You will be learning about: 

Different artists (historical, modern and contemporary), designers and art cultures. You will have the opportunity to focus on the ones that interest you for example Robert Banksy, Pablo Picasso, Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Cartoon artists (Marvel comics and Walt Disney), Manga, Aboriginal, Egyptian, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood and many more.  

You will develop practical skills in a wide range of two and three-dimensional art materials and then focus on one or more materials of interest including drawing (pencil, colour pencil, pastel and mixed media), painting, sculpture, textiles, digital photography, printmaking (mono, lino and etching), computer aided design (Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro) etc. You will have the opportunity to work with local artists, visit local art industries and galleries.   

How will this subject help me in the future?  

Art & Design develops your visual knowledge and practical skills as well as your critical understanding skills both in a spoken and written way. These are invaluable life skills and will help out with all careers, but especially art related ones such as animator, architect, artist, designer (computer, costume, textile, interior, landscape and web), film/TV director, hairdressing, illustrator, photographer, make-up artist, teaching, and many more.

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