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"As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress; each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward” - Vincent Van Gogh.
Our Curriculum intent for Art is to give students a rich picture of the world, from which they are then able to make moral and cultural judgements. This supports us in becoming articulate, confident and opinionated with everything we see in an artistic and visual world. The Arts are important in building passionate and reflective students. Understanding and applying the formal elements of art across all disciplines: line, shape, form, tone, texture, pattern, colour and composition are vital in underpinning creative work.
A co-curriculum enrichment is important and Art links with many other subjects such as History, Music, English literature, MFL, Geography and Design Technology. Cultural links define many projects and literature is often a key feature. Arts is also committed to develop resilient, ambitious and curious people who will embed creativity in their own futures, careers and everyday life. Skills and concepts that are integrated to lessons are:
- Resilience – trying something more than once
- Safety and safe working practices – using tools and techniques safely and correctly
- Culture – understanding the art world we live in
- Proportion and scale - mathematical approaches to arts
- Formal elements - showing understanding and application of line, shape, form, tone, texture, pattern, colour and composition.
- Research - finding information about a topic that informs art
- Explore and respond – experimenting with different medias and their properties
- Refine and reflect – annotate, explore how to improve and present findings
- Describe and analyse – explain the how and why
- Independence – identify own strengths and weakness
All of these skills help to develop the Master key in our young people.
Download the Art Long Term Curriculum Plan for Years 7-11. Details of the art curriculum will be added here shortly. An overview of the curriculum is shown below.
Examples of work
Still life oil painting by Hassan, Year 10
Lictenstein-influenced portraits by Devente and Luis, Year 7
Close up of ‘threaded butterfly’ by Roje.
Art and Design helps students with a wide range of future career options including:
- Graphic designer
- Fashion designer
- Computer animator
- Interior designer
- Product designer
- Jewelry designer
- Website designer
- Comic book artist
- Gallery curator