Art in Year 8

Year 8 allows students to build on their experience and develop their skills using the visual elements in a thematic curriculum. They will be introduced to how and why artists create work that communicates a concept and deeper meaning in preparation for GCSE Art & Design.

During this year pupils will:

Topics will include:

In the Kitchen: This unit explores the concept of Recycle and Reuse (rationing, food waste, using recycled materials) through a focus on mixed media techniques. Outcomes may include watercolour burger, wax transfer ketchup bottles, French knitted food, ceramic foods, felt and ceramic food packaging, cardboard constructed plates of food…

Inside the Body: Students are encouraged to experiment and take risks with their use of materials within this unit, which explores the use of Art for scientific recording and observation. Outcomes may include wax trapping, poly-block printing or felted cells, clay hearts, mixed media layer abstract cell forms…

Caged: This unit acts a stepping stone to GCSE Art & Design by looking at meaning and concept in Art, giving students the opportunity to explore the themes of Endangered Species or Prisoners in a variety of materials and techniques. Outcomes may include collage portraits, endangered animal babygros, Andy Warhol inspired polyblock prints, plastic bonding sealife animals…

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