Art

Years 7, 8 and 9

The aim of Art lessons at this level is to stimulate creativity and imagination.  The students learn about the formal elements, including line, tone, colour, form and texture using a wide variety of materials, methods and techniques to communicate what they see, think and feel. Through practical activities such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and digital media, the girls learn new skills, how to make aesthetic practical decisions and make informed value judgements.  They also learn about artists from contemporary and historical times from different cultures and they explore ideas and meanings in the work of artists and designers.

ArtworkYears 10 and 11: GCSE

The two year GCSE course covers a range of activities and in-depth assignments, whereby students will have the opportunity to experiment with different materials, equipment, processes and techniques in two and three dimensions and develop visual language skills.

They will learn about drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, digital and alternative media.  They will learn how to think creatively and give visual form to individual thoughts, observations, feelings and ideas.

Students gain knowledge and understanding about a range of work from contemporary practice, past practice and different cultures, so that they are able to demonstrate an understanding of continuity and change in art.

The Art Department offers a range of workshops and trips to support the students and help to inspire their creativity.

This course also provides excellent preparation for the International Baccalaureate Visual Arts Course.

Sixth Form: International Baccalaureate

IB Visual Arts  

Work in progressIB Visual Arts is offered at Higher and Standard Level. The Visual Arts Programme is about having an adventurous and enquiring approach to Art and Photography and developing the skill to express it.  The course enables students to engage in both practical exploration and artistic production, and in independent contextual, visual and critical investigation.   It encourages an active exploration of Visual Arts within the students’ own cultural contexts.

Students will have the opportunity to engage in a diverse range of practices, exploring traditional and contemporary materials, techniques and approaches in two and three dimensions, including both digital and film photography.  You can see below some examples of work created by Year 13 students - Evie's Process Portfolio, detailing her thoughts, ideas and inspiration, and Isabel's Exhibition Photographs, along with her Curatioral Rationale.

The Art Department offers a range of workshops and trips to support the students and help to inspire their creativity.

This course also provides excellent preparation for university applications.  

“In art and photography, the pupils’ work is excellent.”

Independent Schools’ Inspectorate, February 2015.

 

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Evie's Process Portfolio.pdf 28th Mar 2017 Download
Isabel's Exhibition.pdf 28th Mar 2017 Download

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