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Key Stage 3 Art & Design

Key Stage 3


Students have three lessons a fortnight in Y7 & 8.  They explore the visual elements which are line, tone, colour, form, shape, pattern, texture and composition in various ways from a range of starting points and through a range of media and processes. During this time they are introduced to the concept of a creative journey and are gradually given the opportunity to develop and express their own ideas and to build their confidence. As an integral part of the course students are introduced to a range of past and present practitioners within a broad field.

Year 7
Term 1: Line, exploring natural forms. Tone, exploring geometric forms and depth.
Term 2: Colour, including a gallery trip to the Tate Modern and Tate Britain.
Term 3: Development of colour through still life. Exhibition review.  Re-object project.

Year 8
Term 1: Multi cultural shape, pattern and colour. Composition-lino prints. Mixed media piece, including skills workshops.
Terms 2 & 3: ‘My Life Spaces’ –illustration/animation/film. Skills workshops and visit to Spalding public art trail. Exhibition review. Re-object project.

Year 9
Term 1: ‘Transform’- Skills workshops. Arts day.
Term 2: ‘Walking in my mind’- GCSE style project.
Term 3: Exhibition review. Group project.