Art develops spiritual values and contributes a wider understanding to the experience of life, which helps to build a balanced personality
(Bridget Riley – painter)
The Art Department is proud of its achievements and has created a caring environment in which to work. We encourage every student to develop their practical skills in 2D, 3D, mixed media and new technologies, make progress and reach their targets. All students are engaged in studies which enable them to look at the subject in depth and cover it in breadth. We believe the Art courses at Guilsborough should be enjoyable and promote all of the basic learning skills. Our art courses refer to the application of art and design in the real world and vocational references are made at all opportunities. Further, we do not concentrate only on Western art, but on art from all cultures and from all times. We successfully nurture the talents of those who decide to move onto a higher level and from Key Stage 5 the majority of our students move on to Foundation Studies at college then study art at degree level.
Cross Curricular, Enrichment, Extra Curricular, Gifted and Talented
The department is keen to develop cross curricular links and has been involved in a whole school paper saving Enrichment programme. We have links with the RE department and in year 8 collaborate on a multi cultural Islamic scheme of work. A visiting Islamic artist spends a day with our students as an introduction to the theme.
Our year 7 students take part in the annual Artsfest, along with the Music and Drama departments, and choose between visiting a gallery or working with an artist in school.
All GCSE students have the opportunity to attend after school classes to receive extra tuition. At the end of the year a selection of GCSE work is displayed and used as a teaching resource for the upcoming GCSE students.
Our A Level students visit galleries in London as part of their studies and use Coton Manor as an inspiration for part of their coursework. At the end of the year there is a major A Level leavers exhibition showcasing the talent and successes of our students. This exhibition is also used as a teaching resource for those at Key Stages 3 and 4.
The Art web site is being developed as a virtual learning site available for all students in school and at home. This site will include a Guilsborough School virtual art gallery.
There are a number of companies and professional artists affiliated to the art department and they enrich the every day teaching programme.
There is a developing programme for the Gifted and Talented artists including extra curricular activities, gallery visits and visiting artists.
Key Stage 3
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Key Stage 4
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Key Stage 5
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