In Art we aim to develop our Creative and Critical thinking, Develop practical skills in Drawing, Printing, Painting and 3D modelling and learn to develop and express opinions on Artists work and Art around us from a knowledgeable  and articulate basis.

With so many mediums to use and techniques to try there is always going to be an aspect of Art you can excel at!

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  • Module 1: Skills based workshops
  • Module 2: Printing, painting, how to research and analyse artists
  • Module 3: Art History timeline
  • Module 4: Kandinsky
  • Module 5: Hepworth, Edvard Munch
  • Module 6: Mantegna, Pollock
  • Module 1: African Art
    Traditional African pattern. Understanding use of masks within traditional culture. Designing masks. Stencil cutting and mixed media trials.
  • Module 2: African Art
    Lino cutting techniques. Lino cut final designs. Evaluation of work. Research into Romauld Hazoume and Picasso.
  • Module 3: African Art
    Shield design.Clay modelling and 3D media exploration. Clay/ Plaster used.
  • Module 4: Landscape/ Our Environment
    What makes landscapes aesthetically pleasing? How can an artist turn something mundane into something beautiful? Exploration of artsists work and analysis. John Piper/ Anslem Kiefer/ Hockney. Mono printing techniques with watercolour.
  • Module 5: Landscape
    Our environment. Painting techniques, Mono printing, Photography of the local area.
  • Module 6: Landscape
    Our Environment. Large Painting developed from own photo. Digital manipulation. Exploration of Pop Art. Evaluation skills.
  • Module 1: Portraiture
    What is portraiture? How has it served a purpose throughout history? How does a portrait tell a story? Exploration of Chuck Close. Gridded drawing techniques. Mono print techniques. Exploration into Giacometti’s layered printing techniques.
  • Module 2: Portraiture
    Self Portraiture. Is a selfie a Portrait? Does it tell a story? Working from own photos, creating as series of self portraits. Layered Mono printing. Collage and mixed media. Looking at emotion in Portraiture. Exploring the work of Francis Bacon.
  • Module 3: Portraiture
    Chiaroscuro. How has it been used throughout history in Portraiture and why. Looking at the work of Kathe Kollowitz. Creating Chiaroscuro in your own photos. Gridded drawing assessment from Chiaroscuro photos.
  • Module 4: Close up
    A miniature world of Photography. Looking at the work of Slinkachu. Creating Photography. Understanding the mechanics of a camera. Shutter speeds and Macro photography. Group work to create a series of own phots.
  • Module 5: Close up
    Exploring texture in black and white photography. Creating an abstract image using Macro photography techniques. Exploring the work of Edward Weston. Analysis, evaluation and charcoal studies. Creating plaster casts of a pepper.
  • Module 1: Initial Foundation project
    Pupil choice of topic ‘Skulls’/ ‘Flowers’/ Food. Exploration through a series of 2D studies. Own photography/ Pencil/ Printing and Painting.
  • Module 2: Initial Foundation project
    3D exploration of media. Latex/ Plaster casting/ Clay sculpture. Relevant artist research and analysis.
  • Module 3: Coursework intro
    Topic choice of student ( choice from 20 options) Artist research, Exploration and own photography.
  • Module 4 to 6: Coursework development
  • Module 1: Coursework development
  • Module 2: Coursework Final piece and completion
  • Modules 3 & 4: Exam unit preparation
  • Module 5: Exam
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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso