Art & Textiles KS4

 Art & Textiles KS4

Art and Design (Fine Art) 

Exam Board: AQA : Fine Art Specification

Fine art practice is defined here as the need to explore an idea, convey an experience or respond to a theme or issue of personal significance.  

Areas of study  

In Component 1 and Component 2 students are required to work in one or more area(s) of fine art, such as those listed below: 

Drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, lens-/light-based media, photography and the moving image, printmaking, mixed media and land art. 

They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas. 

Knowledge and understanding  

  • The way sources inspire the development of ideas, relevant to fine art.  
  • The ways in which meanings, ideas and intentions relevant to fine art can be communicated.

Skills  

Within the context of fine art, students must demonstrate the ability to: 

  • use fine art techniques and processes, appropriate to students’ personal intentions, for example: mark-making, monoprint, collagraph and block printing, assemblage, construction, carving, film and video and digital working methods. 

Use media and materials, as appropriate to students’ personal intentions, for example: 

  • charcoal, pastels, pen and ink, crayons and pencil  
  • watercolour, gouache, acrylic and oil paint 
  • found materials 
  • clay, wood and metal 
  • digital imagery 
  • different papers and surfaces on which to work. 

 

AQA Art and Design (Textile Design) 

Exam Board: AQA : Textile Design Specification

Textile design is defined here as the creation of designs and products for woven, knitted, stitched, printed or decorative textiles that might have a functional or non-functional purpose. 

Areas of study  

In Component 1 and Component 2 students are required to work in one or more area(s) of textile design, such as those listed below: 

  • art textiles 
  • fashion design and illustration 
  • costume design 
  • constructed textiles 
  • printed and dyed textiles 
  • surface pattern 
  • stitched and/or embellished textiles 
  • soft furnishings and/or textiles for interiors 
  • digital textiles 
  • installed textiles. 

They may explore overlapping areas and combinations of areas 

Knowledge and understanding  

  • The way sources inspire the development of ideas, relevant to textile design. 
  • The ways in which meanings, ideas and intentions relevant to textile design can be communicated.

Skills  

Within the context of textile design, students must demonstrate the ability to: 

  • use textile design techniques and processes, appropriate to students’ personal intentions, for example: weaving, felting, stitching, appliqué, construction methods and printing. 
  • use media and materials, as appropriate to students’ personal intentions, for example: inks, yarns, threads, fibres, fabrics, textile materials and digital imagery. 

 

If you would like any further information about the GCSE Art and Design qualifications, please talk to Miss Whiteside or Mr Atherton.