This course provides an introduction to some of the key themes in art and design, enabling students to enhance their artistic skills, techniques, knowledge and the opportunity to begin the development of an individual portfolio of art and design work.
This is achieved through various projects using a range of different 2D media and specialist equipment. The units covered focus on the essential 2D elements in art and design which will include drawing, painting, printmaking, and mixed-media.The portfolio of work students produce will reflect their unique potential within art and design and will enable them to study at a higher level or gain employment. Students explore the work of other artists and designers and learn how they have made a career in art and design. This work is supported by educational visits to galleries.

Art Gallery

The whys of Rise


To encourage and instil pupils with the belief that they do have the ability and skills to be creative and original in producing something that they thought was not possible. 


Show my art, explain, build confidence, build self esteem, always be welcoming, encouragement, self belief, showed interest in their work, praise, listen, model.


Drawing, painting, mixed media, research, art elements painting, look at artists work, discussing, working one to one, explore ideas, get stuck in, mark making, art history, creating.

Art and Design

Art is my release. I have a tough time outside of school and find it really therapeutic to focus my thoughts when in my art classes. My teacher allows me to be creative and really pushes me to produce work that I never thought I would be able to do.
Artist, Year 11
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