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Learning through culture and the arts leads to creative thinking, confidence and problem solving – all skills that are prized by employers and which young people need.
GCSE ART AND DESIGN GCSE ART AND DESIGN - FINE ART GCSE ART AND DESIGN – TEXTILES
GCSE ART AND DESIGN FINE ART/TEXTILES WHAT DO YOU DO? 2 to 3 Projects set by your teacher (Portfolio) – starts in September of Year 10 e.g. Food in Art, Graffiti, Identity and Natural Forms. 1 Exam Project – starts from February of Year 11 UNTIL APRIL Exam Questions set by AQA
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A PROJECT? Cover Assessment Objectives set by AQA. 1.Looking at and responding to the work of artists. 2.Experimenting and refining ideas using a range of media and coming up with your own ideas for a final piece. 3.Recording observations. 4.Final Piece.
FINE ART or TEXTILES? Both options have coursework projects set by the teacher. Assessment Objectives are the same. Exam papers have different questions. Different materials/techniques used.
WHAT YOU DO IN FINE ART You will have the opportunity to do a range of painting, sculpture, land art, installation, printmaking, photoshop, animation, drawing, photography, film, graphics, video or mixed media.
WHAT YOU DO IN TEXTILES Skills such as batik, silk painting, stencil printing, bonding, embellishment, bead making, drawing, painting, photography, computer manipulation and many others are developed.
PROJECT ENHANCEMENT Previous students have: Worked at Sunfield School alongside practising artists. Worked on projects with Primary Schools. Taken part in a drawing day looking at the architecture and architectural detail at Worcester Cathedral. Taken part in a printing workshop at Stourbridge College. Taken part in a photo manipulation workshop. Worked with visiting artists. Visited the Stourbridge college Art Foundation course exhibition.
ART IS USEFUL FOR ANY CAREER/JOB Fine Art/Textiles is a great compliment to any other GCSE as it: Develops your creativity, thinking, communication and team work skills. Students become: reflective learners, self managers Prepares students for future learning in a wide range of subjects. Learning through culture and the arts leads to creative thinking, confidence and problem solving – all skills that are prized by employers and which young people need.
SOME JOBS REQUIRE ART AND DESIGN/TEXTILES ANIMATOR STAGE/SET DESIGNER ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHER CARTOONIST FASHION DESIGNER MAKE UP ARTIST ILLUSTRATOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER PRIMARY OR SECONDARY TEACHER COSTUME DESIGNER ART THERAPIST ARCHITECT GALLERY CURATOR JOBS IN TV/FILM MAKING BEAUTY CONSULTANT AND MANY MANY MORE................. VIDEO GAMES DESIGNER TEXTILE DESIGNER JEWELLER
SO WHY WOULD YOU CHOOSE ART? No written exam, and you will be given the exam paper in February before taking the exam in April. No essays to do, all work at GCSE is practical. Learn exciting new techniques. Discover techniques you are good at that you might not have tried before. Basic art skills are essential. However, you will pick up many of these requirements during the course, and you will find that by the end you are much more creative than you were before, and you will have made pieces of artwork that you could not have dreamed of making before!
SO WHY WOULD YOU CHOOSE ART? Develop your work in your own time if you want to. Lots of independence, not too controlling, you can develop your own ideas to express yourself in a wide variety of media. You will be given the chance to express your individuality. You can work together with your friends to share ideas.
MYTHS ABOUT ART GCSE Too much work! There is no more work than any other subject, but you must make sure you keep up to date with your homework. You have to be good at drawing You will need to do some drawing but not loads as most of the time will be spent learning and using other techniques, you can express yourself in lots of different ways. You should only choose Art if you want to be an artist or designer Not necessarily. Of course, if you want a career in the Arts you will have to do GCSE but the skills you learn are transferable to many other careers including : forensic science, law, medicine, business.
7 REASONS THE ARTS ARE IMPORTANT 1.They are languages that all people speak that cut across racial, cultural, social, educational, and economic barriers and enhance cultural appreciation and awareness. 2.They provide opportunities for self-expression, bringing the inner world into the outer world of concrete reality. 3.They develop both independence and collaboration. 4.They make it possible to use personal strengths in meaningful ways and to bridge into understanding sometimes difficult abstractions through these strengths. 5.They improve academic achievement -- enhancing test scores, attitudes, social skills, critical and creative thinking. 6.They exercise and develop higher order thinking skills including analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and "problem-finding." 7.They provide the means for every student to learn.