The Art Department consists of 3 fully equipped Art rooms, a gallery space and a Sixth Form Art studio. We have specialist printing, ceramic and digital art facilities.
Our committed and enthusiastic staff consists of 2 full time teachers, 2 part time teachers and 1 specialist Art Technician. Thanks to a team of staff with a variety of skills, artistic training and experiences, pupils are able to experience a varied and exciting curriculum. We want all pupils to have the unique and enriching experience of making Art; equipping them with the skills and techniques and the knowledge and understanding to produce work to the best of their individual abilities.
We offer an exciting varied and ambitious programme of study.
There is an annual theme, used as the starting point for KS3 projects; Year 7 creates a large scale mural in response to the theme each year. We take pupils on a variety of curriculum trips to galleries and also offer residential trips. Recent trips have included the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Chatsworth House, London and Liverpool.
The Art Department regularly works with visiting and practicing artists, giving students the opportunity to create work beyond the classroom curriculum. For example, breeze block carving with a sculptor and paper installation run by an artist whose work has been exhibited in the windows of Harrods and Liberty of London.
Regular Life Drawing sessions are run throughout the year for students in Years 10-13. The Art Department hold an annual Summer Art Exhibition celebrating the GCSE, AS and A2 Level work created through the year. More recently, Sixth Form work has been selected for an exhibition by The Nottingham Society of Artists.
Art Exhibition - 29-30 June 2016
The Art Department are pleased to present our annual Art Exhibition showcasing work from our GCSE, AS and A Level students. The students have worked very hard to create personal, creative, exciting art and we would be delighted if you would join us for part or all of the evening to view and help celebrate their achievements.
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