Art plays an important role in the education of all pupils. It encourages the exploration of values, fosters imagination and creativity, and develops practical and perceptual skills promoting intellectual and aesthetic development.
The aim of the Art department is to give each child an equal opportunity to achieve a valuable and worthwhile Art experience that connects them with their own culture as well as that of the wider world. We aim to make the subject accessible and enjoyable to all by offering a broad curriculum.
We give students every opportunity to experiment and experience a wide range of media and techniques allowing them to find a personal means of expression. Some of the media and techniques offered are: drawing, painting (watercolour, oil, acrylic) printmaking (screen printing, drypoint etching collograph, lino printing), 3D, ceramics, photography and digital media. This is underpinned by basing projects within a contextual framework relating to a particular artist, era or genre of art or a cultural background.