The Art department strives to develop the creative mind in all students.
Creative thinking empowers dynamic doing.
Wrotham School offers Art and Applied Art at GCSE and A Level to all students who are interested in drawing, painting, textiles, sculpture, graphics, fashion and 3d construction.
These are just some of the areas you could study in Art and Applied Art. Art is the subject which allows you express yourself and to work independently to create work of your own choice. Applied Art allows you to do the same but as this is a vocational course it also provides you with opportunities to work on live project briefs out of the school context. This entails working towards a specific purpose and having to work professionally as an actual artist or designer.
It is our belief that Art will help students to be independent, to question, to express themselves, to be innovative, to be creative and to communicate meaning using visual language. Our main aim is to provide a supportive and challenging environment in which students can foster the skills they will need throughout their lives.
Art is essential to enhancing our lifestyles; from the clothes we wear, the homes we live and the products we buy. It informs us about what has past and enables us to express our opinions and feelings about now and the future.
In Art you will learn how to:
think for yourself and to ultimately BE CREATIVE!
to work independently
develop your technical skills in terms of how to use media
to understand the different genres of Art
to analyse, appreciate and be inspired by the work of artists, designers and craftspeople
to present, evaluate and exhibit own work