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Year 8 Art

Pupils in this year group will be taught three main themes:

Ordinary/Extraordinary:

  • Record observations of everyday objects
  • Study the work of Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali
  • Develop proficiency in using ceramics

Pop Art

  • Use a range of media to record observations of food
  • Study the work of Claes Oldenburg
  • Use a range of techniques to make a Pop Art sculpture
  • Develop proficiency in using paint

Identity and Disguise

  • Understand the proportion of the face
  • Study portraits from key periods in the history of art
  • Develop proficiency in using paint

Pupils who meet age related expectations will be able to demonstrate the following (in relation to each topic):

  • They can use a range of techniques to record their observations in sketchbooks, journal and other media as a basis for exploring their ideas
  • They can use a range of techniques and media, including painting
  • They show increased proficiency in handling different materials
  • They can analyse and evaluate their own work and that of others.
  • They are developing an understanding of the history of art, craft, design and architecture.