Thorp Academy

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Art

Faculty vision statement and ethos

The Art Department at Thorp Academy aims to enrich the quality of students experiences, providing rewarding activities that inspire, inform, stimulate and challenge. All students will be able to undertake study in the key elements of the Art curriculum; drawing and painting, printing, mixed media, textiles, sculpture and photography.

We are an established department where every pupil is valued and is provided with every opportunity to flourish creatively in a safe and enjoyable learning environment that enables them to make a positive contribution to their own artistic development. Involvement in art helps to foster a positive attitude among students by developing a wide range of qualities such as cooperation, enthusiasm, passion, inspiration, tenacity, ambition and hard work.

Expectations and the journey to success

Throughout Key Stage 3 students will develop their technical skills and understanding of the processes required to produce high quality artwork. This is expertly supported by all staff through rigorous assessment, monitoring and feedback of each students work. As students enter Key Stage 4, they become GCSE ready and are encouraged to explore their own personal creativity through clear individualised programs of 1:1 support. The most motivated and engaged students are then able to continue their art studies into Key Stage 5 where they will begin their A Level studies. The increased independence that is required to undertake this course is once again clearly led by the expertise of the staff who will aim to ensure each student maximises their full potential.

Art at Thorp Academy consistently provides outcomes for students that meet or exceed their expected levels of attainment set on entry to the school. This is achieved by providing a well balanced curriculum, developed to meet the needs of all children studying the subject. By planning backwards from Year 13 the staff within the department have a sound understanding of how all students will reach their expected outcomes and beyond.

Teachers in the faculty

Sam Statt- [email protected]

Angela Robinson - [email protected]

Eve Rutherford - [email protected]

Zoe McAloon - [email protected]




What is taught in Art and Design ?


Half Term 1

Half Term 2

Half Term 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

Year 7

Graffiti

Letter Styles

Graffiti

Painting and Colour Mixing

Graffiti

Personal Response

Quentin Blake

Artist Analysis

Sweets Observational Drawing

Sweets

Lino Printing

Year 8

Damien Hirst

Artist Analysis

Damien Hirst

Butterfly Tessellation

Damien Hirst Group Work

Portrait

Proportions

Self Portrait

Shading

Self Portrait

Mechanical Head


Year 9

Bacteria

Drawing and Painting

Bacteria

Artist Analysis

Bacteria

Ideas and Development

Bacteria

Personal Response

Skulls

Drawing from Observation

Skulls Artist Analysis

Year 10

Skulls

Ideas and Development

Skulls

Ideas and Development

Skulls

Ideas and Development

Skulls

Personal Response

Skulls

Personal Response

Text

Artist Analysis

Year 11

Text Development

Text

Final Response

Externally Set Assignment Unit 2

Externally Set Assignment Unit 2

Completion of Portfolio


Year 12

Fine Art

Drawing from Observation

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Externally Set Assignment Unit 2

Externally Set Assignment Unit 2


Year 12

Photography

Surface Texture

Portraits

Portraits

Externally Set Assignment Unit 2

Externally Set Assignment Unit 2


Year 13

Fine Art

Personal Investigation

Personal Investigation

Personal Investigation

Externally Set Assignment Unit 2

Externally Set Assignment Unit 2


Year 13

Photography

Personal Investigation

Personal Investigation

Personal Investigation

Externally Set Assignment Unit 2

Externally Set Assignment Unit 2




Homework

In Key Stage 3 students will be set a half termly homework project which is linked to the themes and skills covered in lessons. Students will be offered the opportunity to attend an after school homework club to support the production of their project.

In Key Stage 4 students are expected to attend 3 after school sessions each half term working with their Art teacher to improve and develop their Unit 1 Portfolio.



Useful websites and support material

To support their studies we would encourage students to attend exhibitions and galleries and to immerse themselves in the art world.

www.pinterest.co.uk

www.balticmill.com

www.saatchigallery.com

www.tate.org.uk