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Welcome to the Art area

Head of Department – Ms S. Livesley

Our role is to develop the visual language techniques and experiences of students. We actively engage students in the exploration of traditional and contemporary techniques and concepts. We endeavour to grow both pupils’ skills and appreciation of art, craft and design; development of subject specific vocabulary is facilitated to enable pupils to express their thoughts, ideas and feelings about peers’ and professionals’ their own work.

Staffing

Head of ArtMiss S. Livesley – BA (Hons) Crafts, Wood, Metal, Ceramics, Textiles
Teacher of ArtMiss H. Barton  BA (Hons) Illustration
Teacher of ArtMiss. D. Hennan  BA (Hons) Fine Art

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2
Baseline
3 part test consisting of observational drawing, imaginative drawing and comparison of historical painting
Natural Forms
Georgia O’Keeffe
Theme
Bugs and Birds
Artist
Kandinsky
Year 8

AutumnSpringSummer
Theme
War & Conflict
Artist
Mexican Day of the Dead
Art Movement
Pop Art
Year 10

AutumnSpringSummer
Theme
Under the Microscope
Theme
Mechanic Organic
Man made/Natural
Theme
Exam Topic
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2SpringSummer 1Summer 2
Natural Forms
Artist Research & Interpretations
Natural Forms
Idea Development
Natural Forms
Design
Natural Forms
Designs & Final Piece
Natural Forms
Final Piece
Year 11

AutumnSpringSummer
Theme
Disguise
Terminal ExamFinalisation of Unit 1 & 2

Curriculum

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
21 per half term
3 x Written Analysis of Artists
3 x Drawing task relevant to project
Lunchtime Art Club

Opportunity to enter local, regional and national competitions.
Lunchtime intervention workshopsUseful Resources
www.pinterest.com
Bury Art Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery
Manchester Museum
The Lowry
Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
21 per half term
3 x Written Analysis of Artists
3 x Drawing task relevant to project
Lunchtime Art Club

Fusilier’s Museum – outreach and visit (War & Conflict Project)
Lunchtime intervention workshopsUseful Resources
www.pinterest.com
Bury Art Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery
Manchester Museum
The Lowry
Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
21 per half term
3 x Written Analysis of Artists
3 x Drawing task relevant to project
Lunchtime Art Club

Manchester Museum Project
Lunchtime intervention workshopsUseful Resources
www.pinterest.com
Bury Art Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery
Manchester Museum
The Lowry
Year 10

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Skills – drawing activities
Artist research and own response to Artist pieces
Photographic images relating to project
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Garden Centre
Art Gallery/Degree Shows
Opportunity to enter local, regional and national competitions.
Lunchtime
Mon-Thurs
After School
Mon-Thurs
3.30pm to 4.30pm
(With the exception of Wednesday week B)
Qualification
AQA GCSE Art and Design

Useful Resources
www.pinterest.com
Bury Art Gallery – relevant exhibitions
Whitworth Art Gallery
Manchester Museum
The Lowry
Year 11

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Skills – drawing activities
Artist research and own response to Artist pieces
Photographic images relating to project
Opportunity to enter local, regional and national competitions.Lunchtime
Mon-Thurs
After School
Mon-Thurs
3.30pm to 4.30pm
(With the exception of Wednesday week B)
Qualification
AQA GCSE Art and Design

Useful Resources
www.pinterest.com
Manchester City Art Gallery
Bury Art Gallery, The Lowry
Whitworth Art Gallery
Manchester Museum