Areas covered within the specification:
Students are required to work in one or more area(s) of fine art, such as those listed below. They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas:
- drawing and painting
- mixed-media, including collage and assemblage
- printmaking (relief, intaglio, screen processes and lithography)
- moving image and photography.
Skills and techniques
Students will be expected to demonstrate skills in all of the following:
- appreciation of different approaches to recording images, such as observation, analysis, expression
- awareness of intended audience or purpose for their chosen area(s) of fine art
- understanding of the conventions of figurative/representational and abstract/non-representational
imagery or genres
- appreciation of different ways of working, such as, using underpainting, glazing, wash and impasto;
modelling, carving, casting, constructing, assembling and welding; etching, engraving, drypoint,
mono printing, lino printing, screen printing, photo silkscreen and lithography
- understanding of pictorial space, composition, rhythm, scale and structure
- appreciation of colour, line, tone, texture, shape and form.
Students should produce practical and critical/contextual work in one or more areas of study, for example, drawing, painting, mixed-media, sculpture, ceramics, installation, printmaking, moving image (video, film, animation) and photography.
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Methods of delivery:
In class with practical lessons, theoretical research and private study portfolio development.
Students will be expected to work continuously upon their work, home work will be set as per the expectation of the college.
Trips / Visits:
These can vary from photographic tours to visits to art galleries and museums.