Art at Michaela
Michaela Community School, Wembley
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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: 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: 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

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: SURREALISM

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

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

Key Stage 4 Art Curriculum

 UNIT 1: PORTRAITS

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

Art history:  Frida Kahlo, Romanesque & Gothic

UNIT 2 Mock Exam

UNIT 3: Externally set exam

Pupils build on the skills secured in KS3 and work independently and creatively to produce a final portfolio and prepare for the final exam.

The GCSE is comprised of 6 units

  1. Observational drawing
  2. Photoshop compositions
  3. Me, Myself and I / Identity
  4. Critical and contextual
  5. Mock exam (old AQA paper)
  6. Externally set exam (AQA)

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