Students enjoy a broad mixed media approach where they get the opportunity to explore new and unconventional methods of art, craft and design. Students build on and improve their current skills by following a programme rich in history, culture, technology and business style projects incorporating all of the creative skills needed in the world of work and design.
Independent enquirers and thinkers is what we want students to become. Innovative digital teaching and learning approaches are an essential enhancement in the lessons to help prepare students for creative futures.
Please see our gallery to look at some of the artwork created at our school.
We have also recently set up a Tomlinscote Art Instagram page, to showcase students' artwork, which can be found here.
key stage 3
Key Stage 3 is a foundation stage where students get to explore with 2D and 3D media, developing their knowledge of technique and skill. Research is encouraged to build confidence in the work of traditional and contemporary artists allowing students to form personal opinions through debate and sharing ideas, some of which are shared through classroom Padlets.
Students learn the importance of presentation and the ability to refine and improve their sketchbooks to professional standards. Literacy is also an integral part of each project strengthening students' verbal and written language to include artistic terminology.
Example Key Stage 3 Projects include: Hundertwasser clay pots, Wire bug sculptures, Klimt printing, Brit art, Digital wrapping papers, and advertising.
key stage 4
At Key Stage 4 students develop a personal style. Students develop their strengths, discovered at Key Stage 3 forming a personal investigation to create a journey of learning. Students follow the AQA exam board assessment objectives. Students complete two coursework projects in year 10 and an exam project in year 11. Example Key Stage 4 projects include: The Sea, Surrealism, Architecture, Egyptian culture, nature and people.
Students have the opportunity at Key Stage 4 to go to Barcelona and other city trips to museums and galleries throughout the year.
See our art flight paths here