Our AimsOur well established Art Department is a vibrant part of Wilson’s School. All students study Art for two years at Key Stage 3, and can then opt for both Art GCSE (a three year programme of study) and A Level. At GCSE the students follow the new Pearson / Edexcel specification in Art and Design. At A Level students can opt to follow either the new Fine Art or Art and Design specification.
Art lessons at Wilson's are creative, practical and engaging. Trips are integral to the study of Art and Design and designed to complement the students’ practical work and independent learning. These include visits to permanent and current exhibitions and galleries, cultural centres and architectural sites as well as a digital design day at Canon’s UK.
The Art Department aims to:
- Develop students’ appreciation art and design in the world they live in.
- Improve students’ practical skills using a variety of both new media and traditional techniques, to create outcomes.
- Create confidence at drawing for visual communication.
- Cultivate students’ appreciation of art and design in the world they live in and understand how the creative thinking process is a skill that can be applied to many sectors of industry.
Our department has a passion for the subject and wants to transfer this ethos to our students, as the creative thinkers of the future.
Our StaffMiss Waterhouse (Head of Department)