Art and Design

Art is taught across the school, all students have a least two lessons a week. Art lessons are delivered by N Concannon and is provided by C Doherty.

The course is designed to give students the experience of working in a variety of media; this includes drawing, painting, printing, pottery, collage, textiles and reliefs.

Students are encouraged to improve their observational drawing skills throughout the course.

Year 7 have been studying Colour, Aboriginal art and the work of Matisse and have created personal responses to these projects.

Year 8 have looked at the work of Keith Haring and African art and illuminated letters.

Year 9 have completed a project on portraits, pop art leading to a trip to Tate gallery.

Students work in a sketch book where they can experiment with different media and colours. The sketch book should show how their ideas develop. As they progress through the years students work with increasing levels of independence.

Students research work by other artists and from different cultures. This research is then used to inform their own work. Students are supported in developing their subject specific vocabulary and use this when annotating their work.

At KS4 all students study GCSE Art & Design and complete 3 sets of coursework and have an external exam during year 11. They develop their techniques and skills further at KS4 and study a range of topics including abstract architecture and sea life. Last year all students achieved 100% 1-9 grade with over a third achieving grade 4 and above.

DotArt Competition

All of our year 9 are able to enter this city-wide Art competition and three students work is elected by the panel of judges. These three pieces are then voted for and the over school winner will have their work exhibited in a venue in Liverpool.

Useful Links

Below are some useful website links.

http://www.tate.org.uk/kids

Tate Kids is a dedicated website from Tate for kids about art. Here kids can play games and quizzes, watch videos about art and be inspired to make their own creations at home. Kids can also share their own artwork with other children around the world in the Gallery.

http://www.haringkids.com

Official Keith Haring website for children: fun interactive activities to inspire a love of learning and art, online books, authorised art shows, appropriate for children. The website also offers Teachers, Parents and Students, resources for enriching, explorative lessons for all ages and fields of study.

http://www.artyfactory.com

Artyfactory offers free art lessons for all. Our aim is to share our knowledge, understanding and experience of art to improve your artistic skills and to increase your enjoyment in creating artworks.

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