Art & Design

Our students are encouraged to explore visual, tactile and all other sensory experiences to convey ideas and meanings. They interact with traditional and new media, developing confidence, competence, imagination and creativity. Students learn to recognize images and artefacts across times and cultures. Students reflect critically on their own and other people’s work, judging quality, value and meaning. Learning to think and act as artists, craftspeople and designers, students work creatively and intelligently.

Aims

  • Develop a broad understanding of the meaning, significance and contribution of art, craft and design within contemporary, historical and multi-cultural contexts
  • Develop visual literacy and enable students to evaluate visual images
  • Encourage individual expression through the practical creation of visual forms
  • Develop the ability to hold, articulate and communicate ideas, opinions and feelings about visual forms
  • Develop skills in handling and exploring the possibilities of different media and encourage individual aptitude
  • Develop appreciation of the skill and effort to achieve work of quality

Resources
Art is taught in a designated studio room which allows students to work in a range of different ways. Students have access to a wide range of materials during their lessons and are encouraged to work independently to develop their work in an individual and experimental way.
We aim to introduce and reference a broad range of artists including contemporary, practising artists and endeavour to organise regular trips to many of the good galleries in Accra.

Secondary 1
Year 7 – Key skills and the formal elements of art and design
The aim of this project is to introduce students to art and design through the eight formal elements. Students will explore how different artists, designers and crafts-people use line, tone, pattern, form, colour, shape, structure and texture to make visual art.

Year 8 – ‘Object and Viewpoint’
The aim of this project is to develop students’ observational drawing skills and learn about the genre of still-life.

Year 9 – ‘Identity Explosion’
In this project students will be learning how a range of artists explore issues of identity and culture through their work. In particular they will learn about the work of relevant artists.

Method of assessment
60% practical classwork - 40% assessment exam

Secondary 2
IGCSE in Art and Design
- what does it involve?
This is a practical course. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects such as Architecture, Animation, Natural forms, Sculpture and Cultures. There are many trips to galleries and museums and the places of interest. Pupils often work with professional designers on projects.
- How is the Art IGCSE awarded?
You have 2 years to produce an art and design portfolio which will lead to an exhibition of your work. This accounts for 60% of the mark.You will be given an art and design brief and this accounts for 40% of your mark.
- How can art help me in the future?
Although art is an optional subject, we encourage all our students, especially the girls, to take up the option to study art for the IGCSE.

Sixth Form
Extra Curricula

There will also be weekly opportunities in the Art & Design club for extended activities so that students can develop their knowledge, skills and understanding further.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Art & Design

Brainy Bairn Curriculum Programme

ICT & Computing

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Economics

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English

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Global Perspective

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Geography

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French

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Science

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History

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Mathematics

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Music

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Extra Curricular Activities

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Physical Education

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Religous Education

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