The Knights Templar School

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How to Improve Year 7 Art

Statements for improvements as seen on reports 

  • 1 Explore and investigate different ways of recording what you see and experience through drawing, painting, writing, annotation, photography and other media;
  • 2 Explore and investigate images and ideas creatively to produce more original images;
  • 3 Work with different materials to create a variety of effects;
  • 4 Develop your skills with chosen materials and techniques, and reflect on the differences and similarities between them;
  • 5 Practise and develop your skills in detailed and broad (bold) techniques, and reflect on how you could improve;
  • 6 Understand how artists have used similar skills in their artwork, and know how to use those skills in your own artwork;
  • 7 Look at and think about the work of other artists and how you could apply their skills to your own artwork;
  • 8 Review your own artwork, and think about how well you have adopted new ideas and skills;
  • 9 Look closely at a range of artists’ work, and understand what it is about, why it was made in that style; how it was made, what influenced the artist and the effect it has on the viewer.
  • 10 Make connections to other artists who worked in similar or related ways.

 

Aims 

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

 

Aims:

  1. produce creative work, exploring your ideas and recording your experiences
  2. become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
  3. evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
  4. know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of your art forms.

 

In order to achieve these aims, pupils will be taught to develop their creativity and ideas, and increase proficiency in their execution. They should develop a critical understanding of artists, architects and designers, expressing reasoned judgements that can inform their own work.

 

Pupils will be taught:

A.  To use a range of techniques to record observations in sketchbooks, journals and other media as a basis for exploring your ideas (Aims 1&2). This involves image and mark making techniques, attention to detail, OBSERVATION, expression and interpretaion.

To improve:

1.  Explore and investigate different ways of recording what you see and experience through drawing, painting, writing, annotation, photography and other media;

2.  Explore and investigate images and ideas creatively to produce more original images;

 

B.  To use a range of techniques and media, including painting (Aims 1, 2 & 3). This involves image and mark making techniques, attention to detail, observation, reflection and evaluation.

To improve:

3.  Work with different materials to create a variety of effects;

4.  Develop your skills with chosen materials and techniques, and reflect on the differences between them;

 

C.  To increase proficiency in the handling of different materials (Aims 2, 3 and 4). This involves image and mark making techniques, attention to detail, reflection and evaluation and an understanding of how artists work.

To improve:

5.  Practise and develop your skills in detailed and broad techniques, and reflect on how you could improve;

6.  Understand how artists have used similar skills in their artwork, and know how to use those skills in your own artwork;

 

D.  To analyse and evaluate your own work, and that of others, in order to strengthen the visual impact or applications of your work (Aims 2 and 3). This involves image and mark making techniques, attention to detail, reflection and evaluation and an understanding of how artists work.

To improve:

7.  Look at and think about the work of other artists and how you could apply their skills to your own artwork;

8.  Review your own artwork, and think about how well you have adopted new ideas and skills;

 
E.  About the history of art, craft, design and architecture, including periods, styles and major movements from ancient times up to the present day (Aim 4). This involves an understanding of how artists work, the style in which they worked and what they were trying to achieve.

To improve:

9.  Look closely at a range of artists’ work, and understand what it is about, why it was made in that style; how it was made, what influenced the artist and the effect it has on the viewer..

10.  Make connections to other artists who worked in similar or related ways.