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Art at Michaela

Year 7 Art Curriculum at Michaela 

UNIT 1:  CORE SKILLS AND COLOUR THEORY

  • Concepts: Form, tone, texture, colour theory
  • Methods and techniques: Grid, co-ordinates, view finder, mark-making
  • Media: 2B pencil, chalk and charcoal

Art history: Story of Art, Ancient & Medieval art

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 UNIT 2:  LANDSCAPES

  • Concepts: Perspective, structures of a landscape, composition
  • Methods and techniques: Application and techniques of painting, tints, tones, shades
  • Media: 2B pencil, colouring pencils, oil pastel, pen, ready mixed paints

 Art history: Impressionism and post-Impressionism

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 UNIT 3: PORTRAITS

  • Concepts: Portraiture, self-portrait, symbolism, symmetry
  • Methods and techniques: Grid, tone, texture, colour mixing
  • Media: 2B pencil, chalk & charcoal, water colour paint

Art history:  Frida Kahlo, Romanesque & Gothic

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UNIT 4: STILL LIFE

  • Concepts: Composition, symbolism, scale, form
  • Methods and techniques: Enlarging, reducing, collage, observational drawing
  • Media: 2B pencil, pen, paint, paper

Art history:  Dutch Golden Age, Michael Craig Martin,

Year 8 Art Curriculum at Michaela

UNIT 1: NATURAL FORMS

  • Concepts: Scale, form, tone, texture,
  • Methods and techniques: Grid, co-ordinates, view finder, mark-making, observational drawing
  • Media: 2B pencil, chalk & charcoal, oil pastel, water colour paint

 Art history: Story of Art (definitions), Abstract art, American Modernism, Georgia O’Keeffe

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 UNIT 2: NATIONAL GALLERY, LONDON

  • Concepts: Composition, harmonizing, contrasting
  • Methods and techniques: Collage, blending
  • Media: 2B pencil, colouring pencil, paint

 Art history: National Gallery (paintings from the mid-13th century – 1900), Botticelli, Velázquez, JMW Turner

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 UNIT 3: CUBISM

  • Concepts: Composition, analytic, synthetic, harmonizing, contrasting
  • Methods and techniques: Collage, blending, fragmenting, constructing
  • Media: 2B pencil, colouring pencil, collage, chalk and charcoal

 Art history: Cubism, Pablo Picasso

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  UNIT 4: POP ART / CONFLICT

  • Concepts: Composition, contrast, geometric,
  • Methods and techniques: Collage, layering, optical illusions
  • Media: 2B pencil, mixed media, pen, paint

 Art history: Pop Art, Patrick Caulfield, Romanticism, Neo-Classicism

Year 9 Art Curriculum at Michaela

UNIT 1: THE BODY

  • Concepts: Proportions of the body, features, movement
  • Methods and techniques: Observational drawing
  • Media: 2B pencil, chalk and charcoal, pen, watercolour paint

 Art history: Story of Art (definitions) recap, Leonardo da Vinci

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UNIT 2: DUTCH REALISM / RENAISSANCE

  • Concepts: Composition, perspective, sfumato, chiaroscuro, cangiante, unione
  • Methods and techniques: Blending, colour mixing, contrasting, colour mixing, application techniques
  • Media: 2B pencil, powder paint, acrylic paint, chalk pastel

 Art history:  Early Renaissance, Rembrandt, Vermeer

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UNIT 3: PRINTING / ANIMALS

  • Concepts: Contrast, silhouette, texture, exploration
  • Methods and techniques: Development of ideas, Lino printing, sgraffito, etching
  • Media: 2B pencil, oil pastel, printing equipment & materials

 Art history:  Ernst Haeckel, William Morris, Realism

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 UNIT 4: SURREALISM

  • Concepts: Composition, perspective, juxtaposing, repetition, distortion
  • Methods and techniques: PaintShop Pro skills, development of ideas, exploration and experimentation of media to suit ideas.
  • Media: PaintShop Pro, 2B pencil, colouring pencil, acrylic paint

 Art history:  Dada, Surrealism, Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte

If you would like to find out more about the Art curriculum, please email info@mcsbrent.co.uk