Art and Design

 

Art and Design

At Rooks Nest Academy, we believe that teaching and learning in art and design is important because it stimulates children’s creativity, inventiveness and imagination. We believe through art and design children can explore through means of personal expression. Art and Design enables children to communicate the way they feel, see and think through the use of texture, form, colour and pattern as well as through different materials and processes.

Art is taught throughout the year and it underpins the LCC curriculum. Six different art skills are taught over the year (drawing and mark making, painting, 3D form and modelling, printing, digital media and knowledge of different artists/styles). Skills and projects have been linked to the LCC curriculum ensuring that pupils build on previous learning and develop their skills as they progress through Rook’s Nest Academy.  Some art skills can be taught in isolation although we aim to make cross-curricular links where possible. Teachers will teach each particular skill and children are then given the opportunity to develop these skills in their  art book, gradually building up their ideas, demonstrating progress and reinforcing skills that are already established which eventually should culminate in a final piece of artwork. We aim to display children’s artwork where possible to promote art in the academy and to give children a sense of pride in their achievements.

 

RNA Progression of Art Skills

EYFS Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Drawing and mark making

 

Choose the resources needed for chosen activities

 

Handle equipment and tools efficiently, including pencils

 

Recognise, create and describe patterns

 

 

Experiment with colour, design, texture, form and function

 

 

Draw lines of different thicknesses

 

 

Choose and use 3 different grades of pencil

 

 

Use different grades of pencil to shade and show different tones and textures Use marks and lines to show texture with confidence and increasing independence

 

 

 

 

Use marks and lines to produce texture confidently

 

 

 

 

Create careful observational studies which consider details and use a range of shading techniques to produce texture and depth.

 

Draw a representation that is recognisable

 

Use a viewfinder to focus on a specific part Use sketches to produce a final piece

 

 

Use line, tone, shape and colour to represent figures and forms in movement

 

Successfully use shading to create detail and atmosphere. Test out a range of techniques, media and materials in order to create desired effect and explain and justify choices

 

Sketch a basic representation of the human form Sketch a more accurate representation of the human form Show facial expressions in sketches

 

Show facial expressions and body language in sketches Organise line, tone, shape and colour to represent figures and forms in movement showing mood and feelings.

 

Produce drawings which clearly demonstrate body language, feelings and mood

 

Painting skills

 

 

Choose the resources needed for chosen activities

 

Recognise, create and describe patterns

 

Handle equipment and tools efficiently

 

Experiment with colour, design, texture, form and function

 

Mix paint to make some secondary colours

 

 

 

 

Mix paint to create all secondary colours

 

 

Create tints and tones by adding white and black

 

Create tints and tones by adding white and black with increasing independence and creativity

 

 

 

Successfully use tints and tones by adding white and black in order to add additional details to paintings Create preliminary studies before final pieces in order to test colour mixes and a range of textures
Use secondary colours to depict a simple landscape Select appropriate colours to paint a recognisable landscape Create a background using a ‘wash’ in a landscape painting

 

Use a range of lines, tones, shapes and colours to depict a building Use one-point perspective in a painting of a street scene Use one- and two-point perspective in a painting of a street scene
Use secondary colours to depict a person or people in a simple portrait Show how people feel in paintings

 

Use a range of lines, tones, shapes and colours to represent figures and forms in movement Organise a range of lines, tones, shapes and colours to represent figures and forms in movement

 

Test out a range of techniques, media and materials in order to create desired effect in a portrait and explain and justify choices
Use 2 different sized brushes to paint a picture Use a range of different sized brushes to paint different sized things Choose the correct sized brush to create different effects Experiment with painting styles used by other artists

 

Research and replicate the style of other artists Independently research artists that inspire and replicate their style

 

3D form and sculpture

 

Safely use and explore a variety of materials, tools and techniques

 

Choose the resources needed for chosen activities

 

Use previously learnt knowledge to use media and materials in original ways, thinking about uses and purposes

Cut, roll and coil materials Make a clay pot

 

Join 2 clay pots

Use clay to represent an object Sculpt clay and other moldable materials to create a desired outcome Use recyclable, natural and man-made materials to create 3D models Independently use a range of materials, textures and skills to create desired effect and justify choices
Use paper and card to create a simple collage Use paper, card and other materials to create a collage Use simple stiches to create a piece of artwork Use two or more different types of stitches to create a piece of artwork Create a piece of artwork using different sorts of fabric and stitching techniques Use felting to create a piece of artwork
Printing skills

 

 

Recognise, create and describe patterns

 

Create a simple repeating pattern Create a simple repeating pattern by pressing, rolling, rubbing and stamping Select own method to create desired printing outcome Print onto different materials using at least 4 colours Create an accurate print design using given criteria Over-print to create different patterns and evaluate the outcome
Digital Media

 

 

Select and use technology for particular purposes

 

Use IT to create a picture Create different effects with IT paint package Combine digital images with other media/own work/other artists Integrate digital images into art Use images (scanned and found) in art work, altering where necessary Use a range of digital resources to create desired outcome and evaluate and justify choices

 

Knowledge of other artists Ask questions and give opinions about artists’ work Suggest how artists have used colour/pattern/shape Compare work of different artists Experiment with styles used by other artists Research the work of an artists and use this to replicate a style Explain about own style of work and explain how it has been influenced by a famous artist
Artists to study over two year rolling programme to include Charles Rennie Mackintosh, David Hockney, Van Gogh and Caz Scott as well as artistic ideas based around the Great Fire of London and silhouettes Artists to study over two year rolling programme to include Michelangelo, Paul Klee, Joan Miro, Thomas Gainsborough and Hokusai,  Madhubani art, art inspired by the Roman Empire, Ancient Egyptians and the Vikings Artists to study over two year rolling programme to include L.S. Lowry, Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Hans Holbein,  Andy Goldsworthy, Andy Warhol and  William Morris as well as art inspired by the Ancient Maya and Ancient Greece

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position of Art in Rook’s Nest Academy February 2021

After the Government announced the lockdown in January 2021,  the decision was taken that a broad and balanced curriculum would continue to be offered as far as possible both within the Academy to keyworkers’ and vulnerable pupils and through home learning.

The Art Subject Leader looked at the learning on offer through the website for the week beginning 8 February.

Teaching of art during lockdown wb 8 Feb

Learning Comments
Y1 Weekly art activity – stained glass windows video clip + evaluation
Y2/3 Weekly art activity – printing – final piece of art work + evaluation comments Useful list of the resources needed to carry out the activity.
Y4/5 Art activity on 2 Feb Madhubani Paintings Art Project  – ongoing work
Y6 Block printing using different drops Other activities linked to topic e.g. Islamic patterns and designs for prayer mats.

Some children have enjoyed the creative art particularly when it utilises easy to find resources such as printed sheets and coloured crayons. A few sent in photos of the printing and two have sent in photos of individual art projects.

 

Children were invited to send in examples of the work done at home bearing in mind that resources may be limited.

Art continues to be taught weekly with a range of skills being incorporated as outlined in the progression of skills agreed last years. Sketch books continue to be used and it is proposed that, when possible, we continue to discuss how these can be developed to refine and support the children’s work. Art is displayed around the Academy both as a discrete skill and to support work done in other curriculum areas.

Unfortunately, due to lockdown restrictions, Miss Carter was not able to come in to the Academy to deliver her planned workshops to UKS2 pupils.

As an ongoing action, when social distancing restrictions are eased, we are planning to introduce the art council. Here Year 5 and 6 pupils apply to be members and work with art, music, drama and dance colleagues to plan events.  They have their own ‘bank account’ and they can do fund raising events and spend their funds as they see fit. They collect suggestions from the suggestion boxes. They meet as and when it is deemed necessary. Somestimes they go on visits to YSP and other arts based venues and the school has links to artisits who visit the school to work with the art council. This is something that we would like to develop at Rook’s Nest and discussions with different subject co-ordinators will resume as soon as is practicable to see how we can use these ideas.

 

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