Aim Of Course

Art and Design enables learners to have a rich opportunity to be creative and to experience inspiration and enjoyment.  Pupils explore a wide range of two and three dimensional media and technologies through practical activities, and create, express and communicate their ideas.  They study work by a variety of artists to enhance their enjoyment and deepen their knowledge.

Course Content

Pupils work on projects throughout the term. They are introduced to various materials and create work observing the different visual elements.  During the year pupils will be encouraged to develop their hand and eye co-ordination skills along with their observational recording. Topics will include:-  exploring line, colour mixing, introduction to pattern and texture, composition, designing, portraiture and working in three dimensions.  Pupils will investigate various artists related to their project work. Art and Design is a Senior Phase subject.

Pupils are given the opportunity to work on seasonal topics throughout the year.  Coursework links with the experiences and outcomes of the Curriculum for Excellence and to SQA certification in the Senior Phase at appropriate level.

Homework

Pupils are encouraged to collect visuals, research in magazines and on the internet as and when appropriate to each project.

Assessment Arrangements

Pupils are continually verbally assessed and given individual targets within the class.  They are encouraged to talk with their peers through informal presentations/discussion of their own individual work and that of their class peers.  Photographic and or video evidence of work will be gathered for assessment purposes.

Reporting

Reporting takes the form of annual reviews and written reports.  Parents and carers are able to discuss their children’s progress during two annual parents’ evenings.

It is always beneficial for children of all ages to be encouraged when possible to explore art galleries when at all convenient.  Art and design is an important part of all our daily lives.