Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
Students are encouraged to express themselves artistically in a range of mediums. Lessons are student-led to a great extent as they are guided by the students' imaginations and aptitudes. Students are introduced to the works of great artists and the artistic expressions of different cultures and encouraged to experiment themselves in art. The works of Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse and Rembrandt, for example, find their place next to contemporary art-forms such as 'manga' cartoon drawing and comic book art in different lessons.
Many students find art lessons both therapeutic and relaxing. They enjoy the opportunity to socialise and express themselves.
To gain knowledge and understanding of art from a variety of eras and cultures
To continue to develop our understanding of the formal elements
To experiment with a variety of tools, techniques and processes