Category Archives: Key Stage 3

The Formal Elements Unit

The Formal Elements is the last unit of work for Year 9 students. It acts to reinforce those skills learnt throughout the Key Stage 3 Art course as well as to prepare those students progressing on to the GCSE Art course.  … Continue reading

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Design/3D Unit

This is a cross curricular unit where students create all their design/3d work in Art before taking this into their IT lessons where they learn to create a small animation. The project brief is to create a ‘Sprite’. They produce some figure … Continue reading

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Fabulous Figures

As part of the 3D unit we got Year 9 students to work on the theme of figure. They had to carry out research by looking at various artists that had worked with sculpture before developing their own ideas for … Continue reading

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Print Unit

Following on from the Foundation Skills Unit, Year 7 students look at Botanical forms and learn  about the Printing Process. They work from direct observation to record interesting shapes and forms as well as looking at the work of other … Continue reading

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Painting Unit

In Year 8, students work on a Painting Unit.   The theme changes each year, here are some examples from the Portraiture Project.  Students carry out research looking at themselves and record in a variety of media. They also look at … Continue reading

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Foundation Skills

In Year 7, students complete a ‘Foundation Skills’ Unit. This allows students to explore a range of 2d media for recording. Students investigate mark making and produce detailed observational studies from still life set ups.

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Multicultural Masks

In Year 9, students look at Multicultural Art. They focus on Mask making looking at the purpose of the mask in different cultures. Students look at a variety of masks to help them come up with designs for their own … Continue reading

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Year 8 – Drawing Fish

As part of the 3D ‘Fabulous Fish’ project, Year 8 pupils were asked to carry out direct observations of real fish (sprats!). After recovering from the initial shock of drawing real fish, pupils were able to appreciate the shape, colour … Continue reading

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