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Art

‘Building powerful knowledge to grow confident & creative global citizens.’

At Lincoln Academy we all value the importance of Art and Design. A solid base of knowledge, skills and understanding in Art enable our students to problem solve and appreciate the creativity of others throughout their life. Students take pride in their work and enjoy engaging in creative practice. Students have an overview of the History of Art and can appreciate the many ways in which Art has been used and developed over time. Learners explore and learn from a range Artists from key movements in Art History, that relate to projects they study. Coherent understanding is developed through a focus on the formal elements (Line, Tone, Colour, Form, Pattern, Texture and Composition), which run through the entire curriculum and build in a hierarchical approach. Students are confident practitioners in drawing and using a wide range of media and techniques. 

 

Year 7

Art Foundations - Art History, The Key Elements (Line, tone, pattern and texture), Observational Drawing and Van Gogh.

Colour – Mixing and Blending Colours, Colour Theory, Watercolour Painting, Hundertwasser.

Sweets and Cakes - The Key Elements (Shape and Form), 1 Point Perspective, Composition, Observational Drawing, Clay Sculptures and Wayne Thiebold.

Indian Art – Symbols, Pattern Design, Religion and Art, Mandalas, Symmetry, Indian Culture, Mono Printing.

 

Year 8

Pop Art – Pop Art History, Print Techniques, Observational Drawing (Form), Onomatopoeia, Typography, Decoupage, Packaging and Andy Warhol.

African Art – African Masks, African Sculptures, Cubism, Drawing African Animals, Mark Making and Picasso.

Computer Game Design – Perspective (1 Point and 2 Point), Isometric Drawings, Gifs, Animation, Keith Haring, Chalk Pastel, Superhero’s and Shigeru Miyamoto.

Book Illustration – Facial Expressions, Body Language, Story Boards, Quentin Blake, Jim Field, Typography, Lineal and Ariel Perspective, Watercolour Paint, Pen and Ink, Composition, Visual Communication and Mark Making.

 

Year 9

Natural Forms – The Formal Elements (Tone, Line, Texture, Colour, Form), Observations using a Camera, Using Photoshop,  Observational drawing (pencil and pencil crayon), Painting (acrylic and watercolour), Printing Techniques, Collage, Oil Pastels, Chalk Pastels, Georgia O’Keefe and Giuseppe Arcimboldo. 

Layers and Textures – Observational drawing, Observations using a Camera, Using Photoshop, Pattern Design, Mixed Media Techniques, Clay, Orla Kiely, Yelena James, Jo Sheppard. 

Drawing + Photography Skills – Scale, Ellipses, Symmetry, Proportion, 1 Point Perspective, 2 Point Perspective, Contour Lines, Hatching, Mixed Media Techniques, Depth of Field, Composition, Pete Scully and Jim Dine.

Year 10 Art

Portraiture – Proportions of the face, features of the face (nose, eyes and lips), hair, mixing skin colours using paint, contour lines, chalk and charcoal, Nikos Gyftakis and Luke Dixon.

Mock Exam Project – Sweets and Cakes

Assessment Criteria -

A01 Observations                                                                   

A02 Experiments and Developments

A03 Links to Photographers and Artists        

A04 Final Outcome

Surrealism – Introduction to Surrealism, Salvador Dali, Observational Drawing, Photoshop, Mixed Media, and the work of Teesha Moore.

Year 10 Photography

Introduction to Photography – The History of Photography, Parts of a Camera, The Exposure Triangle (Aperture, ISO, Shutter-Speed), Camera Settings, Resolution, Zoetrope’s, Anthotype’s.

Light and Dark – Hard and Soft Lighting, Artificial and Natural Light, Shadows, Silhouettes, Bokeh Photography, Light Painting (long exposures), Using Photoshop, Mixed Media Techniques, Optical Illusions, Reflections, Lotte Reiniger, Man Ray, Fan Ho and Victoria Villasana.

Mock Exam Coursework Project - Close Up

Assessment Criteria -

A01 Observations                                                                   

A02 Experiments and Developments

A03 Links to Photographers and Artists        

A04 Final Outcome

Surrealism + Cubism – Introduction to Surrealism and the work of Mari Mahr , Double Exposures, Scale Change, Surrealist Techniques on Photoshop. Introduction to Cubism and the work of David Hockney, mixed media cubist effects and Cubist Techniques using Photoshop. 

Year 11 Fine Art and Photography

Coursework Project Topic Titles – (Art = Distortion) (Photography = Fantastic and Strange) 60% Overall Grade

Assessment Criteria -

A01 Observations                                                                   

A02 Experiments and Developments

A03 Links to Photographers, Artists or Crafts People

A04 Final Outcome

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/gcse/art-and-design-8201-8206

Art and Photography – Exam Project (Set Task) Title set by the Exam Board 40% Overall Grade

 

A-Level Art (Fine Art)

Assessment Criteria -

A01 Observations                                                                   

A02 Experiments and Developments

A03 Links to Photographers and Artists        

A04 Final Outcome

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/art-and-design/as-and-a-level/art-and-design

Year 12

Introductory Project – Oceans

A Level Coursework Project – Topic (Student Choice) + Personal Investigation (60% Overall Grade)

Year 13

A Level Coursework Project – Topic (Student Choice) + Personal Investigation (60% Overall Grade)

A Level Exam Project (Set Task) Title set by the Exam Board (40% Overall Grade)