Art

Head of Faculty: Ms M.Tynegate

Introduction:

Art is a powerful form of communication and a means of expressing ideas and feelings.  The Faculty has a focus on helping our students to develop skills to expand their visual language.  In a world where the creative industries are increasingly dominant there are numerous careers that can be opened with a high quality Arts education.  The Art team aims to guide our students on their creative journeys.

Curriculum: 

Please click on the relevant year group to find information about curriculum delivery timeline, subject to change.

 
 

 

Extra Curricular

The Art Department offers a range of diverse opportunities to be involved in outside of lessons.  There are weekly clubs targeted for different year groups from GCSE coursework clinic times to years 7-9 Art club which assists with homework.  We have our yearly Art show which is an impressive display showing off the incredible talents of our students. Yearly, we run a whole school Art competition for students to submit entries to allowing students to creatively develop ideas on a theme. 

Throughout the year our links with the local community offer a varied range of Art activities to partake in.  From the Loughton scarecrow entry to Stowe House’s Open Art Competition.  Strong links with both MK Gallery and MK Arts Centre have allowed our students to work first hand with Artists in both making Art as well as workshops on getting into the Art world.  These links have seen students visit a range of galleries in both London and Birmingham as facilitated through MK Arts Centre.  These are very much opening doors to exciting opportunities beyond Denbigh and giving a wide opening insight into the multifarious world where Art can take you.

7 Tone and Texture

Exploring a range of pencil techniques along with cut papers and leading onto paint, students will through the different media explore the range of ways tone can be displayed on basic shapes and forms.

7 Colour

Once a firm understanding of colour has been grasped students explore images of rainforests to use their paint knowledge and colour theory together in a rainforest painting, developing their tone from mono colour to the spectrum of the colour wheel.

8 Portrait

Key face structures are looked at and a range of facial features explored when students begin their portraits. These culminate in an end outcome linked to an artist they explored, showing their understanding of style through their interpretation of the artists work.

8 Mexican Day of the Dead

Looking at the celebration festival, students explore key themes, producing a 3D outcome.

9 Surreal

After exploring surreal artists, students make their own collaged surreal landscape to which they then create their final drawings using biro as a medium for this outcome.

9 Culture

Looking at African masks in culture students used mixed media to draw their representation of a mask.  Selecting objects from their own chosen area of Africa, students develop composition skills and layering of media in a final composition preparing them successfully for the GCSE Art course.

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Year 7

Term Topic
Autumn 1st half term Tone and Texture
Autumn 2nd half term Tone and Texture
Winter 1st half term Colour Theory
Winter 2nd half term Colour Theory
Summer 1st half term Colour Theory
Summer 2nd half term Colour Theory

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Year 8

Term Topic
Autumn 1st half term Portraiture
Autumn 2nd half term Portraiture
Winter 1st half term Mexican Day of the Dead
Winter 2nd half term Mexican Day of the Deadt
Summer 1st half term Mexican Day of the Dead
Summer 2nd half term Mexican Day of the Dead

 

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Year 9

Term Topic
Autumn 1st half term Surrealism
Autumn 2nd half term Surrealism
Winter 1st half term African Culture Project
Winter 2nd half term African Culture Project
Summer 1st half term African Culture Project
Summer 2nd half term African Culture Project

 

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Year 10

Term Topic Details
Autumn
1st half term
  • Culture Project, focus on drawing skills.
  • AQA Art and Design, Fine Art 8202
  • Component 1 Portfolio
Following the skills but up during years 7,8 and 9 students begin work on a Culture project.  Through this, they can select a culture of their choosing to explore by drawing cultural images and artefacts.
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Culture project artist research and response
  • AQA Art and Design, Fine Art 8202/C
  • Component 1 Portfolio
Continuing the culture project students will be guided to selecting an artist linked to the culture, which will be used to develop and experiment with ideas, creating work, which visually shows this.
Winter
1st half term
  • Destroy project with a focus on drawing skills
  • AQA Art and Design, Fine Art 8202/C
  • Component 1 Portfolio
Students will follow Destroy project
Through this students will be drawing natural structures and/or portraits, using a variety of media and scales.
Winter
2nd half term
  • Destroy project artist research and response
  • AQA Art and Design, Fine Art 8202/C
    Component 1 Portfolio
Students will be guided in sourcing an artist to link into their project.
Summer
1st half term
  • Destroy project artist research and response
  • AQA Art and Design, Fine Art 8202/C
  • Component 1 Portfolio
Developing ideas through which a number of substantial works will be created which link students chosen artists and imagery together.
Summer
2nd half term
  • Final Outcome
  • AQA Art and Design, Fine Art 8202/C
  • Component 1 Portfolio
Students will made decisions on which area Destroy /Culture to turn into their final outcome. This outcome will bring together and show elements from all the preparation work done so far.

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Year 11

Term Topic Details
Autumn
1st half term
  • Final Outcome
  • AQA Art and Design, Fine Art 8202/C
  • Component 1 Portfolio
Presenting a final response from their chosen focus theme. Visually this will show links to drawings previously created and artists, creatively combining these into an end response.
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Final Outcome
  • AQA Art and Design, Fine Art 8202/C
  • Component 1 Portfolio
The final piece will show high levels of skill, creative thinking and links to artists looked at and
Winter
1st half term
  • Initial drawings
  • AQA Art and Design, Fine Art 8202/X
  • Component 2 Externally set assignment
 
Winter
2nd half term
  • Artist research and response
  • AQA Art and Design, Fine Art 8202/X
  • Component 2 Externally set assignment
Summer
1st half term
  • Final Outcome
  • AQA Art and Design, Fine Art 8202/X
  • Component 2 Externally set assignment
Exam – 10hours meeting AO4.
The preparation work on souring artists, drawing objects and imagery and the planning of the final piece has been completed in advance. During the exam time the final outcome will be produced and must be completed in this time only with all preparation work completed before commencing the exam hours. This will be over two consecutive days in the Art Rooms.

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Year 12

Term Topic Details
Autumn
1st half term
  • Artist research and initial recordings
  • AQA GCE AS Art and Design Fine Art
    7242/C
‘Built Environment’ project.  Using the artist John Piper and own images student will develop and build up ink work.
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Artist research and response
  • AQA GCE AS Art and Design Fine Art
    7242/C
Using the artist Ian Murphy and relief monotone students further develop their ideas and skills, with a number of final outcomes produced in response to these
Winter
1st half term
  • Initial recordings, artist research and responses
  • AQA GCE AS Art and Design Fine Art
    7242/X
Exam set task issued by AQA exam board.
Through drawing, selecting artists and creatively developing ideas by combining, to experiment and explore ideas.
Winter
2nd half term
  • Artist research and responses
  • AQA GCE AS Art and Design Fine Art
    7242/X
Through drawing and artists and creatively developing ideas by combining the two together.
Summer
1st half term
  • Final Outcome
  • AQA GCE AS Art and Design Fine Art
    7242/X
Exam – 10hours meeting AO4
All preparation work must be completed in advance of commencing the exam time, which will be over two consecutive days.  Visually the final outcome will show an end response to investigated ideas and themes.
Summer
2nd half term
  • Artist research and responses
  • AQA GCE A Level Art and Design Fine Art
    7202/C
A2 Portfolio, Personal investigation from their own starting point, students are individually guided on a theme of their choice to develop artwork from.

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Year 13

Term Topic Details
Autumn
1st half term
  • Artist research and responses
  • AQA GCE A Level Art and Design Fine Art
    7202/C
Creatively developing ideas by combining recordings and selected area of artists together.  Students will also produce a written element of extended response investigating into their artist and work between 1000-3000 words
Autumn
2nd half term
  • Artist research and responses
  • Final Outcome
  • AQA GCE A Level Art and Design Fine Art
    7202/C
Creatively developing ideas by combining recordings and selected area of artists together.
Winter
1st half term
  • Artist research and responses
  • AQA GCE A Level Art and Design Fine Art
    7202/X
 
Winter
2nd half term
  • Artist research and responses
  • AQA GCE A Level Art and Design Fine Art
    7202/X
Summer
1st half term
  • Final Outcome
  • AQA GCE A Level Art and Design Fine Art
    7202/X
Exam – 15hours meeting
All preparation work must be completed in advance of commencing the exam time, which will be over two consecutive days.  Visually the final outcome will show an end response to investigated ideas and themes.
 
 
 

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