At the art department in The Ruth Gorse Academy, students will develop an appreciation for a range art styles and movements, artists and craftsmen. Through their study of existing artworks the students will develop their written analysis skills. Through out each year the students will experiment with a range of media and develop their 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional art techniques.
The first project introduces the students to the formal elements of art through the topic title still life.
Within this module the students will develop their observational drawing skills and have the opportunity to explore marking making techniques and drawing with different materials.
Within this project the students will discover a range of still life artists such as; Paul Cezanne and Pablo Picasso. The students will have the opportunity to develop their artist research and written analysis skills.
Throughout the project the students will have the opportunity to develop their collage techniques, painting and colour mixing skills and observational drawing – through a self-portrait.
Within this project the students will have the opportunity to build upon their artist research and written analysis skills.
The project presents students with the opportunity to develop their 3-Dimensional skills, as they will create a relief sculpture inspired by buildings in Leeds city centre.
The project allows for students to develop their 2-Dimensional art skills as they explore printing alongside, mark making and expressive drawing.
During this project the students will produce a final piece inspired by German Expressionism and war imagery.
Students will explore a range of 2D media from pencil, oil pastels and paint. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of composition as they create a final piece based on Pop art
During extracurricular art club students will explore art styles and techniques from different cultures. This term the club will be exploring Egyptian art. Within the sessions students will create clay jewellery and medals.