Art and Design
S1, S2 & S3
Pupils in S1, S2 and S3 will continue to build upon and develop the skills learned so far through their contact with the Art department during primary stages.
In S1, S2 and S3 learning is experienced in three areas: Expressive Activities, Design Activities and Critical Evaluation of their own work and the work of known artists and designers. Materials used will vary from the traditional use of paint, drawing, printmaking and 3D work using clay, to the increasing use of technology through the use of I.C.T , animation and the media of Photoshop. The pupils will have the opportunity to experience Inter-disciplinary Learning through art projects that are linked to work carried out in other subject areas. Pupils will be involved in competitions both locally and nationally ranging from the Rotary Art Prize to the John Byrne National Drawing Competition.
S3 pupils are encouraged to think for themselves and create art with a message. They are given more freedom to develop their own style and refine their skills.
Senior pupils who choose to take Art and Design at National 4 or 5 will complete folios of work within both the elements of Expressive and Design with the Critical element now embedded into the practical work.