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Fine Art

Students will be introduced to a variety of experiences and explore a range of fine art media, techniques and processes.

Candidates will explore relevant images, along with artefacts and resources relating to fine art, past and present, European and non-European. This will be integral to the investigating and making process allowing the candidates to demonstrate their understanding of different styles, genres and traditions.

Students will explore drawing using a variety of methods and media and should use sketch books/workbooks/journals to underpin their work and realise the importance of ‘process’ as well as ‘product’. Areas of study include:

  • Painting and drawing
  • Mixed media, including collage and assemblage
  • Mono-printing
  • Photography

Skills

  • Appreciation of colour, tone, texture, shape and form
  • Understand pictorial space and composition
  • Different approaches to recording images, such as observation, analysis, expression and imagination
  • Understanding the conventions of figurative/representative and abstractive/non-representational imagery or genres.

Knowledge and Understanding

  • How ideas and feelings and meanings can be conveyed and interpreted in images and artefacts
  • Historical and contemporary developments and different styles and genres
  • How images and artefacts relate to social, environmental, cultural and/or ethical contexts and to the time and place in which they were made
  • Continuity and change in different styles, genres and traditions relevant to Fine Art.
  • The working vocabulary and specialist terminology.

Content

  • Observational drawing/painting
  • Thematic work and how to research and develop ideas.

Assessment

This will be continuous over the first two terms and will make up the course work portfolio and will carry 50% of the marks. A set project will be given at the end of the Spring Term which will carry the remaining 50% of the marks.