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Prince William School

KS3 curriculum

During Years 7, 8 and 9, students will be working through projects designed to build up their art techniques, skills and processes knowledge, experience and understanding. Students will be given the opportunity to work with a wide variety of materials through which they can explore the various elements of Art and Design including colour, line, tone, texture, shape and pattern. They will have opportunities to work with watercolour and acrylic paints, pastels, pencils and crayons, clay and printing techniques, developing their confidence with these media. They will be taught how to critically analyse and appreciate the work of a variety of professional international artists and encouraged to try out different ways of working.

Year Group

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Year 7

Drawing data test

Theme: Still Life

Potential Outcome: Mixed Media Still Life composition

Still Life continued

Theme: Immediate Environment

Potential Outcome: Relief piece inspired by the Boyle family

Immediate Environment continued

Theme: Stained glass windows

Potential Outcome: black paper and tissue stained glass window

Stained glass windows continued

Year 8

Drawing data test

Theme: Portrait

Potential Outcome:

Painted self-portrait in an artist’s style

Portrait continued

Theme: Pop Art

Potential Outcome: 3d packaging/biscuits

Pop Art continued

Theme: Perspective

Potential Outcome: Foreground, middle ground, background relief painting

Perspective continued

Year 9

Drawing data test

Theme: Gargoyles

Potential Outcome: Clay gargoyle

Gargoyles continued

Theme: Dreamscapes/Chagall

Potential Outcome:

Extension of Chagall piece

Dreamscapes continued

Theme: Colour

Potential Outcome: Abstract composition

Colour continued