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