Topic 2 Year 9 Art & Design

Art & Design
Topic  Human Anatomy and Skulls
No of lessons  13 
When is it happening  Term 2 Year 9
What will students learn Students will learn how science and art are closely linked in terms of artists who combine the two and how human anatomy is natures own masterpiece. They will learn how to select resources to inspire their own artwork and how to combine media to create a contemporary piece of art inspired by science and anatomy. 
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  How artists use human anatomy as inspiration and how this is closely linked with science and medical illustration. How the human skull is a symbol that has been used within art and by several cultures throughout art history. 
This is knowledge that students may have met before but will need to deepen their understanding  The knowledge of how to successfully manipulate art materials to create a desired effect. 
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 combine images and resources to inspire your own design. 
This is skills that students may have met before but will need to develop  Use of tone using pencil, pencil crayon and paint. Mixed media techniques of ink washes and combining different media, observational drawing techniques. 
Key vocabulary that students should know and understand

Anatomy, Histology, Medical Illustration, Anatomical, Microscopic,  Tone, Mixed Media, Composition, Observation, Inspiration, Contemporary, Tone, Form, Mark Making, Wet on Wet, Watercolour Blooms, Stipple, Scumble, Underpainting, Layering.

The Big Question  How to combine Art and Science?


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

Which artists have used science as their inspiration for their artwork? How are science and art linked? 
How to accurately draw a human organ? 
How to add tone to create form and mark making to create texture to my human organ? 
Who is Kaitlin Walsh and how does she combine art and science? How do I  work in her style using watercolour techniques?  
How do I create patterns that look like cells using the watercolour techniques I practiced? 
How have skulls been used throughout art history and what do they represent? What is Day of the Dead and Steam Punk? 
How to draw a skull that is inspired by my choice of steam punk or Day of the Dead? 
How to add my own choice of media to my skull design?