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Falinge Park High School

Opening Doors; Unlocking Potential

Art

Mr Adam Walker – Head of Art

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”

– Albert Einstein

Compelling Learning in Art
Within Art ‘Creativity and Learning’ is built upon the foundations of effective activities but creativity goes much further. We develop this by combining creative thinking, problem solving and building a creative learning environment and nurturing a creative and compelling learning ethos.
Within the Art compelling learning environment we develop the ‘Creative Process’ of making something of value that is also ‘Original’ – be it a painting, an idea, a solution, a relationship or a message. We develop a set of beliefs and attitudes as much as a toolbox of skills and knowledge. A creative outlook then leads naturally to high quality classroom activities carried out and creative learners being created.

Curriculum
Within KS3 use the following projects to develop both pupils skills and creativity:

Project 1:Settlements, People and Invasion
Within this project pupils learn about perspective and the development of styles building across different cultures.

Project 2:Other Worlds
In this project pupils look at the world through a microscope and develop clay sculptures based upon their findings.

Project 3:Futurism
Pupils develop their understanding of the human figure and link this developing understanding to ‘Futurism’ and the idea of inferring movement through different materials..

Project 4:An Unequal World
Pupils look at how messages can be relaid through Art. They develop designs that are inspired from their growing understanding of methods to draw text and create drawing from observing objects.

Project 5:Enlightenment, Invention and Innovation
Pupils look at the changing reason behind ‘Art’ and how invention has contributed to this and caused the need for change. They look at ‘Cubism’ and look at how and why it was developed.

Project 6:Landscape
Pupils look at the way in which landscapes can be developed can be effected not only by style but also technique.

KS4:

We use the following project as vehicles to build upon previous Knowledge, Skills and Creative Process. They also get the opportunity to work with an extended range of materials such as Oil Paints, Ceramic, different types of printing etc.
Artist Study and Cultural Mask Projects:
These involve pupils understanding the reasons behind the styles of Art that they are looking at and learning not only to identify key characteristics but also how to build that understanding into the decisions that they are making when creating their own original work.

Enrichment
Within Art we have an open door policy and welcome pupils who wish to be creative and practice their skills and develop their work further at lunchtimes and after school. Alongside this we offer ‘Art Therapy Club’, ‘Illustration Cub’ and ‘Drawing clubs’ and are hoping to offer ‘Ceramic club’ and Printing in the near future.

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