Topic 3 Year 7 Art

Topic  Landscape
No of lessons  6
When is it happening  Term 3 Year 7
What students will learn? To study the landscape work of Van Gogh and the Post-Impressionist Movement. How to create a successful landscape piece considering perspective (foreground/middle ground and background). How to use mark making techniques to create texture as well as placing mark-making techniques to form tone.
Key Knowledge that students should know at the end of 'Topic' This is the knowledge that students will meet for the first time in this topic  What the Movement Post- Impressionism is about and how the Post-Impressionist movement was a reaction against Impressionism.  How Post-Impressionist artists were concerned with expressing emotion rather than depicting an exact scene. Understanding different landscapes scene's and  how landscapes show rural / urban / social / agriculture etc.
This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding  Students will have learned about the artist Van Gogh and will have studied his landscape pieces; particularly how mark making techniques have influenced the landscape  and how weather can impact the mood and movement of  a landscape.
Key Skills that students should be able to demonstrate at the end of 'Topic' This is the skills  that students will meet for the first time in this topic How to show perspective within a landscape composition showing depth. How to demonstrate texture using mark making, how to vary line thickness and to place marks to show tone, how to show layers in landscape using ink tonal washes, demonstrating careful use of mark-making.
This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop  How to create a mixed media piece layering a combination of materials. How to evoke a particular mood or weather scene using expressive marks.
Key vocabulary that students should know and understand Mark-making, Texture, Perspective, Foreground, Middle ground, Background, Tone, Depth, Overlapping, Layering, Expressive Brushstrokes, Pattern, Movement.
The Big Question  What is Post- Impressionism and how do I create a Post-Impressionist landscape?


 Key questions that students should be able to answer at the end of the 'Topic'

What is in a landscape how can perspective highlight different sections of a landscape composition?
How can I layer ink wash to show depth and perspective?
How I can show an expressive scene using texture and tone?
How I can explain different elements of a landscape by using mark making?