Head of Department – Mrs V Charlett
Teacher of Art – Miss E Lyons
Our Curriculum Intent
Here at SFX we actively encourage all students to achieve their true potential by providing a stimulating and inclusive curriculum, ensuring that all students experience challenge and enjoyment through art, craft and design. We celebrate our faith in Art by encouraging boys to depict the true meaning of Christmas in our annual School Christmas Card Competition.
The department aims to develop student’s identity in a contemporary society and within their locality; developing understanding of cultural diversity and the need for mutual respect, in addition to offering the opportunity for spiritual and ethical development. This is especially important in a Post-Covid curriculum where SEMH has been affected and impacted on social interaction.
Additional support at extra-curricular sessions at lunch and after school help further foster the strong relationship between staff and students and this in turn boosts students’ confidence, progress and individuality. We also cultivate skills in effective communication, both through visual language and expression of opinion.
Celebration of student’s achievements are promoted through our excellent classroom and whole school displays, and via social media which allows for a wider platform to regularly share the vast array of creative responses our boys make throughout the year.
We also raise awareness of the varied career paths which can lead on from studying the subject so students are able to make informed decisions about their future.
It is important that students are made aware from the outset, not only what is expected from them when they enter the Art Department but what they can expect to receive in return. We aim to:
Ensure that all students experience pleasure and enjoyment through Art, Craft and Design activities.
Encourage all students to achieve their potential ensuring equal opportunities and inclusive policies.
Develop students’ awareness of cultural diversity and the world they inhabit and respect of others
Promote confidence in exploring, experimenting, sharing ideas and more in importantly expressing themselves and voicing opinions underpinned by knowledge
Commend high standards of work and effort
KS3 – Local Galleries
KS4/5 – Visits to London and Glasgow galleries
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
KS3: Homework help – Lunch times daily
After school by invitation only – 3:10-4:30 pm every Thursday in A1 and A2
KS4: Lunch times daily
After school 3:10-5pm every Tuesday in A1 and every Thursday in A1 and A2
KS5: Use of 6th Form art room as a studio space throughout the school day
Tate Liverpool, The Walker Art Gallery, FACT, The Open Eye Gallery, Speke Hall, Bluecoat Chambers, World Museum, The Liverpool Museum, The Slavery Museum
Grayson Art Club – Channel 4, Grand Designs – Channel 4, George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces – Channel 4, Interior Design Masters – BBC, Landscape Artist of the Year – Sky,
Portrait Artist of the Year – Sky, Sky Arts.
The Story of Art – E H Gombrich
Ways of Seeing – John Berger
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain – Betty Edwards
The Art Book – Phaidon Press
The Art of Protest – De Nichols