Junior Art

In Years 7 and 8, the pupils are given on average over 100 minutes of Art each 2 week period during which they are taught a range of skills and cultural connections. The emphasis is very much on building confidence in self-expression, developing enquiring minds whilst forming a good foundation in drawing for those continuing to GCSE, and of course having fun. Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture are all taught through innovative projects such as Natural Form and Giacometti. The rooms are well stocked and an environment is fostered to allow safe personal expression and discussion around the issues raised in Art. Pupils are encouraged to work in a wide variety of media and have use of the dedicated IT Art Suite and Art Library.

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Stick figure reachesIn Year 9, pupils are either on a rotation through the Creative subjects or can elect to study the subject all year. Themes vary but 2018 will see them study Seascape and Portraiture. All pupils in either group then have the opportunity to choose Art and Design and Photography GCSE as options. GCSE Photography is especially useful for those seeking to follow that route at A Level.

Trips are an important means of inspiration and have included visits to Broomhill Sculpture Park, Woolacombe Bay and Rosemoor Gardens. For those pupils keen to do more, there are opportunities to join Photography and Art activities on offer throughout the week.

Scholars and those gifted in Art are invited to join the SAS (Special Art Status) group who are extended and offered enrichment activities with Artists and in the community. This Year they are creating Art for the Tiverton Hospital wards.

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