Arthur Mellows Village College

Delivering learning for life within an aspirational culture

Art and Textiles

 Art and Design is taught throughout Key Stage 3 to enable students the opportunity to not only gain practical and technical skills but to develop their understanding of creativity as a valuable skill in all walks of life. Students study many techniques and processes, including drawing; painting; digital collage; ceramics; Batik, various printing processes, sewing techniques and textiles construction. The topics are then enhanced by in-depth studies of artists/movements/designers relevant to each project. Through this broad approach to producing Art, Craft and Design students build on artistic and intellectual skills, but also develop self-discipline, respect and independent learning.

GCSE Art, Craft and Design and GCSE Art Textiles

At GCSE students can choose between Art, Craft and Design or Art Textiles courses depending on their interest and skills. Both courses offer students the opportunity to be creative and develop skills in different techniques and processes. Students are required to produce a portfolio of practical work that demonstrates their skills and complete a practical examination at the end of the course.

A Level Fine Art and A Level Art Textiles

The Art Department offers students the opportunity to study Fine Art or Art Textiles at A Level.
The courses build upon the work done in GCSE but at a much higher level and students are expected to build their practical skills and contextual understanding to an advanced level. The A Level courses in both Fine Art and Art Textiles are focused on working with individuals in order to produce work that is unique, creative and personal to them. As a department we have skills in a wide variety of media and pride ourselves in being able to ensure students produce work that is reflective of their highest levels of attainment.