Creative Arts

Creative Arts

Creative arts are taught throughout all stages of the school. The Creative Arts department provide specialist lessons to students in Key Stages 3 to 5 (11 to 18 years old). The curriculum comprises of two main areas: Art & Design, and Design & Technology.

Through Design & Technology, students understand and learn to shape the world around them whilst honing vital employability skills such as project management. There is a strong link with many subjects particularly Science, History, Maths and Art.

Working with a variety of 2D and 3D media such as acrylic paint, oils, pastel, printing, papier-mache, watercolours, charcoal, mixed media and digital manipulation.

The topics studied in each year enable students to develop their skills in the essential ‘formal elements of art’ – line, shape, form, tone, colour and pattern.

Technology also has a place in Creative Arts. As well as using their personal iPads for research and inspiration, digital content creation is woven into the curriculum, including 3D design, digital art and image manipulation. Technology is just another tool used as part of the creative process.

Any visitor to ISP cannot fail to notice the wide range of high-quality artwork on display around the school. Our annual art exhibition showcases the amazing work created by our Secondary students, from the smallest watercolour to enormous sculptures.

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