Welcome to Art

Welcome to The Suthers School Art department, a place in which each student has the opportunity to become an artist, through an engaging, stimulating and varied curriculum. Each child will develop skills and techniques through high quality teaching, a broad and dynamic curriculum and well equipped classrooms.

Students are expected to show qualities of TORCH throughout this subject with a focus on curiosity and hard work as they develop, explore, refine new skills and experiment with a range of Art materials. Students will receive tailored teaching with one to one specific feedback from their teachers who are professional Art practitioners. Students are encourage to express their opinion, style and specialisms in Art creatively through a range of tasks such as; independent learning, classroom activities through practical application of skills, personal and peer assessment, collaboration and homework.

Our aim is to empower students to express themselves through Art with relevant and skilled techniques, along with fostering a sound understanding of Art knowledge, Art history, social & cultural influence preparing them for their future. Art provides important skills that can be transferred between lessons and throughout their lives; Creativity, confidence, risk – taking, observation, self-expression, focus, discipline, perseverance, collaboration and open-mindedness.

Key stage 3 consist of three years with Year 9 being a taster year for GCSE Art and Design, in which they will have exposure to a variety of specialisms; presentation, drawing, print, paint, photography, mixed media, textiles, 2D/3D and development. Subsequently GCSE Art begins in Year 10 with a 2 year course, comprising of 60% course work and 40% exam with Edexcel Exam Board.

All students benefit from a well-equipped classroom with a range of specialist equipment and medium. Art work is displayed around the school to showcase the high quality students produce. Visual Arts will be present throughout the school at the new build with students taking ownership and pride of their space, through designing, creating and painting these.

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