“Life is a canvas, We are the paint.”
Art comes in many forms and is always made to envoke a reaction or feeling, we always put passion into every piece we do and this shows year on year in the amazing pieces we exhibit for all to see. We offer an environment where pupils find the creative process enjoyable and rewarding and encourage the research and investigation of ideas. We develop young artists into passionate artists who appreciate the richness and variety of Art within other cultures.
At Key Stage 3 the department offers students the opportunity to work with a variety of materials and techniques, aiming to develop knowledge and understanding in line with National Curriculum requirements. Students are encouraged to work in ways that will prepare them for the rigour of GCSE coursework. Working in a style in keeping with coursework also gives students a clear idea of whether they want to choose Art as one of their options.
Year 10 and 11 students will be required to use sketchbooks as a means for recording, researching, exploring, developing and documenting ideas. It will be a record of an individual’s observations, experiences, opinions and visual ideas, showing progression in knowledge, understanding and skills. Students are encouraged to work with a variety of materials and techniques, producing prep work in sketchbooks and developing their own ideas towards a final result. The course is based on themes designed to allow maximum opportunity for analysis, creativity and imaginative use of materials and imagery. Diversity of response and an experimental approach is encouraged to enable individuals to express what they see, think and feel in their own way while realising their intentions in the making of artwork.