Purpose of study
Art, craft, and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire, and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent, and create their own works of art, craft, and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity, and wealth of our nation.
At The Peak Academy, the curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
- Become skilful in drawing, painting, sculpture, and other art, craft, and design techniques.
- Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft, and design.
- Know about great artists, craft makers, and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.
Students are taught three projects in an academic year. Preparation studies are recorded within a portfolio working towards a final piece which marks the end of each project. In years 10 and 11, students build up a portfolio of coursework, working towards a GCSE in art and design.
Art & Design Curriculum
Projects are designed and tailored around each year group, depending on the dynamics and their needs.
Projects Taught so Far
Insect/fish batiks, Chris Ofili-inspired portraits, ceramic cakes, graffiti tags, ceramic Picasso faces, mixed media portraits, ceramic fish, 3D letters, African masks, Hockney landscapes, Viking shields, logos, Roy Lichtenstein superheroes, abstract eyes, artist-inspired murals, and commedia dell’arte masks.