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Art & Design
Why we teach Art & Design at Harris Academy Purley
The Art & Design curriculum at Harris Academy Purley is stimulating and vibrant, embracing both two- and three-dimensional work. We aim to encourage creativity and imagination. The creative process is a balance of thinking and acting creatively. It involves taking risks to progress and produce original outcomes.
The Art & Design Department celebrates the individuality of each student whilst taking their studies further into GCSE and A-Level. Our curriculum has been designed to cater to all abilities and aptitudes for this subject and to guide our students to out-perform their initial capacity.
A range of techniques, processes, and methods, using traditional media and digital languages, will prepare our students to demonstrate creativity and confidently develop skill sets to create a body of work drawn from their experiences and surroundings.
Within the department we embed a basic skill set of formal elements: line, tone, shape and form, colour, texture, and pattern. Students immerse themselves in the fundamental practical skills required to construct and deconstruct concepts and forms from KS3 to KS5. This is achieved through the understanding of the formal elements and applying them into a series of visual works.
Observational study is a core component of the basic skills and drawing from real things is a key starting point in many of the projects. Projects can vary from year to year but are linked to the basic skills.
We are committed to developing students’ knowledge of Art history including contemporary concepts and advances in art.
Homework is an important part of the curriculum and the use of a sketchbook encourages independence, imagination, and good practice.
What exam board do we follow?
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