ART

The Art department at Thurstable school is an exciting and creative place full of visual stimulation. It is an inspiring environment in which to learn and create with a team of dedicated, highly skilled teachers.


Department Staff

Mrs S Carder - Joint Head of Department specialising in drawing, printmaking and photography

Mrs C Upton - Joint Head of Department specialising in drawing, painting and photography

Mrs A Freeman - Art Teacher

Mrs S Lay - Art Teacher specialising in drawing, painting and mixed media

Mrs K Knight - Art Technician


Curriculum Intent

The department prides itself on the quality of our teaching and learning and the art curriculum is designed to enable our students to build their art skills whilst also becoming independent, creative thinkers, risk takers and explorers. Students will experience a wide variety of media, materials, techniques and processes all underpinned by research into historical and contextual sources that include major movements and artists throughout history.


GCSE and A-Level

KS4 GCSE Art and Design EDEXCEL 1AD01/02 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/art-and-design-2016.html

60% Personal portfolio. This is completed in class during years 10 and 11

40% Externally set assignment (exam) taken at the end of year 11


KS5 A Level Art, Craft and Design

EDEXCEL 9AD01/02

A Level Photography

EDEXCEL 9PY01/02 https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/art-and-design-2015.html

60% Personal portfolio. This is completed in class during year 12 and 13

40% Externally set assignment (exam) taken at the end of year 13


Facilities

Three specialist art rooms including one with a computer suite for photography editing and researching artists.

Darkroom for exploring traditional black and white photography developing.

Photography studio with backdrops and studio lights for A level photography.


Enrichment

After school Art club.

Art rooms are open for GCSE and A level students after school to continue and develop their personal portfolios.

Trips are run as when appropriate to what is being taught. This includes trips to galleries both locally and in London and drawing and photography days exploring a variety of locations, most recently Kew Gardens in London.


Useful Links

https://www.tate.org.uk/kids

https://www.studentartguide.com/

http://felt-tip-pen.com/art-teaching-resources-you-can-access-anywhere/

https://www.npg.org.uk

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk

https://firstsite.uk