KS3 Art (Yr 7)

Curriculum Overview


Point in Year

Unit of Work Title

Starting Point

Curriculum Content

Core Knowledge

Curriculum Content

Core Skills

Mid-term and Final  Assessments

Autumn Term 1


  • Colour Theory
  • Painting Techniques
  • Artist Research- Michael Craig Martin & Hundertwasser
  • Observing Line
  • Exploring control of colour
  • Research

September Baseline Drawing Test.

Autumn Term 2


  • Pattern and Shapes
  • Colour Blending
  • Composition
  • Observing Pattern
  • Refining Accuracy
  • Evaluating
  • Literacy in Art

Produce a final piece inspired by Michael Craig Martin/ Hundertwasser using mixed media.

Spring Term 1&2

Identity Project

  • Specialist Techniques
  • Artist Research- tbc
  • Mixed Media
  • Composition
  • Design
  • Incorporating Textiles Art
  • Photography
  • Independent working
  • Ceramics
  • Expressing opinion/ emotion/ stories through Art

Final art piece

Summer Term   1&2

Recycle  Project

  • Artist History Research- tbc
  • Art and the environment- exploring worldwide issues through Art.
  • 3d Artwork
  • Installation art
  • Collaboration

Final Art Piece- 3D

Opportunities to explore new media (Ceramics/ lasercutter/ 3d Printer)