Teachers

Art/Art Textiles

Miss M Kerry

Subject Leader - Art
Art/Art Textiles

Miss E Savins

Teacher of Art
Design & Technology

Miss F Mawson

Teacher of Technology

Description

Introduction

At The Hamble School Art Department we believe that Art is a visual language, which can be used to communicate ways of seeing the world, ideas and emotions. Art should therefore:

  • Broaden horizons by challenging our understanding of the world
  • Encourage creativity and personal expression
  • Explore individuality

The Art Department aims to:

  • Develop student confidence in the use of a broad range of media, processes and techniques
  • Provide students with opportunity to explore a wide range of art forms/genres of art from different times and cultures
  • Create a working environment that challenges, excites, stimulates and encourages students to take risks and explore beliefs, ideas and imaginings
  • Create an ethos of mutual respect between students and their peers for each other’s work, beliefs and ideas
  • Encourage students to take ownership , responsibility, enjoyment and satisfaction in the creation of art work
  • Support students in their discovery and pursuit of their own personal creative ideas and areas of interest

KS3 Overview

The Year 7 and 8 Art and Design course provides a foundation of learning to equip students for key stage 4. The course therefore aims to:

  • Broaden students’ experience of working and develop students’ confidence in working with different media and processes-painting/ drawing/ print making/ mix media sculpture/ modelling with clay/ digital photography.
  • Develop student appreciation, confidence and understanding of a broad range of art genres and in ideal artists’ techniques, ideas and approaches.
  • Enthuse and excite students about the potential of their creative ideas and skills.
  • Develop students’ understanding of their personal creative strengths and areas for improvement to support students in making a good choices about the creative subjects and courses that are right for them.
Art KS3 Overview
Key Stage 3 overview (Years 7 & 8) – download a PDF from the left hand column…

KS4 Overview

Art and Design courses available for study:

  • GCSE- Art and Design (Unendorsed)- EDEXCEL
  • BTEC- Art and Design Level 2- EDEXCEL
  • GCSE- Art Textiles- EDEXCEL

Having completed the Key Stage 3 course, Key Stage 4 art students are expected to use, develop and expand upon the skills learnt in Year 7 and 8 to develop personal, creative and skilful ideas and outcomes in response to project themes (GCSE) or assignment briefs (BTEC). Key Stage 4 students are increasingly afforded more creative freedom and are therefore expected to work with increasing independence, taking ownership and responsibility for the development of their work.

Year 9: Art & Design

Year 9: Art & Design

In Year 9, students complete projects of work that:

  • Introduce them to their chosen course of study- the structure of the course, how work is assessed and the standards for assessment.
  • Could be submitted for final assessment at the end of Year 11 for their chosen qualification
  • Further develop their understanding of the interests and qualities as an artist.
  • Further develops their skills and maturity as artists.

Students have an opportunity to visit an art gallery and use their observations to develop their own personal ideas.

GCSE : Art and Design (Unendorsed)

GCSE : Art and Design (Unendorsed)

During the two year course candidates are asked to:

  • Complete visual research by producing observational drawings, painting and sculptures.
  • Study the work of artists by visual and written analysis.
  • Develop ideas using their completed research and by experimenting with a range of media including mixed media sculpture, clay sculpture, paint, collage, Information and Communication Technology and a range of drawing mediums.
  • Produce exciting, original and individual final outcomes.

Students will have had the opportunity to develop their creative skills and produce work which encourages individual thoughts, responses, feelings, observations and ideas.

  • Coursework 60%: All work made over the two years must be available for assessment.
  • Externally Set Assignment 40%: The final examination is 40% of the total marks. This is externally set moderated.

GCSE Art and Design: Textiles

GCSE Art and Design: Textiles

During the two year course candidates are asked to:

  • Complete visual research by producing observational drawings, photographs and textile responses.
  • Study the work of artists /designers by visual and written analysis.
  • Develop ideas using their completed research and by experimenting with a range of media including batik, printmaking, felt making, pattern making and fashion design a range of textile mediums.
  • Produce innovative, distinctive and individual 2D/3D textile final outcomes.

Students will have had the opportunity to develop their creative skills and produce work which encourages individual thoughts, responses, feelings, observations and ideas.

  • Coursework 60%: All work made over the two years must be available for assessment.
  • Externally Set Assignment 40%: The final examination is 40% of the total marks. This is externally set moderated.

Key Stage 4 overview (Years 9, 10 & 11) – download a PDF from the left hand column…

Revision Guides

  • Art – BBC bitesize GCSE guide books. Access provided for students  in lessons.
  • Art Textiles – BBC bitesize GCSE guide books. Access provided for students  in lessons.

Useful websites

Career Opportunities

“Knowledge is available on every Internet-connected device, what you know matters far less than what you can do with what you know. The capacity to innovate — the ability to solve problems creatively or bring new possibilities to life — and skills like critical thinking, communication and collaboration are far more important than academic knowledge.”
Careers for Art Students