Curriculum - art

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Irlam and Cadishead College encourages students to explore Art through a range of creative and engaging practical projects throughout the year.  Students research the work of artists and cultures, and work independently and collaboratively using a variety of different techniques and processes.

In KS3, students explore traditional painting and drawing methods; but also have the opportunity to explore various materials including clay modelling and print-making.

Students in KS4 are given further opportunities to explore their interests in Art and Design.

GCSE students have more time to focus on their own personal interests alongside the guided projects set, whilst researching and examining a large range of artists.

Students are provided with their own personal sketchbook for recording ideas alongside pieces of larger work. Members of our Art department are practising artists and encourage students to attend lunch and after school art sessions.

We frequently organise visits to art galleries and work with professional artists.