VISUAL ARTS

Art

Key Stage 3

In years 7 & 8 students will learn lots of skill and techniques in their art lessons. The students will use a wide variety of materials and they will experience working in many different ways.

The students will follow a programme of study which looks at lots of different art movements and artists. In year 7 the students will study the culture India and produce a range of fantastic artwork and learn lots of techniques along the way.

In year 8 our theme is animals. The students may now experiment in 3D and can create a canvas or a 3D sculpture in the theme.

Assessment Calendar

Any enquiries about Art can be made by emailing the address below...

art.enquiries@wernethschool.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography

Industrial Pathway

Photography is a fantastic technology used in a wide variety of areas to create images, record information and present ideas. We work with professional photographers and do photo shoots in the city, in the country or in school.

Using digital photography and photoshop GCSE students will complete a portfolio on themes such as portraits, close-up, architecture and natural forms. The course is 60% coursework and 40% exam. The exam is a small project and outcome which covers 12 weeks in year 11.

There are lots of photography courses at college either as an ‘A’ Level or as part of an art foundation course. The sort of jobs this is useful for are

  • Photographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • TV & Media

GRAPHICS

Graphics

Industrial Pathway

Graphic design is the combination of text, illustration and photography to produce artwork which can be used in a wide variety of advertising and promotional products. Artwork designed can be for the music industry, food, travel, sport and any other area where clients need to grab the customers attention!

Using text, photography, illustration and manipulating these in photoshop students completing the GCSE will complete a portfolio on themes such as festivals T-Shirts, Super heros, CD/Album design and Iconic posters. The course is 60% coursework and 40% exam. The exam is a small project and outcome which covers 12 weeks in year 11.

There are lots of Graphic Design courses at college either as an ‘A’ Level or as part of an art foundation course. The sort of jobs this is useful for are

  • Graphic Designer
  • Media
  • TV
  • Advertising
  • Journalism
  • Interior designer

3D Sculpture

3D

Aesthetic Pathway

3D sculpture is a course where you can realise your design ideas in 3 dimensions. You will have the chance to work with mod-roc, wire, paper mache and card. Your designs can be large or small and decorated to the limits of your imagination. Using lots of different materials you will create 2 of your designs into 3D during the coursework stage. The themes you may follow could include Masks, Shoes, Giant Cakes, Animal Heads and Weird and Wonderful Birds and Creatures. The course is 60% coursework and 40% exam. The exam is a small project and outcome which covers 12 weeks in year 11.

3D is a great example of how creative you are and how good you can model. There are lots of art and design courses at college.

  • Set design for the theatre and TV
  • Product design
  • Interior designer

FINE ART

3D

Fine art is our course for those students who enjoy traditional painting and drawing and can produce work to a high standard. This course will allow you to develop your skills and techniques and introduce you to watercolour, charcoal, soft pastel, oil pastel, ink & wax and a variety of other mixed materials.

Using lots of different techniques you will produce 2 canvas’s in the coursework stage from your sketchbook research and experiments. Themes in the past have included Sea life, Animals as Humans, Portraits, Abstract Forms, and Nature. The course is 60% coursework and 40% exam. The exam is a small project and outcome which covers 12 weeks in year 11.

Fine Art is a wonderful start to studying Art & Design at college either as an ‘A’ Level or part of a foundation course. The sort of jobs this is useful for are

  • Illustrator
  • Animation
  • Set design for the theatre and TV