Still Life Unit
Pupils will explore the theme of still life by experimenting with a range of media and learn how to represent their subject matter with a degree of realism. Pupils will learn how to describe form and perspective. They will learn about the ideas and work of relevant artists.
Pupils will learn how to represent the face by learning about facial proportions and how the shapes of the features change depending on feeling and viewpoint. Pupils will explore a range of artists’ approaches to the subject in a variety of media.
Pupils will work through the design process to produce a finished 3D solution to their brief. They will research their theme and solve problems as they develop ideas. Pupils will learn making skills in a variety of media and explore the work of relevant designers to help inform and inspire their own work.
Pupils will explore the work of figurative artists and how they communicate feelings and narratives in their work. Pupils will learn about human proportions use a range of creative approaches such as experimental drawing and photography.
Pupils will explore the theme of environment, either the local urban or natural environment. Pupils will explore printmaking techniques as well as other approaches to make their work. They will discuss and analyse the work of artists whose work is also concerned with environment.
Pupils will work through the design process to produce either lighting design or architecture. Pupils will develop both form and function in their design ideas before using a range of media and making skills to realise their design solutions. Pupils will refer to relevant designers to explore how they deal with form and function in their designs.
Major Project – Expressive Unit
Pupils will explore a theme by conducting visual research and investigate different media including photography to develop creative responses to their theme. Pupils will produce a finished artwork in either 2D or 3D and reflect on the process which led them to this. They will identify and research various artists to inform and inspire their work. Minor project- Expressive The minor project will allow pupils to build skills and gain knowledge in a more focused aspect of art practice.
Major Project – Design Unit
Pupils will work within a design context by interpreting a brief, conducting both thematic research and market research. They will develop ideas by exploring making techniques and present their ideas as well as a finished design product. They will evaluate their process as well as the success of their design product.
Minor Project – Design
The minor project will allow pupils to build skills and gain knowledge in a more focused aspect of design practice.
This course leads to National 3/4/5 Art and Design SQA courses.