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High School For Girls

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Art

Art at High School for Girls offers students the opportunity to develop their creativity, technical skills and personal artistic styles. Students use colour, form, texture, pattern and different materials and processes to communicate their ideas. Our aim is to produce innovative, independent artists who are confident in researching, experimenting, developing ideas and risk taking. Benefits for our students include problem-solving skills, critical-thinking skills and a cooperative learning environment. Artwork is displayed throughout the school to celebrate the success of the student. The art rooms are a hive of activity at lunchtimes, Years 7-9 can participate in Art club and Years 10-13 for independent coursework.

Key Stage 3 

  • Undertake a balanced programme of exciting and inspirational Art, Craft and Design projects
  • Work individually, in groups and as a whole class
  • Develop skills in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed-media, 3-dimensional art and using ICT
  • Evaluate, understand and appreciate their own and others' work using specialist vocabulary, including traditional and contemporary artists, craftspeople, designers and a variety of cultures

Key Stage 4 

Students produce a portfolio of coursework by being introduced to a range of processes and techniques, including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media, photography and sculpture, as well as developing an understanding of the historical and cultural aspects. The focus is geared increasingly towards individual work, with an emphasis on self-motivation and enjoyment of the subject. 

Key Stage 5 

Fine Art is offered with an emphasis on drawing and painting, which is enriched by an experimental and multi-media approach.  The A Level course is intended to build on the skills and knowledge gained during GCSE and are for students who wish to extend and develop their artistic studies in greater depth or who wish to pursue a career in Art and Design. Museum and gallery visits are incorporated into KS4 and 5 and students can use the designated Sixth Form Studio.

 

Art on Instagram

Work from students is shared on the Art Instagram Feed (@hsfgart)  Please click on the logo to view.

Look here to see examples of artwork on the school photo gallery.