21 Oct 2017
Art & Design
Creativity is at the heart of the Art and Design Curriculum. Students are actively encouraged to work independently and to develop enquiring minds. They are taught all the skills associated with an Art and Design course such as drawing and painting, observational drawing, threedimensional modelling, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, problem solving and the study of the work of other artists, craftspeople and designers.
Students in years 10 and 11 can choose to take a GCSE course in Art and Design, following the Art OCR “broadbased” specification. This permits them to experience a wide range of skills based on the list above but also covering the use of photography and graphic design. However, if it is felt appropriate, it is possible for them to pursue a “focused” course specialising in just one of these areas. Students are encouraged to develop, refine, record and present ideas through investigations informed by contextual and other sources using a wide range of resources, media, materials and processes.
Latest Art & Design news
The Regeneration of Hereford 2020
I am extremely pleased with the work that some of our students have done on a set of hoardings that will be on display in Hereford. As part of the regeneration project schools were asked to contribute to designing and painting the hoardings that will be surrounding Widemarsh Street and the Merton Meadow carpark in Hereford. The theme for the project was a vision of Hereford in 2020. In total there will be 77 hoardings and as a school we have managed to complete 6 of these. This was an ambitious task due to the scale of the boards. They will be in situ from the 18th March so with a little hunting down you should be able to see which boards belong to Fairfield.