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