Arts education provides a key to unlock a child’s imagination and creative abilities.
Our students explore the visual, tactile and sensory qualities of materials and processes which allows them to learn about the role of art, craft and design in their environment and helps them to become more confident in communicating what they feel.
Our Art course has been designed to encourage students to have a broad, imaginative approach to their work, whilst following the guidelines established in the National Curriculum.
They will examine perspective, colour, 3D and 2D form, texture, pattern, light and shade, working with a wide range of materials, tools and techniques. There is a strong emphasis on the teaching of basic drawing skills in the first term of each year, and throughout the course students will look at the work of artists, craft-workers and designers to inform and enrich their own work.
Students have opportunities to visit galleries for tours and workshops.
Our artistic curriculum includes music and drama opportunities which are available to students through visits to our senior department’s creative art room and school productions.
Students have an opportunity to perform in whole school plays which usually have a strong musical framework.