Head of Department: Mr J Terry | jterry@scissett.com

Each pupil receives 1 hour of Art lessons per week. We try to cover as many disciplines and techniques as possible during the 3 years pupils attend Scissett Middle School.

"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."    Vincent Van Gogh


Year 6

  • Pupils study and demonstrate an understanding of basic colour theory.
  • Pupils look at and discuss the work of various artists such as: Georgia O’Keefe, Gustav Klimt and Vincent Van Gogh.
  • They then produce an oil pastel design based on the artists' work.
  • Pupils produce a multi-media design based on non-western art.
  • Pupils produce a design and then a ceramic tile based on any given theme.
  • Pupils will produce several prints using various techniques and materials.
  • Pupils will produce a still life painting based on any given theme.


Year 7

  • Pupils study and demonstrate an understanding of basic colour theory.
  • Pupils produce a painting and mixed media design based on a singular image. We call this exploded colour.
  • Pupils produce a multi-media design based on African art.
  • Pupils produce a design based on the four elements of fire, water, wind and earth.
  • Pupils will produce several prints using various techniques and materials.
  • Pupils will produce a still life painting based on any given theme.
  • Pupils will produce a card sculpture based on any given theme.


Year 8

  • Pupils study and demonstrate an understanding of basic colour theory.
  • Pupils look at and discuss the work of various pop artists such as: Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and Keith Haring.
  • Pupils produce a relief cast influenced by pop art.
  • Pupils produce a design based on abstract organic shapes.
  • Pupils will produce several mono-prints based on iconic images.
  • Pupils will produce a wire sculpture with mod-roc based on any given theme.
  • Pupils will produce a painting based on contrasting landscapes.

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