Students are taken on an exciting journey focusing on the formal elements of art, allowing them to begin to build on their knowledge of art skills and terminology. Students are given the fabulous opportunity of investigating Art history looking at different artists and movements. Current projects focus on portraiture, Expressionist print making, Fauvist landscapes and Aboriginal patterns and digeridoos.
Current projects focus on futurist vehicles, food still lifes, cubism and Henry Moore figurative sculptures.
Students begin to focus on the difference between Artist and Designer, which they then lead onto look at Art as a product and the industry, they investigate contemporary art and how globalisation has helped inspire Artists. Current projects focus on Zaha Hadid and architecture forms and drawings, Native Americans and Totem Pole sculptures and hero/idol focussed pop art t-shirts.
At the end of KS3, students can choose whether to continue to study Art into KS4 and gain a qualification. For those that do not continue to study Art we hope they continue with their education with a lifelong love of drawing, understanding of famous Artists and appreciation of the art around them. We also hope that they will have developed skills such as presentation, creative thinking and problem solving as well as understanding of why people create Art and Visual art and continue to benefit from its therapeutic effect.