In year 7 students will be introduced to a broad range of new techniques, materials, artists and themes. These experiences will set the foundations for developing as an effective artist and creative thinker. Drawing is seen as a fundamental art skill and in term 1 they will begin to develop a more realistic style of drawing and are taught the importance of keen observation, accurate line and use of tone. Students will be taught how to use a variety of visual language techniques in order to express specific ideas and emotions successfully. They will be encouraged to take responsible risks and become creative thinkers. Techniques will support the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and creativity.They will explore these skills through a project about monsters. This will support links with the English curriculum where they will be looking at Gothic horror and relevance in their lives with the build up to Halloween.