Year 8 are currently working on the buildings Project.
Year 11 are currently working on their mock exam
Year 12 are exploring the theme Animal
Year 9 are investigating the Human Form
Year 7 are looking at Mark-making
The Art Team
Mr M.Priest Assistant Principal
Director of Faculty: Art Fine Art, Illustration
Textile specialist Part time
Mr W.Vickers 3D ceramic specialist Full time
Mrs V. Ankers Fine Art Part time
Our aim is to provide a sense of security and an atmosphere of respect out of which student's creativity can flourish. We encourage our students 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 students. We recognise our responsibility for raising students 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 student.
Standards for lessons in Art
Lessons in the Art department would be expected to have:
A positive and supportive climate
Clearly established routines
Pupils will be encouraged and challenged
Health and Safety issues being addressed where appropriate
Learning objectives will be stated at the beginning
Opportunities will be created for pupils to participate in their own and each otherâ€™s assessment.
Make links to previous and future learning.
Use of exemplar work and / or demonstrations of techniques and processes
Use of ICT where appropriate
As a department we are currently developing our:
Use of learning objectives during and at the end of lessons.
Use of student talk-time allocated during questioning
Timing and use of peer assessment
Allocation of time given to improvement of work after assessment.
Ian Murphy Drawing Workshop
Talented students from each year group recently participated in a two day drawing workshop with artist Ian Murphy. Using local architecture as subject matter, the students explored a range of techniques using graphite and collage to create multi-layered and atmospheric drawings.
Artist of the Week
Each week the Art teaching staff select one pupil from their teaching groups that has made excellent progress or attained the highest standards within their work.