In Year 7 students are offered experiences in a wide range of materials and techniques, including drawing and painting, mixed media, collage, digital media and graphic design. The Key Stage 3 curriculum is specially designed to give our students a rich art experience and prepare them for the rigors of our GCSE courses.
In Year 7 Students work on individual assignments based on ‘The Natural World and Environment’ that develop and build into one extended project.
Projects all begin with Observational DRAWINGS, alongside the RESEARCHING of work by artists and designers, learning to analyse work and use this to inform their ideas (UNDERSTANDING). They then learn and EXPERIMENT with a range of techniques and media and use this to develop creative DESIGN IDEAS (PREPARATION). All projects culminate in a FINAL OUTCOME (PRODUCT).