Art is taught on termly rotation in Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 within the Creative Arts. In Art lessons pupils experience and develop a broad range of art techniques and explore sensory based art materials. Once pupils are confident with the materials and techniques they continue to create their own artworks in response to stimuli and existing works of art.
At Beatrice Tate school we have designated art room and resources for pupils to explore a variety of 2D and 3D art forms including drawing, painting, block and silk-screen printing, ceramics and sculpture. We also have a wide range of digital media equipment including cameras, ipad applications and art and design computer programmes.

In Key Stage 3 pupils explore and develop their use of a variety materials and equipment within:

  • drawing
  • painting
  • printing
  • sculpture

Through these topics pupils experience and develop their knowledge and skills in colour mixing, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills to form their work. These topics are taught within lessons exploring a range of historical and cultural art forms and practices

In Key Stage 4 and 5 pupils lessons are taught within the topics of Art and Media. These lessons reinforce pupils’ subject knowledge and skills and pupils are supported and encouraged in their self-expression, creativity and in communicating their experiences and/or preferences of art materials and processes. Pupils in Key Stages 4 and 5 are also offered the opportunity to gain Arts Award accreditation at levels Discover and Explore.

Pupils access to contemporary art is an important part of the Art curriculum throughout all Key Stages, pupils regularly visit art galleries and work with practicing artists through workshops and within the Programme for Emerging Artists. The Programme for Emerging Artists is a residency programme at the school that offers all of our pupils the opportunity to view and experience contemporary art. To find out more select the Pfea image on the Creative Arts page or double click on the following link:

A video of one of our collaborative projects with the subjects Music and Writing can be viewed below.