Art/Textiles

Art Head

Mrs Phillips is the Curriculum leader of Art. She is rightly proud of her department and the state of the art facilities the Creative Arts Block provides. As a popular GCSE subject, this department has some excellent work on display for you to come and see.

Year 7

During year 7, students will be introduced to the formal elements within art.

They will study three projects over the course of the year and will work in a variety of media such as pencil, pen, ink, clay, print and textiles.

Students will also have the opportunity to develop work using Adobe Photoshop.

All projects will reference the work of an artist and students will explore their work through research and recording of ideas, all of which is completed in their A4 sketchbooks.

For each project, a final outcome is produced in either 2D or 3D form.

Year 8

Students will study three projects over the course of the year, building on the skills they acquired in year 7.

Students will work in a variety of media such as pencil, pen, ink, clay, print and textiles.

Students will also have the opportunity to develop work using Photoshop.

All projects will reference the work of an artist and students will explore their work through research and recording of ideas, all of which is completed in their A4 sketchbooks.

For each project a final outcome is produced in either 2D or 3D form.

Year 9

Students will complete 3 projects over the course of the year. Students will be introduced to a variety of Textile techniques including how to use the sewing machines and embellisher.

Students will also experiment with different printing techniques including transfer print and screen printing.

Students have the opportunity to use the Apple Mac suite to enhance their projects using programs such as Photoshop and IMovie.

Students are encouraged to work independently and develop their projects into a unique final piece.

Project final outcomes include costumes, accessories, wall hangings, 3d vessels and textile Sculptures.

Previous years have studied a variety of projects including Masquerade ball, Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Really Wild and Map art.

The students have also worked with the artist Kat Button to create a mixed media project.

Year 10

Students will complete 3 projects over the course of the year.

Students will be introduced to a variety of Textile techniques including how to use the sewing machines and embellisher.

Students will also experiment with different printing techniques including transfer print and screen printing.

Students have the opportunity to use the Apple Mac suite to enhance their projects using programs such as Photoshop and IMovie. Students are encouraged to work independently and develop their projects into a unique final piece.

Project final outcomes include costumes, accessories, wall hangings, 3d vessels and textile Sculptures.

Years 9 and 10 have studied a variety of projects including Masquerade ball, Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, Really Wild and Map art.

The students have also worked with the artist Kat Button to create a mixed media project. 

Year 11

Students will continue to use the skills they have used in the previous year groups. Students will complete one project before their exam.

Year 11 have studied the theme of ‘ collections’ and have produced a variety of very different outcomes based on the work of Lisa Milroy.

Students receive their exam paper in the first week of January.

There are seven questions for them to choose from and they have up to 8 weeks working on their preparatory studies.

The 10 hour controlled assessment is delivered over two days. Once this is completed students have a small amount of time to complete any incomplete course work.