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Expressive Arts

Vision

Expressive arts; enabling students express, explore and evolve by sparking curiosity and igniting imaginations

At Holgate Meadows and Heritage Park schools, we endeavour to harness the power of Expressive Arts to enhance students learning experiences and help them to evolve as individuals.

We understand the transformative effect that engaging with the expressive arts can have on individuals and communities. We aim to provide students the opportunity to broaden their understanding of themselves and the world around them. We want expressive arts to enable our students to explore ideas, be self-reflective, to embrace mistakes, take creative risks and work imaginatively; embracing the new and unknown.

End Points

Through Expressive arts we hope to evolve our students to become;

Independent learners who can express themselves, think innovatively, meet challenges positively and find imaginative solutions to problems and who have developed knowledge, understanding and skills related to a wide range of expressive arts.

Confident individuals who have developed self-awareness, self-discipline, resilience, commitment and confidence through exploring their own ideas, experiences and feelings, through successful participation  

Effective contributors who can confidently express their creativity, work collaboratively and communicate with others, and in so doing, show initiative, dependability, leadership, community pride & spirit, and enterprise.

Creative thinkers who explore ideas, consider alternative solutions and points of view; thinking outside the box.  To be able to be self-reflective and to realise making mistakes can be liberating and open up new opportunities.

Expressive arts Subject domains

Create – Practical skills and techniques

Experience and develop a wide range of practical process, techniques and media to facilitate self-expression

Express - Creativity, ideas and expression.

Cultivate confidence to explore and present ideas. To work imaginatively through a variety of ways.

Discover – Knowledge and understanding.

To investigate a wide range of art movements, historical and cultural influence. To increase technical know-how and subject methodology

Explore - Analysis and evaluation

Develop self and peer constructive criticism skills as a means to reflect and improve their own work. Study the work of others to inform their own ideas and work progress

Key Propositional Knowledge

Key Procedural Knowledge

Key Concepts:

 

Students will know:

 

Subject Specific Knowledge

Art timeline

Art movement – the following list in not exhaustive, students should explore at least one from each category including none western and work from other cultures

 

Prehistory e.g

                Roman

                Greek

                Cave painting

                Chinese dynasty

                Indigenous peoples

               

Classics e.g

                Renaissance

                Mannerism

                Rococo

                Baroque

                Gothic

                Impressionism

                etc

Modern

                Expressionism

                Art deco

                Art Nouveau 

                Cubism

Surrealism

Pop Art

Abstract expressionism

etc

Contemporary

                Urban/street/graffiti ArtYBA

                Graphic/comic artists

                Conceptual

                Land art

                Etc

 

Colour theory

Primary, secondary and tertiary colours

Tones shades and hues

Hot and cold colours

Complementary/opposites and analogous/harmonious colours

Translucent and opacity

Contract, highlights and shadows

 

Portrait principals

Facial proportions

Body proportions

 

Still life principals

Background for ground

Balance

Composition

 

Landscapes/Architecture principles

Horizon lines

Vanishing points

Perspective and scale

2 and 3 point perspective

 

Geometric and organic shapes

Positive and negative space

Horizontal and vertical

Parallel, perpendicular

 

Symmetry, asymmetry,  balance and chaos

Pattern and repetition

 

Technical process’s of practical skills and methods

health and safety practices of technical methods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students will be able to:

Individual work

Group work

 

Sketchbook work

Paper stretching

Working on canvas

Murals

 

Works from primary and secondary sources

 

Constructive critism

Analyse art

Annotate

 

Drawing

Methods and techniques

Observational drawing

Expressive drawing

Technical drawing

Line drawing

Shading

Subtractive drawing

Mark making

Enlargements

Cross hatching

Mediums

Pencil

Charcoal

Graphite stick

Soft pastel

Oil Pastel

Pen and ink

 

Painting

Methods and techniques

Colour blocking

Colour mixing

Colour washes

Dry brushing

Scumbling

Stippling

Dabbing

Sgraffito

Dripping

spraying

marbling

Impasto

 

Mediums

Poster paint

gouache

Water colour

Acrylic

Spray paint

ink

 

Printmaking

Methods and techniques

Lino

Screen print

Mono print

Relief and bas relief

Intaglio

Block

Stencil

frottage

 

3d arts/mixed media

Methods and techniques

Clay and ceramics

Oil based clay

Moulding and casting

Mod roc

Plaster

Cardboard

Papier-mâché

Mosaics

Collage

Paper making

Scrapbooking

Recyclables

 

Textiles

Hand Sewing

applique

Machine sewing

Tie and dye

Batik

Silk painting

Screen printing

Block printing

 

Lens based art

 

Digital photograph

GIMP/Photoshop/photo editing apps

Tradition developing

Photo montage

Stop frame animation

Flick books

 

Topics/projects/themes

Not exhaustive but students should cover these amongst others as a topic focus or as part of a wider scheme of work

Portraits

Landscapes

Architecture

Natural forms

Manmade forms

Geometric and organic shapes and pattern

Broader Cultural links

Music

TV and film

Books and literature

Festivals and celebrations

 

Multicultural links must be included but should for part of a wider theme of study. Showing equal value, relevance and influence to western modern work