept to a final personal response.

The new specification (for examination in 2018) prioritises drawing and written annotation as part of its content, and these elements must be mastered by you in order to secure the highest grade bands.

From the beginning of Year 10 the focus lies on the production of work that will be submitted as part of the ‘Portfolio of Work’- 60% of the final grade. You are expected to work with independence as you develop creative and original responses to broad project themes ensuring that all assessment criteria are met to the highest standard possible.

How will I be assessed?

Component 1: Portfolio of work worth 60% of final grade

You must submit, as a minimum, one sustained project PLUS a selection of further work. You must carefully select the work for submission from that completed in Year 10 and early Year 11, ensuring evidence of all assessment objectives.

Drawing and annotation must be evident in all portfolios for examination in 2018 and beyond.

Component 2: Non-exam assessment (externally set assignment) worth 40% of final grade

In January of Year 11, students will select an area of study from a range of starting points and begin work on a final sustained project. Following a period of preparatory time (approx. 10 weeks), they will be required to create a final unaided outcome during a 10 hour period of supervised time under exam conditions.

How can I stretch my learning?

Students that achieve the highest grades at GCSE levels demonstrate continued dedication to the subject, develop unique and substantiated ideas and produce an extensive body of high quality work. It is vital that you allocate time each week to progress your studies in your own time. Continue with tasks begun in class and conduct further research to help you develop ideas. ‘Pinterest’ is an excellent website that you can access for inspiration in terms of sketchbook layout, techniques and outcomes. You could sign up to the ‘studentartguide’ on Facebook too!

Try to visit art galleries, museums, local art exhibitions and university degree shows to widen your experience of artistic styles, themes and formats. Many galleries, museums, colleges and even craft shops offer workshops that you may like to get involved in.

The ability to analyse artwork and annotate your own work in written form is an assessed element of the Key Stage 4 curriculum for students whowill be submitting work in 2018. Read about artists and their work as much as you can in your spare time to help you develop a wide and varied vocabulary. You could even use a thesaurus to help improve the level of vocabulary and quality of content in the literacy based tasks that you are set.

Useful links

https://uk.pinterest.com

http://www.studentartguide.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/art/practicalities/annotatingevalyourwork1.shtml

http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/category/art-design/

A* GCSE Sketchbooks:                

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q_NU6qRI6A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61DZqjNP_AM

A* A-Level Sketchbooks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ5kojvyv8s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKkmIl_ydxE

 

Degree Shows:

http://www.art.mmu.ac.uk/

http://www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea/

http://www.free-range.org.uk/

http://www.rca.ac.uk/

 Art – GCSE Art & Design: Textile Design (for first examination in 2018)

What will I study?

This GCSE course allows you to explore textile processes and design and create decorative outcomes that might have a functional or non-functional purpose. You will develop knowledge, understanding and skills associated with practical techniques, and use critical and contextual studies to inform and inspire your ideas. Through a creative programme of study you will gain experience of areas such as printed and dyed textiles, constructed textiles, stitched and embellished textiles, surface pattern, fashion design and illustration, costume design and installed textiles.

In Year 9 the focus lies upon the development of your skills in order to ensure a high standard of control over a range of textile processes. You will learn how to develop initial ideas through investigations and contextual studies and will acquire a sound understanding of the processes that must be followed in order to ensure fluid development of ideas from concept to a final personal response.

The new specification (for examination in 2018) prioritises drawing and written annotation as part of its content, and these elements must be mastered by you in order to secure the highest grade bands.

From the beginning of Year 10 the focus lies on the production of work that will be submitted as part of the ‘Portfolio of Work’- 60% of the final grade. You are expected to work with independence as you develop creative and original responses to broad project themes ensuring that all assessment criteria are met to the highest standard possible.

How will I be assessed?

Component 1: Portfolio of work worth 60% of final grade

You must submit, as a minimum, one sustained project PLUS a selection of further work. You must carefully select the work for submission from that completed in Year 10 and early Year 11, ensuring evidence of all assessment objectives.

Drawing and annotation must be evident in all portfolios for examination in 2018 and beyond.

Component 2: Non-exam assessment (externally set assignment) worth 40% of final grade

In January of Year 11, students will select an area of study from a range of starting points and begin work on a final sustained project. Following a period of preparatory time (approx. 10 weeks), they will be required to create a final unaided outcome during a 10 hour period of supervised time under exam conditions.

How can I stretch my learning?

Students that achieve the highest grades at GCSE levels demonstrate continued dedication to the subject, develop unique and substantiated ideas and produce an extensive body of high quality work. It is vital that you allocate time each week to progress your studies in your own time. Continue with tasks begun in class and conduct further research to help you develop ideas. ‘Pinterest’ is an excellent website that you can access for inspiration in terms of sketchbook layout, techniques and outcomes. You could sign up to the ‘studentartguide’ on Facebook too!

An excellent tip for textiles is to collect things. Start making up a box of images from magazines, scraps of materials (especially things like lace) and embellishments. Keep bits of old jewellery that you could take apart, old clothes made from patterned fabrics, denim and so on. Even things like the netting bags you get oranges in can come in useful!

Try to visit art galleries, museums and local art exhibitions to widen your experience of artistic styles, themes and formats. Many galleries, museums, colleges and even craft shops offer workshops that you may like to get involved in.

The ability to analyse artwork and annotate your own work in written form is an assessed element of the Key Stage 4 curriculum for students who will be submitting work in 2018. Read about artists and their work as much as you can in your spare time to help you develop a wide and varied vocabulary. You could even use a thesaurus to help improve the level of vocabulary and quality of content in the literacy based tasks that you are set.

Useful links

All things textiles: 

https://uk.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=textiles&rs=typed&0=textiles%7Ctyped&remove_refine=textile%7Ctyped

http://www.graduatefashionweek.com/home

http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/category/fashion/

Textile Design sketchbooks: https://uk.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=textile%20design%20sketchbooks&rs=typed&0=textile%7Ctyped&1=design%7Ctyped&2=sketchbooks%7Ctyped

http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/fashion-design-sketchbooks

Key contact name, role & email

Ms C Walsh

Curriculum Leader – Business & Technologies

cwalsh@shuttleworth.lancs.sch.uk

01282 682300