Fine Art

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 10

Students will again complete two projects over the course of this year.

Current students have completed a project on the theme of ‘Identity’ referencing the work of text artist Juame Plensa.

Using photographs of themselves students were able to express their thoughts and feelings by writing all over their image, experimenting with scale and style in the process.

The final outcome was a 3D card sculpture of a word of their choice decorated in a variety of styles. They have been displayed as a group and now form a fantastic 3D structure in the gallery space.

For their second project students were able to work in groups and produce a piece of installation art on the theme of ‘Weird and Wonderful.’

Students investigated different forms of sea life and sea creatures and have worked in a variety of 3D and 2D materials. Again final outcomes will be displayed in the gallery space

Year 11

Students will work on one project until Christmas.

This year students looked at the theme of ‘Everyday Objects’ referencing the work of a variety of artists that include Michael Craig Martin, Jim Dine and Katherine Morling.

Students completed several large scale line drawings of a variety of objects as well as working in a much looser style similar to that of Jim Dine. Some students produced paper sculpture of everyday objects inspired by the work of Katharine Morling.

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.