Art & Design
Art at All Hallows is taught to all pupils at Key Stage 3 and is an option subject at Key Stage 4.
There are two full time members of staff who deliver the Art Curriculum:-
- Mrs Calland (Head of Art)
- Miss Chambers (Teacher of Art)
The Art department has two classrooms, an Art office and a resource area which is suitable for large scale work, sculpture and clay. This area contains 6 computers with Adobe Photoshop and a kiln. The Art office contains many Art books and resources.
Key Stage 3 Curriculum
Pupils in Key Stage 3 follow a varied curriculum which encompasses a wide range of skills and techniques. Pupils have one lesson per week.
Year 7 Topics
Formal Elements – Colour, Pattern, Tone, Line, Shape, Texture. Pupils will experiment with the formal elements to create a wide range of outcomes.
Cultural Influences – Experimentation using a range of media to inform a personal response. Clay and Print form an integral part of this topic.
Year 8 Topics
Insects – The Formal Elements are revisited and used in new and exciting ways to develop a collection of insect work.
Buildings and Architecture – A diverse range of architects and artists are introduced to the pupils. Wire, collage and clay are used to make individual responses.
Year 9 Topics
Portraits – Pupils will have the opportunity to make a range of portraits using Adobe Photoshop, wire, altered photography, paint and collage. Each portrait will be inspired by the work of other artists. The formal elements are again revisited within this topic.
Shoes – Pupils will study the work of several artists and make an informed choice in developing an idea to create a modroc shoe model.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum
Pupils have three lessons per week and follow the AQA Art, Craft and Design course which is a full GCSE. Component 1 accounts for 60% of the final grade and Component 2 (examination) makes up the further 40%.
Two units of work are studied:-
- Creative Human Anatomy
- The coast – Water, Shells & Sealife
Observational drawing, media experimentation, Adobe Photoshop, Photography, Painting, Glass, Clay, Modelling and Critical studies form an integral part of the course. Appropriate artists are studied at each key stage. Year 10 work is submitted annually to the South Ribble Art Exhibition.
Extra Curricular Activities
The Art department organises a wide range of extracurricular activities including the following:-
- Glass Workshops
- Art club for all year groups held 4 lunchtimes per week
- GCSE Art club held weekly after school
- Exhibitions of pupils work both in school and at local galleries
- Competition’s within school, locally and nationally.
Trip to Barcelona which runs every three years during May half term. A very popular trip which includes visits to galleries, Nou Camp Stadium, Montserrat, Parc Guell and other attractions
Lytham St Annes
GCSE pupils undertake a one day landscape drawing day using a wide variety of media techniques. They observe seascapes, built environment and the Windmill as part of their studies.
Salts Mill, Saltaire, Shipley
This is a gallery visit to explore the work of World renowned Artist David Hockney.