What is our Art curriculum purpose and rationale at Ark Kings?

 

By studying Art, pupils will develop a sense of creativity and individual expression which enables them to interact with the world and convey a personal response in an original way. Through the study of Art, students learn how to use different skills and techniques successfully and creatively in order to produce finished pieces of artwork that convey a personal response.

For students who do not have access to a range of different media at home, at school they are provided with opportunities to use a range of high quality materials with which to experiment creatively.

Additionally, for students who find it difficult to talk about and express their emotions, by studying Art, they learn that artwork has often been a means for an artist to express their feelings, overcome challenges and  fight for a cause - pupils will learn this through focussing on the historical context of art and how social, cultural and political themes are portrayed.

Our All-through Purpose and Rationale document provides more information: Art Curriculum Purpose and Rationale - All through.pdf 

 

What do students study and when?

 

Art Curriculum Overview: Outline of taught and assessed content

The table below outlines the whole curriculum overview for this subject area, and shows the journey that students take throughout Ark Kings.

Year Group

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Nursery

Kandinsky

Circles

Giuseppe Archimboldo

Food

Piet Mondrian

Squares and rectangles

Mark making tools

Georges Seurat Pointillism

Katsushika Hokusai

Hiroshige - Wave

Reception

Light Art

Diwali and Bonfire

 

 

Vincent Van Gogh

Flowers

 

Henri Rousseau

Jungle

Year 1

Jeff Koons

Shape, texture, space

Andy Goldsworthy

Shape, texture, space

Eugène Séguy

texture

Romero Britto

colour

Childe Hassan

colour

Lucy McLauchlan

Line, shape, pattern, space

Year 2

Andy Warhol

colour

Kathe Kollwitz

Line, tone

Estha Mahlangu

Line, shape, pattern, colour

Pablo Picasso (blue period)

Shape, form, texture

Ed Fairburn

Line, shape, texture

Michelle Stitzlein

Shape, form

Year 3

Kathryn Gerhardt

Line, shape, texture, pattern

Damian Hirst

shape, texture, pattern

Katsushika Hokusai

Line, shape, pattern

Antoni Gaudi

Form, colour, shape

Gustave Caillebotte

space

Jackson Pollock / Mark Rothko

colour

Year 4

Grayson Perry

Form, colour

 

Paul Cezanne

Form, colour

 

Jacob Lawrence

colour

Wayne Thiebaud

Shape, colour, form, tone

Architecture (Leonardo Di Vinci)

Shape, form, line, space

L.S Lowry

Shape

Year 5

Banksy

Space, line

Barbara Hepworth

Shape, form, line, space

 

Pablo Picasso

Shape, line, colour

 

Richard Long

Shape, texture

Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson

Shape, line

Kat Flynn

Form, space

Year 6

Neil Shigley

Line, tone

Christian Boltanski

Space, line, tone, colour

Faith Ringgold

Shape, colour, space

Leonid Afremov

Colour, form, space, tone

Barbara Kruger

Line, shape, space. colour

Georges Seurat

Colour, space, tone

Year 7

Pencil skills

Matisse, kandinsky,

Line, shape, tone

Still life

Clyde Semler, Cezanne

Accuracy of line & tone

Introducing colour

(Watercolour)

Kate Osborne

Limited palette

Watercolour painting

Looking at various artists

Cakes

Investigation through artists (Sarah Graham & Wayne Thiebauld)

Line, Shape, Colour

Large colour exploration painting

Gordon Bennett

Contemporary

Line, Colour, Form

Year 8

Creepy Crawlies

Pencil, watercolour

Various sources – artists & observational

Line, tone, colour,

Creepy Crawlies

View finder sections

Investigating the detail through detailed work

Line, tone, detail, texture

Creepy Crawlies

3D construction

 

Book Illustration

Various artists

Literacy within Art

Typography, space, juxtaposition

 

Fruit faces

Arcimboldo

Line, colour, collage

 

Prep studies leading to large scale painting

Carolee Clarke

Line, colour, form

 

Year 9

Caricatures

Da Vinci

Jeff Stahl

 Line, tone

 

Portraits

Various artists

Abstract Art, contemporary,

Line, tone, form

 

Artist appreciation

Exploring other artists work through experimental techniques

Various artists –students guided towards suitable artists and given the option to research others

Independent practice, line, tone, form,

 

 

Artist appreciation

Preparatory studies leading to a large scale interpretation from chosen artist

Independent practice, line, tone, form,

 

 

Observational drawing

Further Experimental techniques and processes

Printing, textiles

 

Observational drawing

Preparatory studies leading to large scale observational piece

 

Year 10

Artist appreciation

Students presented with a variety of artists as a starting point and strongly encouraged to independently research other artists and revisit artists they have worked from previously to expand their portfolio

 

Various techniques

Artist appreciation

Larger scale work

Observational studies

Experimental techniques

Observational studies

Prep work leading to large scale piece (s)

Sketchbook project

Artist research

Observations

Annotations

Final response

Students working to strengths with guidance.  Students to select appropriate media to work with

 

Year 11

GCSE coursework

Completing all observations, artist interpretations, annotations, sketchbook work ahead of presentation

GCSE coursework

Presenting final work & findings

GCSE Set Task

GCSE Set Task

N/A

N/A

 

What does progress look like in Art?

 

During their time at Ark Kings, students go on a journey to becoming a proficient artist. The journey of an Ark Kings artist is mapped out in our All-through Progression Map: Art All Through Progression Map.pdf

 

Primary Phase - Further Information

 

Our Art curriculum overview outlines the content and threads of art skills pupils study in each year group: Art MTP and Threads.pdf

 

What is our approach to delivering the Art curriculum?

Across a learning sequence, pupils are taught to analyse an artist and their work, practise a core artistic skill or technique, carry out an observational drawing, develop and refine a final piece of artwork, followed by an evaluation. More information can be found here: Primary Art Lesson Sequencing.pdf

Here is an example of what this looks like:

Artist Study

Skills Study

Recording from Observation

Developing a Final Piece

Refining and Evaluating

 

Collaborative Art Projects

Pupils also engage in whole-school art projects to experience how to work on collaborative projects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn whole-school art project based on 'The Dot' book where children explored the use of colour, tone and line.

 

Secondary Phase - Further Information