KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 Art
Term 1 & 2Drawing from the Right Hand side of the Brain   
In the first term, student will develop their basic drawing and observational skills. They will explore the drawing techniques advocated by Betty Edwards in her renowned book 'Drawing from the right hand side of the brain'. Students will undo habits of drawing observations from memory by using a variety of techniques that enable students to draw what they see. Students will see for themselves the leaps that they make in their drawing skills by producing a 'before and after' self portrait.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Drawing Skills 2 
In the second term, students will continue to develop their drawing skills, however, this term, they will be encouraged to make independent decisions about a final outcome. Having learnt composition, proportion, and scale in the first term, students will work on larger final drawings to conclude the project. Students will learn about perseverance and patience whilst being given the time to fully develop their pieces.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Printing Skills 
In this term, students will explore a variety of printing skills inspired by natural forms. Students will explore mono-printing, poly block printing, lino printing, block printing and collograph printing, inspired by a variety of artists and art styles, including Karl Blossfeldt and Mandala Art.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Printing Skills 2 
In this term, students will explore a variety of printing skills inspired by natural forms. Students will explore mono-printing, poly block printing, lino printing, block printing and collograph printing, inspired by a variety of artists and art styles, including Karl Blossfeldt and Mandala Art.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Clay Skills 
Students will get the chance to work on three dimensional sculptures during this term. Inspired by clay sculptures Kate Malone, Joan Hardie, Jennifer McCurdy and Dianne Martin Lublinski. Students will draw inspiration from natural forms, create designs and drawings, and practice basic clay techniques using the correct processes and tools, finally resulting in a clay vessel which they will then paint.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Clay Skills 2 
Students will get the chance to work on three dimensional sculptures during this term. Inspired by clay sculptures Kate Malone, Joan Hardie, Jennifer McCurdy and Dianne Martin Lublinski. Students will draw inspiration from natural forms, create designs and drawings, practice basic clay techniques using the correct processes and tools, finally resulting in a clay vessel which they will then paint.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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