“The purpose of Art is washing away the dust of daily life off our souls” – Pablo Picasso.
In Art, we strive to develop high level of skill within the formal elements whilst deepening our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Art is a subject where pupils can express themselves and enhance their own creativity and independence – valuable skills in today’s ever-changing world. Our rich and varied Art education seeks to develop pupils artistic interests, creativity and confidence through exploration, experimentation and constant refinement of skills. Art lessons actively engage our learners to think critically about art and how it shapes the world we live in.
In Key Stage 2, pupils explore a wide range of mediums, develop observational and analytical skills whilst learning about other artists, cultures, religions and countries. In Key Stage 3, pupils are taught in preparation for High School by analysing the work of current contemporary artists and following the GCSE assessment strands: Research, Exploration, Refinement and Personal Response.