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Art offers all students the opportunity to explore and experiment with a variety of media and techniques. This allows every girl the opportunity to develop her creative ability

Key Stage 3

Students are introduced to the visual elements of line, tone, texture, shape, colour, form and pattern through a series of structured projects. They have the opportunity to extend and develop their drawing skills.  Students work on a range of materials, including clay, wire, paper, card, fabric and mixed media to produce 2D and 3D outcomes.  Wherever possible we provide contact with contemporary artists through the Enrichment Programme on specific workshops such as Sif Wolthers’ Pots of Fun and Jewellery making. Students are encouraged to keep sketchbooks and use the work of other artists as inspiration and stimulus.

Key Stage 4

Students who opt to study Art and Design at GCSE follow the AQA unendorsed syllabus and produce a portfolio of coursework followed by a 10 hour practical exam.  They have the chance to fully develop skills acquired in Key Stage 3 using 2D and 3D techniques. We use the local environment and artists such as Laurence Rushby as a stimulus. There are opportunities to experience modern artists’ work first hand at Roche Court and the Tate Modern.

Enrichment

Throughout their Art experiences at St. Edmund’s students are involved in both personal development and collective projects such as our involvement in ‘Artshop’ and producing work to enhance the school environment such as the new outdoor gallery space outside the dining room.

After school Enrichment Clubs include Pots of Fun, Jewellery Making, Glorious Glass, Fun with Materials, Felt Making, and Art Club.