Our Art Department plays a vital role in enhancing our students' understanding and appreciation of the Western and Eastern cultures. It is a dynamic and thriving department which is based in two fully functioning art rooms. It consists of three full-time art teachers and a full-time technician.
Art is taught throughout the school, with an emphasis on an individual approach and response to the work. The curriculum design is concerned with the development of technical skills and mental processes involved with visual perception and aesthetic experience. We offer a broad-based course with opportunities to work in a variety of media including the integration of digitally manipulated images with traditional materials and processes. The objectives are to stimulate, encourage and develop the ability to perceive, understand and express concepts and feelings. Students build up their skills to record from direct observation and personal experience and to communicate these using appropriate materials and techniques. In addition, they are taught instilling self-discipline and initiative, whilst encouraging experimentation and innovation that is aligned with intuition and imagination.
During Key Stage 3, we aim to enhance students' awareness of the language of art as a form of communication and means of expression of feelings and ideas. Our aim is to develop the process involved in aesthetic experience, visual perception and to encourage visual literacy of various artists in both 2D and 3D. We aim that by the end of students' art education they should be able to sustain a chosen study from conception to realisation and work independently in realising their intention.