The art programme is mostly practical and is similar in Years 7, 8, and 9. Students are provided with a variety of experiences through which they discover their talents, experiment and develop different techniques and learn progressively how to work independently.
Students learn to:
- record responses from direct observation (figures, still life, portraits, the environment both natural and man-made).
- gather resources from books or real life and use them to stimulate and develop ideas.
- explore and use different techniques, including pencil, watercolours, inks, gouache, wax pastels, collage, chalk pastels, charcoal, and papier-maché.
- review and modify their work as it progresses.
- develop an understanding of the work of artists and apply knowledge to their own work.
- select from visual and other source material to stimulate and develop ideas for work which demonstrates a personal response.
- select and control materials and processes in a disciplined way.