Art and Fine Art
Our Lady’s Art Department aims to make art and creativity accessible for all. All students have the ability to create and appreciate. As Picasso stated ‘’every child is an artist..’’ Students will explore their creativity, making unique visual, tactile and verbal responses to their feelings, ideas, cultural influences and the work of others. We encourage students to expand their thinking, developing and justifying their own opinions. Students will learn to communicate concepts, experiences and ideas across a wide range of media and techniques. We want students to feel confident to express their own feelings and opinions about art inside and outside the classroom.
At Key Stage 3, our students develop their artistic skills starting with mark making and colour theory, moving on to more challenging tasks and a variety of art materials as they progress. Each scheme of work builds on skills and techniques taught previously and is assessed by allowing pupils to combine the taught skills to create a final outcome which is inspired by the artists they have been studying along the way.
At Key Stage 4 students can choose from GCSE Art and Design or GCSE Photography. The courses are project based and students sit an externally set exam at the end of Year 11. Art and Design introduces students to more advanced techniques and materials, and challenges them to develop skills learnt at Key Stage 3 further, supporting their creative journey to become independent and consistent with their coursework projects.
Our Photography course allows image creation in an alternative way - through the use of professional DSLR cameras and our high-end Mac suite, allowing students to unleash their creativity digitally via technical editing processes, using the very latest Adobe Creative Suite.
Mr Owen is Head of Art.
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Art Curriculum Maps
Head of Faculty:
Mr T Banham
Head of Department:
Mr L Owen
Mr L Owen|
Mrs J Rathod|