Year 9 — Art

Term 1: Abstract Portraiture

We will explore a number of materials in the first term looking at the topic of abstract portraiture. Students will need to learn what abstract art is and will produce a number of portraits using different materials.

Summative Assessment: Students will be assessed on the unit of work as a whole and be given a level from Bronze-9.

Foundation

An underlying basis or principle.

Steam Punk

A genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.

Surrealism

A 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images.

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Term 3: Abstract Portraiture

We will continue the topic abstract portraiture by experimenting with 3D art and mixed media.

Summative Assessment: Students will be assessed on the unit of work as a whole and be given a level from Bronze-9.

Identity

The fact of being who or what a person or thing is.

Portrait

A painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders.

Nancy Standlee

Nancy Standlee is an Arlington, TX, award winning contemporary artist who has a hard time choosing her favourite medium. She paints cheerful and joyful paintings with bold expressive color in oil, acrylic, mixed media and collage.

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry CBE RA is an English contemporary artist. He is known for his ceramic vases, tapestries and cross-dressing, as well as his observations of the contemporary arts scene, and for dissecting British "prejudices, fashions and foibles".

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Term 3: Portraiture and proportions

Following on from abstract portraiture, students will be introduced to proportions and how to draw faces accurately.

Summative Assessment: Students will be assessed on the unit of work as a whole and be given a level from Bronze-9.

Graffiti

Writing or drawings scribbled, scratched, or sprayed illicitly on a wall or other surface in a public place.

Tag

A label attached to someone or something for the purpose of identification or to give other information.

Street Art

Artwork that is created in a public space, typically without official permission.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

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Term 4: Identity & Culture

We will be looking at how identity and culture has influenced art across the word. The students will first focus on Black art and how it has been used to celebrate their culture.

  • Spiritual
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  • Cultural

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Term 5: Identity & Culture

We will be continuing this project by looking at a number of different Eastern Asian art and how it has been used to celebrate their culture.

  • Spiritual
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  • Cultural

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Term 6: Identity & Culture Mixed media

Students will create artwork that encompasses their own identity and culture. They will need to refresh their memory of portraiture and proportions from term 3 and using mix media incorporate it into their own identity and culture project.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

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