Important Notice

For the attention of all EGA Parents

Wednesday 29th March 2017, 5:30pm - 7pm - Year 11 Parent's Evening - All Parents are welcome to attend.

Last day of Term - Friday 31st March 2017, please note students will be dismissed at 12:10pm. Please read our PDF iconEnd of Term Letter for more information.

Easter Half Term Break commences 01st April 2017 - 17th April 2017.

Staff Inset Day - Tuesday 18th April 2017, The school will be closed to all students. School resumes as normal Wednesday 19th April 2017, 8:20am.

Reminder: Please sign Student Planners! One of the easiest ways of keeping in touch with your child’s progress is to make sure that you have signed their planner. You can leave notes in the planner if you wish to communicate with your child’s tutor or subject teachers and keep an eye on how much homework  is being set.

We monitor our student’s planners every week and, when we see your signature, we know that we are supporting each other with your child’s education.

Art and Design

Welcome to Evelyn Grace Academy’s Art and Design Department

It is the goal of this Department to encourage all learners to achieve their own creativity, self-expression and to take ownership of our visual culture. Art and Design should foster visual learning of each student.

We want to create a “learning zone by a doing environment in which all lessons will encourage students to learn by providing lots of practical opportunities by providing a ‘learning’ by ‘doing’ model. 

Our Head of Department is Mr Gayle

KS3 Curriculum

Students study both Art and Textiles at Key Stage 3

Year 7

Autumn 1: Self Image and Identity
Autumn 2: Self Image and Identity
Spring 1: Colour and Mood
Spring 2: Colour and Mood
Summer 1: Journeys
Summer 2: Journeys

Year 8

Autumn 1: Distortion - Expression and mark making
Autumn 2: Distortion - Expression and mark making
Spring 1: Mechanical Forms in Art
Spring 2: Mechanical Forms in Art
Summer 1: Aboriginal Art
Summer 2: Aboriginal Art

Year 9

Autumn 1: Dreams/Nightmares
Autumn 2: Dreams/Nightmares
Spring 1: The Expressionist - Direct observations from self portraits
Spring 2: The Expressionist - Direct observations from self portraits
Summer 1: African Mask
Summer 2: African Mask

Textiles (on rotation)

Year 7

Theme: Abstract Characters/Colour, pattern, and scale

Contextual Drawing from imagination/Artist research/Embellishment and stitching/Colour

Year 8

Theme: Natural Forms

Recordings and observations from natural forms/Wax resisting/Printing/Hand stitch/Batik/Tie dye/Felt Making

Year 9

Theme: Architectural Wall hanging

Mixes media/Recording of buildings/Complex Embellishment/Applique/Intermediate sewing/Looking at black and white/Positive and Negative/Scale/Evaluation

KS4 Curriculum

Our GCSE students follow the AQA Syllabus for Art and Design

Year 10

Autumn 1: THEME: Barriers - Creating the GCSE Journal
Autumn 2: THEME: Barriers - Creating the GCSE Journal
Spring 1: Applying the GCSE Assessment
Spring 2: Applying the GCSE Assessment
Summer 1: THEME: The Abstract
Summer 2: THEME: The Abstract

Year 11

Autumn 1: THEME: Natural Forms - Developing the final portfolio of work
Autumn 2: THEME: Natural Forms - Developing the final portfolio of work
Spring 1: Processing and development/Experimenting with materials
Spring 2: Processing and development/Experimenting with materials
Summer 1: Externally Set Exam: AQA/Examination Preparation
Summer 2: Externally Set Exam: AQA/Examination Preparation

GCSE ART TEXTILES

  • Course work: 60%
  • Examination: 40%
  • Theme: Hundertwasser Wall Hanging
  • Embellishment/Recordings and experimentations/Artist Studies/Techniques and processes/Contextual-Journal and presentation
  • Theme: Millinery Project
  • Experimentation/Artist Research/Applique, felting, batik/2D and 3D/Annotation/Refining Ideas/Development and processes