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“Art is not just a subject to learn, but an activity that you can practise with your hands, your eyes, your whole personality.” Quentin Blake

 

Curriculum Vision: 

Art is a powerful tool that helps the students become aware of the world they live in, whilst nurturing cultural awareness and creativity.  Students explore, develop and refine new skills, ideas and experiences. Throughout the study of Art students will receive a variety of experiences using a range of general art and design media and techniques. The subject develops creative and imaginative abilities and practical skills for engaging with, communicating and expressing original ideas.  A cultural understanding of how Art is used in different times, contexts and societies, is developed. Personal attributes including self-confidence, resilience, perseverance, self-discipline and commitment are also reinforced.At Atlantic we foster an inquisitive approach to encourage independent learning, aiming for each individual to strive and achieve their best potential.

Intent: 

Develop students to: 

  • Become visually literate: to use and understand Art as a form of visual and tactile communication

  • Develop creative and technical skills so that ideas can be realised and artefacts produced. 

  • Develop aesthetic sensibilities and enable imported judgements about art. 

  • Develop imagination and pupils capacity to learn about and observe the world in which they live. 

  • Be able to articulate and communicate ideas, options, and feelings about their own work and that of others

  • Value the contribution made by artists, craft workers and designers 

  • Develop enthusiasm about Art and Design and encourage their capacity to enjoy art within society. 

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  • Implementation: Key stage 1

  • Pupils should be taught:  To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products  To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination  To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space  About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

  • Implementation: Key Stage 2 

    KEY STAGE 2 Pupils should be taught:  To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products  To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination  To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space  About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

  • Implementation: Key stage 3 

    The KS3 curriculum introduces key formal elements to students through a range of projects. These projects encourage students to work both alone and as part of a group. They are introduced to basic key skills during the formal elements and then these are built on throughout the two years. Each project is designed to enhance and build on initial skills taught going into greater depth whilst encouraging creative thinking, risk-taking and confidence. These skills include 3D sculpture, shading, accurate drawing and painting.
  • Implementation: Key stage 4 

    Art and Design students develop their skills and knowledge by undertaking an in depth and varied course. Initially different aspects of art and design are delivered termly and students explore different processes, materials and techniques within art and design. Students then go on to complete a coursework unit by developing a project that explores one aspect of art and design in depth. They complete their course by producing an exam project in which they respond to one of five themes, each with a range of written and visual starting points and stimuli. Students will research, plan and develop ideas for their response to the option they have chosen and display their work in an exhibition which is open to parents and the public.