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Coombes Boys School

Art

 

Art is a subject that allows you to explore ideas through practical application. Pupils have the opportunity and freedom to explore in a stimulating environment. During KS3 pupils learn the skills needed for creative drawing, painting and making, understanding art in both contemporary and historical contexts. We take part in cross- curricular enrichment days and work with other visiting artists. During KS4 and 5, pupils have the freedom to choose their own outcomes and are encouraged to work on challenging ideas. The art rooms are open most lunchtimes and after school for pupils to finish work or participate in clubs.

Curriculum Booklets are now available to download:

Year 7 Curriculum Booklet

Year 8 Curriculum Booklet

Year 9 Curriculum Booklet

Year 10 Curriculum Booklet

Year 11 Curriculum Booklet

Photographs of work produced in lesson time.

Curriculum Leader Mr J Brown

  • Year 7 work on My Journey.
     The pupils were asked to study the work of David Hockney and then produce a personal response in paint using a memorable journey they had made.
  • Examples of tie dyed work produced by the year 7 classes as part of an Aboriginal project. This also included the construction of three dimensional turtles which appear around the school.
  • Examples of tie dyed work produced by the year 7 classes as part of an Aboriginal project. This also included the construction of three dimensional turtles which appear around the school.
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  • Year 10 Workshop as part of the Blueprint project.
    Some of the pupils in year 10 took part in a project run by Kingston University. They worked every Thursday after school to produce work which included the colour blue and addressed an issue that they wanted to promote. This ranged from metal health issues to those of protecting the environment. All the work went on display at the Stanley Picker Gallery in Kingston.
  • The year 8 project on Face of the World allowed the pupils to create a self-portrait inspired by a chosen artist or style. These two examples show very different interpretations. One is in the style of Picasso and the other of Manga. 
  • The year 8 project on Face of the World allowed the pupils to create a self-portrait inspired by a chosen artist or style. These two examples show very different interpretations. One is in the style of Picasso and the other of Manga. 
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  • Year 9 Animal Collage
    The year 9 classes have produced copies of work by the artist Roa. These have been drawn on a large scale using chalk and charcoal and have been put on display along the corridors and stairs in the department.
  • Remembrance Day was remembered by the students from year 8.
    They each drew around their own foot to create a footprint.
    The students then wrote a note of remembrance to the people who lost their lives in the war.
    Poppy wreaths were made and displayed in the school.
  • Examples of tie dyed work produced by the year 7 classes as part of an Aboriginal project. This also included the construction of three dimensional turtles which appear around the school.
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  • Year 8 War and Peace
    This is one example of the models constructed by the year 8 classes using found materials and toy soldiers. They made observational drawings from the models and produced a war diary.
  • Food in Art
    During their project on food in art the year 9 classes were asked to re-design and make a new crisp packet design. The flavours were just as bold as the packet designs!
  • One of the year 7 classes took part in a workshop run by Global Art. They were asked to produce a postcard to illustrate a treasured memory. All the work was on display during the Kingston Arts Festival.
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