Art Curriculum Intent
In Art at BCA we want all students to develop a positive relationship with Art, Craft and Design. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and consider what it would be like to be an artist, graphic designer, fashion designer, Architect or illustrator. Our Art curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and challenge students, whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to be able to experiment, invent and create their own works of art.
As students’ progress, they should gain a deeper understanding of how Art and Design reflects and shapes our history, and how it contributes to the culture, creativity and wealth of our world. We want to equip our students with design thinking skills and creativity to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We want our students to use their own experiences as inspiration, to learn from other cultures and to respect diversity. To that end, we have carefully selected a wide range of unique and diverse artists, craft makers and designers for our students to study. For example in Year 7 students study Pop Artists Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein looking at the use of colour. Year 9 work with the theme of Journeys and identity looking at contemporary artists Rosie James and Gerard Fromanger. Year 11 explore the work of painters Courtney Autumn Martin and Laura Bell in their “Close Up” project.