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Welcome to Art and Design


Anthony Scully Head of Creative Arts
Paul Twibell Teacher of Creative Arts 
Tom Bird Teacher of Creative Arts 
Rebecca Pawson Teacher of Creative Arts 
Sara Parkes Teacher of Creative Arts 
Anneka Read  Performing Arts Coordinator 
Jennie Machan  Teacher of Creative Arts  
Kimberly Robertshaw
Creative Arts Technician


Creative Arts is a new department made up of Art and Design, Design Technology, and Performing Arts.

Creative Arts is a popular subject, allowing students to express their creativity through different mediums. Students are guided through a range of projects developing independence as they progress through the school. As well as building a good underlying knowledge of techniques and materials, students are encouraged to experiment and discover new possibilities.
 
In Creative Arts, students work with traditional and new media, developing confidence, competence, imagination and originality. They learn to appreciate and value images across times and cultures and to understand the contexts in which they were made. Students reflect critically on their own and other people’s work, judging quality, value and meaning. They learn to think and act as artists, craftspeople, designers, musicians and actors, working creatively and intelligently. They develop an appreciation of art, craft, design, and performing arts, and its role in the cultural industry that enriches their lives as well as considering its application in today’s modern world.
 
Students follow an exciting and innovative curriculum across all aspects of Design and Technology, allowing them to experience a wide range of materials, ingredients and processes, from state of the art laser cutters to more traditional techniques in well‐equipped workshops and purpose built Food Technology rooms.

At Key Stage 3, students will work on a rotation, covering all aspect of Art and Technology, spending approximately 13 weeks in each. During their time in Design Technology, they will cover a range of areas, such as, Resistant Materials, Graphics and Food. 

At Key Stage 4 students have the option to choose from several GCSE courses which include – Product Design, Textiles, Arts and Design, Photography, Music and Drama. We also give the option of vocational courses within Engineering, Art and Dance. Coursework in each specialism builds on work done in Key Stage 3 and students are expected to work more independently on projects, utilising modern techniques, materials and the department's modern manufacturing processes.



Useful Websites

  

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/art/

http://www.abbothall.org.uk/

http://www.accessart.org.uk/

http://www.artisancam.org.uk/

http://kids.tate.org.uk/     

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