In Art our aim is to provide a sense of security and an atmosphere of respect out of which pupil’s creativity can flourish. We encourage our pupils to engage with all aspects of art, craft and design and work together to develop the quality and range of courses, facilities and experiences available to our pupils. We recognise our responsibility for raising pupil’s awareness and understanding of the potential future opportunities available through a good education in a creative subject. We look to share our passion for the subject, subsequently engaging, enthusing and building the confidence of every pupil.
Pupils experience a range of methods, media, materials and techniques. They will study a variety of areas including drawing, painting, sculpture, print-making and textiles. Our hope is that our pupils gain knowledge and understanding of a range of processes and themes, enabling them not only to express themselves but to develop a deeper sense of understanding about influences of art all around them.
At KS3 three the students explore a range of artists, materials, and techniques through the following themes:-
- Colour creativity and mark making
- Units and clusters
- Sugar Skulls
- Still life
At KS4 Students study Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Art and Design Practice. The pupils will complete projects on the themes of Hybrids - Vegan Cookbook - Change of the Weather. At the end of the course all students will sit a controlled test set by the exam board.
For more information on extracurricular provision please contact Mr B Salmon, Teacher of Art.