Art - Art Education is for Everyone

 
 
“Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up”
Pablo Picasso

Our Vision

Our vision is to create an education where all students can connect more deeply to the world we live in and open their eyes to new ways of seeing. Art is able to cross all boundaries, be it language, racial, educational or economic. To teach, nurture and develop students understanding and passion for art will allow them to create things that they never thought possible and to ignite their future.

 
 

Our Aims

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep”
Scott Adams

We believe Art Education is important, because here at Heathfield it can:

  • Develop an enquiring mind
  • Provide students with the technical skills to express themselves confidently, creatively; with feelings and imagination.
  • Provide the means for every student to learn.
  • Develop both independent thinking for students, as well as collaboration and peer learning.
  • Provide opportunities for self-expression, bringing the inner world into the outer world of concrete reality.
  • Develop art as an outlet and a means of communication. Art is a language that all people speak; it can cut across racial, cultural, social, educational, and economic barriers and enhance cultural appreciation and awareness.
  • Develop skills which students can apply to all their other studies and to the rest of their lives.

 
 

KS3

Year 7

In Year 7 students cover a variety of projects including Still life, and Ethnology. They develop their skills in the techniques of drawing, painting, printing and collage. They learn about the importance of the visual elements and critical studies in the development of their artwork.

Year 8

In Year 8 students cover a variety of projects including Still life, and Landscape. They develop their skills in the techniques of drawing, painting, 3D construction and textiles. They learn about the importance of the visual elements and critical studies in the development of their artwork.

Year 9

In Year 9 students cover a variety of projects including Art History, and Portraiture. They develop their skills in the techniques of drawing, painting, Silk screen printing and photography. They learn about the importance of the visual elements and critical studies in the development of their artwork.

KS4 - GCSE Art, Craft and Design - AQA

The GCSE is a two-year course in which students will be given the opportunities to use a broad range of techniques and media to create 2 Coursework Units (60%) and an Exam Project (40%).

This new GCSE will allow our students to work in a variety of disciplines within Art. There will be an aspect of Photography alongside the more traditional aspects of drawing and painting, printmaking and sculpture.

This GCSE will encourage students to actively engage with art and design in order to develop as effective and independent students and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds. Students become confident in taking risks and learning from their mistakes when exploring and experimenting with ideas, materials, tools, techniques and processes.

The written aspects of the course allow students to develop cultural knowledge, understanding of the application of art, craft, design, and of media and technologies in historical and contemporary contexts, societies and cultures. They will also develop critical understanding through investigative, analytical, experimental, interpretive, practical, technical and expressive skills to develop as effective and independent learners. Students will develop personal attributes including self-confidence, resilience, perseverance, self-discipline and commitment through the creation of their portfolios.

 
 

New York

The Art department is pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for GCSE students to attend an educational trip to New York to visit various museums and galleries in this vibrant fast-paced city. The students get to see a wide range of Art at some of the most important art museums in the world, as well as Artwork displayed in various locations across NY city. The visit involves the completion of a study book and is submitted as additional coursework for GCSE as well as inspiration for their own work.

CLICK HERE to read more about a trip to New York

 
 

Staff
Heather Essadiq Head of Art
Lucy Rodgers Teacher of Art
Sarah Balkwill Teacher of Art
Molly Grafton Teacher of Art
Leonie Bament Technician
Jackie Morgan Technician

 

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