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Art
Key Stage 3

                    
Art at Sir John Leman High School is a popular and exciting subject and attracts students who wish to be actively engaged in the pursuit of original and ambitious work, explore working with different media and develop their own personal creativity.  The department offers traditional teaching of the essential skills of drawing and painting to help students develop confidence in their work and encourages them to explore a range of approaches to the subject.  As a department we believe very strongly in encouraging pupils to develop their own personal styles of working and then to produce work that is a reflection of their own creative imaginations.  We seek to encourage a love of the visual arts in all of its forms and aim to inspire students with a wish to explore the creative process independently.
 
The department is spread over 2 teaching rooms and a sixth form studio, and is frequently used by students for extra curricular work. Art Clubs take place every week and include a range of activities e.g. clay and print making.
 
 
 

Term

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn

 

Space Project

Drawing

Mixed media work

Artists’ research

 

 

India Project

Drawing

Artists’ research

Painting

Mixed media work

 

 

 

Insects Project

Drawing

Painting

Mixed media work

Artists' research

 

Spring

 

Water Project

Drawing

Painting

Mixed media work

Artists’ research

 

 

 

Portraits Project

Drawing

Mixed media work

Artists’ research

 

 

Food Project

Drawing

Painting

Colour wheel
Mixed media work

Summer

 

Carnival Project

Portrait drawing

Colour wheel

Mask making

Artists’ research

 

 

 

 

Colour/Buildings Project

Drawing

Painting

Colour wheel

Artists’ research

Low relief

3D

 

Buildings Project
Drawing
Painting
Mixed Media Work
 
How is Art assessed?

Students are set in mixed ability groups.  They are formally assessed every half term on their skills and at the end of each project.

How can I help my child?

You can help your child by taking them to visit art galleries and museums and encouraging them to practice drawing, and working with different materials, outside lessons.  Useful websites – www.artcyclopedia.com, www.artchive.com, www.tate.org.uk, www.artyfactory.co.uk, www.wikipedia.org, www.artlex.com