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Art & Design Faculty

The Art faculty at The Avon Valley School is a creative and exciting place to be. We are an enthusiastic team of teachers who pride ourselves on getting the best out of our students and strive to ensure that they all reach their full potential, whatever their ability. During their journey through the world of art, students will look at a range of artists, use a multiple of media and learn a vast amount of new skills. Our aims are to challenge and inspire students and provide engaging and innovative learning experiences.  

A brief overview of the topics covered by the faculty

Art

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Blending colour crayons, pastels and watercolours

3D object in clay

Drawing from observation, in proportion and in specific styles

A range of drawing styles and techniques.

Understanding how to be inspired by a range of different artists


Fish Project

Portrait Project

Observational Drawing

Impressionism

Matisse Cut Outs

Graffiti styles

How to draw in 3D using crayons, pastels and oils

Create a 3D object clay/Mod Roc

Perspective Drawings

Painting

Personal design element

Drawing in proportion

Pattern and colour

Control use of different media


Henry Moore Project

The Scream

Eye Project

Henry Rousseau

Observational

Pop Art

Wooden Figure

Introduction to the OCR Art GCSE.


Mini GCSE project based on Shells - looking at a range of media and techniques

Benchmarking to support students with individual themes and techniques to use


Experimenting with a range of techniques and media to promote independent, creative thinking, students will be able to express thoughts and feelings through outcomes and learn to appreciate art throughout their lives

Courses currently offered by the faculty

Art 

OCR Art and Design – Fine Art (J171) GCSE graded 9 – 1 

Students will work on their own individual projects where they will explore ideas, experiment with media, materials, techniques and processes. They will then present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding.

Course structure

Art and Design – Fine Art - Portfolio

Students select their own topic of choice and work independently with one to one teacher tutorials to create a body of experiments and work to lead on to creating a purposeful and meaningful final piece of art.

Art and Design – Fine Art – Externally Set Task

Students are given 5 different themes set by the exam board. Students will follow the same pattern as the portfolio work but working under one of the exam board themes. The final piece of art work is completed in 10 hours under exam conditions (Spread over 3/4 days)

How it's assessed

Portfolio, non-exam assessment worth 60%

(internally assessed and externally moderated)

How it's assessed

Externally set task, 10 hours non exam assessment worth 40%

(internally assessed and externally moderated)

Exam board specification link

Textiles

OCR Art and Design – Textile Design (J174)  GCSE graded 9 – 1 

Students will work on their own individual projects where they will explore ideas, experiment with media, materials, techniques and processes. They will then present a personal and meaningful response that realises intentions and demonstrates understanding.

Course structure

Art and Design – Textile Design - Portfolio

Students select their own topic of choice and work independently with one to one teacher tutorials to create a body of experiments and work to lead on to creating a purposeful and meaningful final piece of art



Art and Design – Textile Design – Externally Set Task

Students are given 5 different themes set by the exam board. Students will follow the same pattern as the portfolio work but working under one of the exam board themes. The final piece of Art work is completed in 10 hours under exam conditions (spread over 3-4 days)

How it's assessed

Portfolio, non-exam assessment  worth 60%

(internally assessed and externally moderated)

How it's assessed

Externally set task, 10 hours non exam assessment worth 40%

(internally assessed and externally moderated)

Exam board specification link 







Art Staff

Mrs J Smart

Faculty Leader for Art and Technology
jsmart@avonvalleyschool.uk

Mrs C White

Teacher of Art
cwhite@avonvalleyschool.uk

Mrs P Bal

Teacher of Art
pbal@avonvalleyschool.uk

Mrs H Barnard

Teacher of Art
hbarnard@avonvalleyschool.uk

Mrs H Francis

Faculty Technician
hfrancis@avonvalleyschool.uk

D&T Staff

Mr J Murphy

Subject Leader of Product Design
jmurphy@avonvalleyschool.uk

Mrs S Elson

Teacher of Food Technology
selson@avonvalleyschool.uk

Mrs C Jesson

Subject Leader of Textiles
cjesson@avonvalleyschool.uk

Miss L Cowen

Food Technician
lcowen@avonvalleyschool.uk

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