Year 8 Art Learning Map

Autumn Term Sep – Dec

Portraiture Project

  • Introduction to portraiture – proportion, tone and shadow
  • Draw a portrait with limited instructions
  • Draw the features of the face – proportion
  • Eyes, nose, mouth, ears
  • Outlining the contours
  • Mark making and texture
  • Skin tonal shading
  • Drawing a self portrait – scaling using grids
  • Self portrait study

Spring Term Jan – Apr

Lettering Project

  • Introduction and Logo design
  • Existing product drawings
  • Lettering drawing
  • Abstract composition
  • Hand drawn lettering

Summer Term 1 Apr – July

Illustration Project

  • What is Illustration?
  • Interpreting a text
  • Characteristics of the artists’ work: Paul Thirlby, Carson Ellis, Mary Blair
  • Composing final illustration
  • Front cover design
  • Creating a book
  • Art Timeline: Post Expressionism, Cubism, Abstract Art, Pop Art