Art KS3

Year 7 Topics

2D Art

3D Art

Students learn about the Art Formal Elements and complete drawing/ painting tasks and activities relevant to each one. Students learn about colour theory and draw objects from a primary and secondary source. Students develop their art skills to produce a composition based on the artist Michael Craig Martin.

Students learn and experiment with ceramic techniques and other sculpting methods and learn about the glazing and firing processes. They then develop ideas from drawing into clay. With a theme of monsters, students take inspiration from Pixar, Monster inc. and ceramic artists such as James DeRosso before designing and creating their own clay monster.


Year 8 Topics

2D Art

3D Art

Students learn about the basic proportion rules when drawing the human form and complete a series of figure drawings in different materials. They then study the art movement Futurism and work of related artists. Students complete a Robot design which they develop into a print and a Futurist style painting of a British Olympic/Paralympic athlete as final outcomes.

Students look at the work of artist’s and architect Antoni Gaudi and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Students build on the techniques, skills and knowledge they have learnt in year 7 to design and create a slab pot, decorated with patterns and natural forms inspired by the artists.


Year 9 Topics

2D Art

3D Art

Students follow a GCSE style project under the theme of 'War and Conflict'. For their preparatory work, they complete various observational studies of related objects, artefacts in a wide variety of materials. They study the life and work of related artists and respond to a clip from a war film in the style of cubism and a famous piece by Picasso. Students learn about the basic proportion rules when drawing the human face and complete a portrait of a famous person linked to the theme which they develop into a print. They then choose a sub-theme to focus on (e.g. WW2, Battle of Hastings, Anxiety/Depression) and produce a final outcome in any style and materials of their choice.

The theme is Surrealism where students investigate and develop ideas to create a mask. Students build on ceramic techniques and knowledge to investigate their own ideas, students have a lot more freedom and choice of a theme. Students are expected to present work creatively and neatly, produce an in depth artist study giving thoughts and opinions on the work. Students independently gather their sources on their individual theme, then refine ideas through drawings and clay testers to produce a quality surreal mask.





Ashby School Options information for Year 9 Students

December 2021 Dear Year 9 student and parents, We are so looking forward to welcoming you to Ashby School in August 2022 to complete your Key Stage 4 studies. As you know, you are able to choose some of the subjects you wish to study so, to help you make these choices, we are runn...

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Student Voice News

This half term, our student leadership team have been working fantastically hard. They have met with Mr Bellmore to work through the anti-bullying policy, where they provided some brilliant feedback moving forward. We have now created an Anti-Bullying action group who will meet with Mr Bellmore regu...

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Design Competition Finalist

A huge congratulations to former Ivanhoe College student, Megan Harris, who has made it through as a regional finalist for the Royal Mail’s –Heroes’ Stamp Design Competition 2021. Megan is one of only 120 young people to reach this stage of the competition, from a staggering 606,049 entr...

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