“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep “. Scott Adams
Art education teaches and encourages student to engage with the visual world around them.
In Art lessons pupils are given the chance to be creative and use their imagination. Pupils are encouraged to take ownership of their work by taking set briefs and researching their own ideas from this. Pupils are also guided to reflect on their work, building self-confidence and perseverance.
In KS3 pupils explore a wide range of media and subject matter in order for them to experience the breath of art and design.
In Ks4 pupils can work towards GCSE Art and GCSE Photography.
In both subjects Pupils learn about current and historical artists from westerns and eastern backgrounds which lead to pupils creating their own work in medias of their choice. In Photography pupils also learn how to utilize digital photography and editing software such as Photoshop.
Pupils also have the chance participate in educational trips to learn about art and photography and capture their own photos for their projects, so far pupils have enjoyed a trip to Durham Cathedral and the city center as well as an in house visit from Jay ‘s animals.