Art Curriculum Information

The Art curriculum at Queensmead School offers students exciting opportunities to explore a wide variety of creative processes and discover and learn about art and artists throughout history, up until the present day. Students will learn what it takes to be a practising artist whilst developing unique, creative outcomes. The Art department at Queensmead School sees every child’s artistic potential and endeavours to nurture creativity

Year 7

In year 7 students will learn about the formal elements of art and how to apply this to their own painting, 3D and printmaking responses and be introduced to a range of creative techniques and processes, including colour mixing and observational drawing.

Within the topic of International Art students will study both historical and contemporary artists with traditional cultural links to inform a range of outcomes, including a 3D outcome made from recycled materials.

The Natural Forms printmaking project will introduce students to and explore a range of printmaking techniques and processes and learn what it takes to be a professional printmaker.

Year 8

In year 8 students will study a range of historical art movements, including Cubism and Pop Art and discover how these movements have influenced artists working today.

Students will build upon their creative skills and knowledge of the formal elements through portraiture, typography, sculpture, ceramics and lino printing.

Year 9

In year 9 students are introduced to aspects of the GCSE curriculum and are given a foundation of skills and knowledge required to study art at GCSE level in following years. Students will work from a theme to produce unique and personal outcomes using more advanced techniques and processes ranging from pottery to photo manipulation.