Walton High School

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Art in Year 7

Year 7 is an experimental year where students will be introduced to the building blocks of Art (the Visual Elements) and have the opportunity to explore a wide range of materials and techniques in Art.

During this year pupils will:
  • Be introduced to the Visual Elements: Line, Tone, Colour, Texture, Pattern, Form and Shape
  • Explore a wide range of materials and techniques such as: drawing, mark making, colour blending, biro, watercolour, ceramics, cardboard construction, wire, collage, scraffito, printmaking…
  • Investigate and research the work of contemporary and historical artists and makers such as: Ernst Haeckel, Andy Goldsworthy, Frida Kahlo, Jeff Koons, JR, Anastasia Savinova…
  • Take informed creative risks
  • Analyse and comment on own work and the work of other artists
  • Begin to understand the creative process and their own personal style in art

Topics will include:

Natural Forms: Students will explore all the Visual Elements in turn use artists to inform their explorations. Outcomes may include ceramic poppies or seed pods, watercolour fruit, collagraph print leaves, wire shells…

Celebration: This unit explores different forms of celebration such as parties and birthday, sport celebration and success and cultural celebrations such as Day of the Dead. Outcomes may include watercolour doughnuts, scraffito party poppers, cardboard constructed cakes, sports collage, clay sugar skulls…

Built Environment: Students will be introduced to the meaning behind creating Art and will explore social and cultural surroundings and issues such as poverty and homelessness.  Outcomes may include cardboard constructed shanty towns, wire landscapes, identity houses, constructed building collages, mixed media birdhouses…