Art

“A picture is a poem without words”  Horace

We encourage students to be independent, creative and receptive to new ideas. Students throughout the key stages are exposed to a wide range of art making experiences using exciting media; drawing, painting, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography and digital photography

Our facilities consist of two large classrooms and one dedicated sixth form art room, two traditional darkrooms, two digital suites, animation, film making, printmaking, painting, sculpture and ceramics. The staff within the department all have varied specialisms; drawing, painting, photography and sculpture.

Yr7 and Yr8 students will have an average 10 lessons per term on a rotation between the Creative Arts subjects (art, dance, drama and music)

Yr9 students opt to study 3 of the 4 Creative Arts subjects and will receive one lesson per week.

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 7

Elements of Art
An introduction to drawing and painting techniques.

Art Around the World
Mix media and sculpture responses to international artists.

Figures in Motion
An introduction to figure drawing.

Year 8

Portraits
Introduction to self-portraiture. Students look at artists work and then create their own self portrait.

Gargoyles
Study of gargoyles which students then create a ceramic sculpture.

Aboriginal Art
Study of Aboriginal art and symbolism. Students create their own aerial art work based on their local environment.

Year 9

Surrealism
Introduction to the Surrealist art movement. Students create a series of responses to different themes within the topic. Students create their own final piece.

Street Art
Examine and respond to contemporary street artists. Students create their own final piece using media of their choice.

Political Art
Using Pablo Picasso’s Guernica as an introduction to the war art. Students examine historic and current conflict and the role of propaganda and documenting conflict. Students create their own final piece.

Homework projects at Key Stage 3 are set termly.

Outside the classroom

To maximise students exposure to contemporary art, we regularly organise trips into central London, to galleries and exhibitions. These provide students with valuable learning experiences, which inspire and impact on their work. We also encourage students to independently participate in events across London, such as The Big Draw.

There are a number of extra-curricular provisions for students we have lunchtime animation club and on a Thursday Key Stage 3 Art Club and Year 7 Photography Club. There is also a Key Stage 3 Homework club that runs one nominated lunch time each week.

Many of our ex-students have followed their passion for art and photography, by completing foundation courses, then progressing to bachelor degree in Illustration, Fine Art and Design. Several of our former students work within the creative industry and have accredited their experiences as art students at Hendon for their success.

The Art Department has a long tradition of entering students work into regional and nationwide competitions. Wen Ting Wong won Mayor’s Fourth Plinth Secondary Schools Award, for the borough of Barnet. We have participated in the Rivers of the World, run by Thames Festival Trust and the British Council. The Art Department has close links with Middlesex University with many of our students participating in enrichment programmes and Saturday school.

Progression pathways and careers

At Hendon we offer:
GCSE Art and Design - AQA exam board
AS and A2 Art and Design - AQA exam board
BTEC Level 3 Art and Design – Edexcel exam board
GCSE Photography - AQA exam board
AS and A2 Photography - AQA exam board

Careers

The creative sector is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. It currently accounts for 6% of the UK’s GDP, with further growth predicted for the next decade. The creative industry has proven to expand despite recent economic crisis.  Studying Art and Design at AS and A2 level provides students with a fantastic platform for a Foundation Art Course, followed by BA in Art, Design or Art History.

The career prospects are varied including: Graphic Designer, Curator, Education, Product Designer, Fashion Designer, Animator, Architect, Landscape Gardener, Games Designer, Advertising, Set Designer, Web Designer, Illustrator and Art Therapist.

Currently studying on Degree Courses/Apprenticeship Schemes:

Many of our ex-students have followed their passion for art and photography, by completing foundation courses, then progressing to bachelor degree in Illustration, Fine Art and Design. Several of our former students work within the creative industry and have accredited their experiences as art students at Hendon for their success


Guy Barber- BA (Hons) Film and TV Production, Bournemouth University
 
Runa Patel - BA (Hons) Photography, University of Staffordshire
 
Shane Williams - BA Media Productions, Lincoln University
 
Casey Ballam - BA Illustration, Middlesex University, London
 
Rebecca Lee - Foundation Course and BA Illustration, Bournemouth University
 
Vanisha Tailor - Level 4 Apprenticeship at TechCity

Useful links

Pintura art detective - www.eduweb.com/pintura
24 hour museum - www.culture24.org.uk/home
Deviant art - www.deviantart.com
Art web - www.artweb.com
Student art and design - www.juliastubbs.co.uk
Inside art - www.eduweb.com/insideart
Colour matters - www.colormatters.com
BBC art - www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/site/art.shtml

Contact

Ms Catherine Sergent, Head of Art. SergentC@hendonschool.co.uk

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