Art at Key Stage 3
At Tamworth Enterprise College we aim to build up skills gradually throughout KS3. We begin year 7 with a basic skill project which covers each of the visual elements. This allows pupils to gain an understanding when using a range of materials and techniques allowing pupils a good basis to move forward in art with confidence. In the Art Department we use a wide range of materials and each year pupils have the opportunity to experience working in both 2 and 3 dimensions through a variety of media including; card, wire, paint and print.
Pupils are provided, by the Art Department, with a sketchbook at the beginning of year 7 which carries them through to the end of year 8. This enables pupils to monitor their progress and retain AFL to use as a means to progress. During Year 9 pupils continue to develop their Art skills through Expressive Arts where pupils work on paper and with any materials required to fulfil and succeed the course criteria. This work is then presented in a portfolio style format to prepare students with skills ready for GSCE should it be an option they which to pursuit.
The Art Department sets regular homework tasks which intend to encourage independent skill development. Research tasks are often set and it would therefore be useful if your child had access to internet facilities at home. However there are accessible computer in the art department before and after school, break or at lunch times with black and white printing facilities
Natural Forms: During this project students have the opportunity to develop their drawing and mixed media skills through exploring the topic of textures. In particular focusing on the tone, patterns and shapes found in the layers of onions. Students will look at the work of artist: Hundertwasser to influence their own ideas and create a personal piece of work as a response to their research.
Sweet Treats: During this project students have the opportunity to develop their painting and drawing skills through exploring the topic of food. In particular focusing on the colours and shapes found in sweets and cakes. Students will look at the work of artist: Debbie Miller to influence their own ideas and create a final painting on canvas as a response to their research.
Project overview: During this project our students have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and experience using a variety of wet and dry media to explore the theme of Insects. Students will be studying the work of a range of contemporary artists to help influence final design ideas. Where they will work independently at first but then in pairs to produce a final design. After they will then continue to work in pairs to produce a 3D constructed model of an insect influenced by the working methods of documented artists.
Project overview: During this project our students will have the opportunity to further develop their observational skills through primary and secondary observation, based around the idea of shoes. They will have the opportunity to work in the media of your choose making independent decisions and produce a final outcome influenced by one of the suggested artists relevant to the theme of work. This project is aimed to be an extension of your personality and gives you freedom to explore different designs & mediums for your final outcome.