Autumn Term Sep – Dec
Formal Elements: Line
Introduction to the formal elements. Line:
How artist’s use line, types of line, contour lines, descriptive lines, expressive lines, geometric lines, organic lines
Exploring mark making
Contour lines and descriptive lines: studies of objects from the seaside using pencil and pen
Exploring expressive line
Geometric lines: studies of objects from the seaside
Organic lines: studies of objects from the seaside
Artist links: Ernst Haeckel, Yellena Janes
Formal elements of shape and form
- Introduction to shape and form – learning about the difference between the two.
- How artists use shape and form.
- Organic shapes, geometric shapes, positive and negative shapes, organic forms, geometric forms. Organic shapes. Producing studies of flowers and plants.
- Geometric shapes. Producing studies of flowers and plants.
- Positive and negative shapes. Producing studies of flowers and plants.
- Organic forms. Producing studies of flowers and plants
- Geometric forms. Producing studies of flowers and plants.
- Combining organic and geometric forms. Producing studies of flowers and plants.
- Artist links: Sara Simblet, Karl Blossfeldt, Margaret Mee
KNOWLEDGE ORGANISER: Formal elements summary sheet, terminology and artist links.
Spring Term Jan – Apr
Formal Elements: Tone
Introduction to tone. What is tone?
Terminology relating to tone. Highlights, shadows, tints, tones, atmosphere, contrast, value, depth, illusion of tone, mixing tones, shading, hatching, crosshatching, stippling, monotone, duo tone
Shading: hatching, cross hatching, contour hatching, stippling. Practicing using tone by producing studies of tree bark and driftwood.
Mixing tones. Practicing using tone by producing studies of tree bark and driftwood.
Depth and distance. Contrast and focus. Practicing using tone by producing studies of tree bark and driftwood.
Summer Term 1 Apr – July
Formal Element of Colour
- How we view colour
- Types of colours primary, secondary and tertiary colours
- Tints, tones and shades
- Colour terminology. Colour relationship, harmonious colour, strength of colour, emotional response to colour, mood and atmosphere, warm and cool colours
- The colour wheel
- Monochromatic colour,complementary colours
- Artist links: Archimboldo, Paul Cezanne, Georgina Luck, Susannah Blaxhill
- We will be drawing in rich colours found in fruits and vegetables
Elements of pattern
- What is pattern
- Motifs, Regular pattern, Block repeat, Half drop, Mirrored pattern, Rational Pattern, Irregular pattern, Complex pattern, Geometric pattern
- Patterns in expressive art
- Artists: William Morris, Walter Crane, Piet Monfrian, Charles Voysey, Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Paul Klee, Gustav Klusis
- Pupils will produce patterns based on insects with a digital outcome using Photopea.