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Art

Our Art curriculum is challenging and ambitious. Schemes of work within Art are designed meet the needs of all students allowing all to understand the wider picture of their arts education, whilst being engaged with the learning objectives and having the ability to identify their own progress, build confidence and increase self-esteem through the outcomes produced. It is important for our students to get a broad understanding about careers within the creative industries, the history of art, craft and design including periods, styles and major movements throughout history and up to the present day. By doing so our students should understand how art and design has shaped our history and contributed to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

 Art Work

The Department

In Art we encourage creative risk, self-expression and exploration! We create many opportunities for our students to build confidence as well as a sense of individual identity. We celebrate our students' successes throughout the year in the newsletter, competitions and finish the year with the Creative Arts Exhibition. We have a wide range of specialisms and expertise within the department, which allows the students to explore their own art practice, develop critical thinking and hone the ability to interpret and challenge the world around us. 

Our subject can also help with wellbeing and improving health and happiness – many students see Art as a haven and a place to be mindful. Learning through and about the arts enriches the experience of studying while at school as well as preparing students for life after Belvedere.

Art Work

Course organisation

Across the Creative Arts curriculum all students will study four main subject areas in Lower School in 8 week carousel sessions. 

In Year 7 students will be taught Art, Food and Textiles, with a creative project focussing on, ‘About Me’. In Year 8 students will be taught Art, Food, Graphics and Textiles, with a project concentrating on ‘Colour’ and how to apply it practically. Finally, in Year 9, students will be taught Art, Food and Textiles and will be studying ‘Culture and Diversity’ in design.

Art 1 Carousel

Year 7 

‘About Me’  Cubism

Year 8

‘Colour’ Natural form 

Year 9

‘Culture & Diversity’ Day of the Dead

Year 10

Half Terms

1 & 2

People, Places and Things - Things - ‘Still life outcome’

People, Places and Things - Things - ‘Still life outcome’

Half Terms

3 & 4

People, Places and Things - Things - ‘Still life outcome’

People, Places and Things - Places - ‘3D/mixed media outcome’

Half Terms

5 & 6

People, Places and Things - Places - ‘3D/mixed media outcome’

People, Places and Things - Places - ‘3D/mixed media outcome’

Year 11

Half Terms

1 & 2

People, Places and Things - People - ‘student led outcome’

People, Places and Things - People - ‘student led outcome’

Half Terms

3 & 4

Externally Set Assignment

A Level

Externally Set Assignment

A Level

Half Terms

5 & 6

Externally Set Assignment

A Level

 

Year 12

Half Terms

1 & 2

Inside/Outside - workshops and 2D outcome

Inside/Outside - workshops and 2D outcome

Half Terms

3 & 4

Inside/Outside - workshops and 3D outcome

Inside/Outside - workshops and 3D outcome

Half Terms

5 & 6

Personal Project - Outcome 1

Personal Project - Outcome 1

Year 13

Half Terms

1 & 2

Personal Project - Outcome 2

Personal Project - Outcome 3

Half Terms

3 & 4

Externally Set Assignment

A Level

Externally Set Assignment

A Level

Half Terms

5 & 6

Externally Set Assignment

A Level

 

Art Work

Enrichment

Clay Club

Art Masterclass

Careers in the Arts

Craft Club

Animation

Trips

Tate Trip

Gallery Curator Trip - OUTPUT and Blue Coat Chambers

Creative Arts and Media New York Trip

Staffing

Mr S. Mason - Head of Art 

Mrs P. Jecks - Teacher of Art and Textiles

Mrs E.Gillies - Teacher of Art

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