Art and Design gives students the opportunity not just to develop their practical skills but to learn about art and design and the importance of visual culture in the world. Students learn to understand and evaluate artwork, discuss ideas and develop their own work in response to what they have learnt.
They study the work of artists, craftspeople and designers from a range of cultures and styles, past and present.
They are encouraged to observe and record accurately and to be creative and imaginative.
As part of a balanced curriculum, art helps students to appreciate the visual and to make informed aesthetic choices. It encourages persistence and concentration, and the organisational skills required to go through the process of creating artwork as an individual or in a group.
The Art Department has 2 staff and 2 well equipped rooms for 2D and 3D work.
To find out information about the all the sixth form courses offered please see the sixth form pages.
The Art Department offers the following extra curricular activities:
- Year 7 Art Club runs at lunchtime every week.
- A successful Enterprise Project saw Year 10 taking part in a life drawing day at The University For the Creative Arts (formerly KIAD) at Rochester.
- Year 9 have produced a series of paintings for the Sanderson Children’s Unit at Medway Hospital, which brightened up the hospital corridors for the disabled children and their parents who use the centre.
We hope to continue and develop these and other college and community links.
Students from the Art Department created and developed a series of props for students to use as part of their Arts Award performance. More information on the Arts Award