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Anne Pearce (Headteacher)
Woodeaton Manor School,
Woodeaton,
Oxfordshire,
OX3 9TS

Tel: 01865 558722

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On the 2nd Monday of every half term parents and carers are invited to attend a session covering a range of topics.
Meetings usually start at 7pm with refreshments provided.

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Art, Craft and Design


Aims of the Curriculum Area

We aim to give our of our pupils an experience of Art, Craft and Design which helps to develop their intellect, strengthen their imagination and allow them to express their creativity within a safe and supportive environment. By employing a wide variety of art and design methods we encourage pupils to be observant, enquiring and ambitious in their approach to their work.

David Hockney said: “art should be a deep pleasure and part of everyone’s life.” 

At Woodeaton we feel that Art, Craft and Design is a subject which can promote well being so we encourage pupils to work towards gaining formal qualifications which are extremely useful for future educational choices and informally as an extra curricula exploration to help promote a life long enjoyment of the subject.

(We hope that you enjoy looking at the gallery of work available on this link.) 


Teaching Methods

Pupils become confident, independent and expressive artists when they are able to experiment and explore ideas and processes; therefore our pupils are offered the opportunity to grasp the fundamentals of drawing, painting, printmaking and a variety of three-dimensional techniques. We are also very keen that pupils should use current existing technology such as iPads, computers and cameras to develop their creative practice. While perfecting their practical skills pupils are encouraged to deepen their appreciation of Art, Craft and Design by discussing and writing about their work and the work of others which is greatly helped by visits to museums and galleries. Pupils study the subject contextually, which expands understanding of both their own work and that of others within our rich and creative cultural heritage.  


Curriculum and Resources

Students have:

  • One one-hour lesson per week in KS2
  • One one-hour lesson per week in KS3
  • KS4/5 have one two hour time slot per week to ensure GCSE and guided learning hours.
     

During periods of CHOICES (during choices pupils are allowed to make their own decisions about what they would like to do), pupils are always welcome to come to the art room where they are able to undertake a piece of work of their own. We try to make the art room a place where pupils feel challenged and stimulated by the formal curriculum and independent enough to pursue their own ideas outside of timetabled lessons.

The teaching of Art, Craft and Design follows the National Curriculum for KS2 and 3 (http://www.education.gov.uk)

While encouraging enjoyment and creativity through personal exploration and cross curricula projects, pupils within KS2 also study the subject as a discrete entity. The pupils are offered a wide curriculum to help develop basic skills both as makers of Art, Craft and Design and as critics who are developing an appreciation of their work and that of others.

At KS3 all pupils are offered both formal and independent opportunities to extend their practice and enjoyment of Art Craft and Design.

Where appropriate pupils at KS4 may do a two year full time course Art and Design GCSE. GCSE allows a varied curriculum offering opportunities to find appropriate means of self-expression as well as qualifications recgonised by further education colleges and progression to sixth form studies. Our young people in KS4 can also continue to access Art, by opting to explore their own interests during CHOICES.

It is possible for some pupils who remain at Woodeaton post sixteen, KS5, to progress onto an AS Art and Design course (http://www.edexcel.com) which allows pupils to deepen their experience of the subject. The AS art and design course is now a stand alone qualification which will not count towards an A2 qualification. Our young people can also continue to access Art, by opting to explore their own interests during “Choices”

The art room at Woodeaton is very well supplied with an excellent range of materials to suit the various ages and we are lucky enough to have a working kiln for firing ceramics. Pupils are able to use iPads and PC’s to explore more current aspects of art and design. As well as an art teacher there is also an excellent Art and Design Trainer who is in charge of overseeing Choices.
 

Assessment

Within the first four weeks of the academic year pupils in KS2/3 will have amassed enough work to grade according to NC level indicators allowing the setting of agreed and ambitious targets. Pupils are continually assessed by their teacher and given both written and verbal feedback. Pupils are also frequently asked to review their own work and set their own targets which are recorded in their sketchbook. Peer assessment is extremely important within art and design and there are many group discussions about each other’s work and how improvements may be achieved. By the latter end of KS3 and within KS4/5 pupils are given the exam board marking criteria so that they are able to gauge, with much teacher input, where they are and where they should be aiming for. The website links previously mentioned contain all the relevant marking criteria and can be accessed by parents and pupils. GCSE will be graded using numbers, 9 to 1, with nine being the highest and one the lowest (this replaces the old letter A*-G grading system). 
 

Course structure and content

The content and structure of the following courses are flexible so that the needs of the pupils can be met while still fulfilling the requirements of National curriculum and exam criteria.

Years 3-6

Year 1

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Introduction to drawing

Introduction to critical work with the aid of iPads

 

Cross curricula work to support academic topics

Colour mixing

Painting

Cross curricula work to support academic topics

Ceramics

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Introduction to printing

 

Cross curricula work to support academic topics

Textile crafts

Cross curricula work to support academic topics

Land sculptures

 

Year 2

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Introduction to using Sketchbooks

 

 

 

Critical work

Gallery visit inspired work

Cross curricula work to support academic topics  

Painting techniques

Cross curricula work to support academic topics 

Printing techniques

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Digital and computer art

Cross curricula work to support academic topics

Ceramics

Cardboard sculptures

Cross curricula work to support academic topics

Cross curricula work to support academic topics

 

During the KS3 years the pupils will be encouraged to make art for its own sake and within a cross curricula context to support other work. Pupils will leave the NEST to come to the art room in the main building where they will be able to fully explore and experiment with the art processes experienced by the older pupils. The younger pupils will also be able to see the art produced by the older pupils which is a very valuable learning opportunity. 

www.youtube.com (is a very useful website for tutorials on how to paint, make etc.). www.bbc.co.uk- primary art ages 4-11

KS3 years 7-9

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Figurative

  • Critical work
  • Full sized painted figure
  • Painted portrait
  • Picasso clay face

 

 

Figurative

  • Jointed figure
  • Modroc hand

Objects/painting

  • Still life drawing
  • Michael Craig-Martin painted response
  • Abstract painting

Term 4

Term 5-

Term 6

Ceramics

  • Pots
  • Ocarinas

Creatures

  • Clay imaginary animals
  • Wire and papier-mâché hybrid creatures

Landscapes

  • Observational drawings in the school grounds
  • Ernst landscape responses

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Printing project

  • 2 colour Lino print
  • Collagraph printing

 Printing project

  • Etching
  • Digital prints
  • Stencil printing

Graffiti project

Graffiti piece on large cardboard sheets

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Creatures

  • Lego
  • Clay

Creatures

Papier-mâché hybrid creatures

Independently planned projects

Planning and presenting a piece of work with help and guidance

 

KS4

Teacher: Mrs Dickinson
Course: WJEC Eduqas, GCSE Art 9-1, Craft and Design
Duration: 2 years

First teaching from September 2016

Please see the GCSE guide booklet, which is designed to help pupils, parents and carers alike.

The GCSE qualification is a two year course with an external exam to be completed in the 2nd year. We will follow the programme outlined below. When appropriate homework may be set, the homework will be relevant to class work and pupils may be asked to do some research, drawing, colour work, photography or to collect items to use in class.  

The coursework theme is “HOME” this allows pupils to be very diverse in their thinking. Home, can mean so many different things to individuals: I am at home when I am looking at the night sky, in my room, watching TV, pursuing my special interest, looking after animals, when I am dreaming and so on………..

Pupils’ coursework must include: preparatory studies in a variety of media, drawing, critical work, two final pieces, such as a painting and a sculpture or a piece of textile work and a print. The exam should include everything mentioned for the coursework unit but only one final piece is needed and it will be completed during the 10 hour exam. The theme for the exam is set by the board and we can start the preparatory work in term 3 when the papers arrive in school.

Coursework Theme “HOME”

Year 1

Term 1 and 2

During the first two terms pupils will follow a programme aimed at improving both practical and critical skills.

Still life painting

  • Drawing of still life in a variety of media
  • Interrogations of artists who use still life as a starting point for their work
  • Colour studies: colour circle, warm and cold colours, painting techniques
  • Composition
  • Painting
  • Evaluation of work

 

Humument - Tom Phillips

The Humument may include the following:

  • Observational drawing
  • Collage
  • Photography
  • Digital images (manipulated)
  • Monoprints
  • Painting
  • Pop-ups or 3D effects
  • Large numbers of pages may be stuck together with wax or glue
  • Add no text use what is found in the book chosen


The Humument is a long term piece of work to be completed by the end of term 2 in the second year of GCSE

Term 2

Photography project

  • Basic photography skills
  • Photography artist research
  • Use of cameras, phones and I pads to make images
  • Digital manipulation of photographs
  • Cyanotype experiments
  • Hand manipulation of images.
  • evaluation

 

Term 3

Printing

Mexican Day of the Dead (suggested title some students may use another starting point)

  • Researching day of the dead or own starting point
  • Drawing from observation
  • Colour study using paint and inks
  • Researching the work of artists who have used the day of the dead in their work (Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Posado) Ex Voto symbolism and its relevance in the day of the dead iconography
  • Using drawings and research to design a series of prints (monoprints, linoprints, collographs)
  • Evaluation

 

Term 4

Suggested theme Basquiat inspired piece

  • Interrogation of Jean Michel Basquiat’s work
  • Developing a symbolic alphabet (pupils researched graphics symbols)
  • Developing a composition which incorporates symbolism, images from popular culture, text, colour, all telling a story about an issue (e.g. Anti- war).
  • Creating a multimedia piece of work on a specifically selected item (eg. Umbrella, clothing)
  • Evaluation of piece

 

Terms 5/6

Independent piece which must show evidence of:

  • Research
  • Development of ideas
  • Experimentation
  • Final piece
  • Evaluation

 

These projects may change and be adapted to incorporate pupils' own ideas.
 

Year 2

Term1

Sculpture project- HOME

  • Interrogations of sculptors work (Richard Wentworth, Tim Head, Picasso, Duchamps)
  • Clay piece
  • Plaster piece
  • Photographing pieces and manipulating scale
  • Working in groups of 4 group installation piece
  • Evaluations of all 3D work

 

Term 2

Independent piece which must show evidence of:

  • Research
  • Development of ideas
  • Experimentation
  • Final piece
  • Evaluation
  • Review of coursework and hand in.

 

Term 3/4/5

  • Exam workshops
  • Independent exam preparation
  • 10 hour Exam

 

Useful websites:

www.humument.com  - useful for pupils studying the work of Tom Phillips
www.tate.org.uk - Tate gallery has very useful information about artists
www.saatchigallery.com  - The Saatchi gallery has an excellent education site
www.thisiscolossal.com - an excellent site for current art
www.ashmolean.org  - very useful site for looking at art and design
www.nsead.org - lots of resources for art pupils and teachers
www.youtube.com - excellent for teaching tutorials