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Art and design

Art and Design

In the Teesdale School art department, we are constantly amazed at how creative our students are and how they approach different tasks with individuality and enthusiasm. We are very lucky to have a department with the best views in school which make our classes a lovely place to be.

Art and design lessons at Teesdale School are well resourced, with a kiln for glass and ceramic work, good ICT facilities and a forthcoming dark room and photography studio to enable students to develop their ideas using photography.

Art and design is a popular subject, not only to take as an option, but also at lunchtimes and after school, where a whole range of different activities take place. We pride ourselves on being a vibrant, mutually respectful and inclusive department, where we are always open for students wishing to come and be creative. Students enjoy the opportunity to express themselves, explore using different materials and techniques and develop new ideas from looking at the work of artists and cultures.

  • Teesdale art department student work
    Teesdale art department student work
  • Hannah Jones
    Hannah Jones
  • 9. Mathew Brunskill
  • 8. Mathew Brunskill
  • 6. Daniel Jobson
  • 7. Lauren Bell
  • 5. Ellen Brookes
  • 4. Hanna Jones
  • 35. Katie, Scarlett and Katelyn
  • 34. Elvina, Lenny and Paizley
  • 33. Rhys Ward
  • 32. Rhys Ward
  • 30. Rhys Ward
  • 3. Daisy Goodwin
  • 29. Rhys Ward
  • 28. Y10 mono prints
  • 27. Megan Rogers
  • 26. Megan Rogers
  • 25. Megan Rogers
  • 26. Lenny McLennan
  • 24. Y9 Pepper Assessments
  • 23. Rebecca Hosey
  • 21. Recording Observations
  • 22. Ellen Brookes
  • 20. Lee Robinson
  • 13. Sadie Askwith
  • 17. Joshua Atkinson
  • 19. Lee Robinson
  • 15. Sadie Askwith
  • 14. Sadie Askwith
  • 16. Sarah Dent
  • 12. Hanna Jones
  • Teesdale art department student work
  • Hannah Jones
  • 9. Mathew Brunskill
  • 8. Mathew Brunskill
  • 6. Daniel Jobson
  • 7. Lauren Bell
  • 5. Ellen Brookes
  • 4. Hanna Jones
  • 35. Katie, Scarlett and Katelyn
  • 34. Elvina, Lenny and Paizley
  • 33. Rhys Ward
  • 32. Rhys Ward
  • 30. Rhys Ward
  • 3. Daisy Goodwin
  • 29. Rhys Ward
  • 28. Y10 mono prints
  • 27. Megan Rogers
  • 26. Megan Rogers
  • 25. Megan Rogers
  • 26. Lenny McLennan
  • 24. Y9 Pepper Assessments
  • 23. Rebecca Hosey
  • 21. Recording Observations
  • 22. Ellen Brookes
  • 20. Lee Robinson
  • 13. Sadie Askwith
  • 17. Joshua Atkinson
  • 19. Lee Robinson
  • 15. Sadie Askwith
  • 14. Sadie Askwith
  • 16. Sarah Dent
  • 12. Hanna Jones
I love art lessons at Teesdale and I was really pleased with my latest assessment where we had to draw a human skull. I felt really proud because I created a good 3D effect and I did this using shading. I was really pleased with the outcome.
Cecily Gibson, Year 7

What's been happening in the art department recently?

Afterschool on Tuesday we run an art club that is open to everyone. This is a place where students get to have the freedom of creating things with a variety of different materials and techniques. Before Christmas, students were busy creating ceramic decorations to sell at our Christmas market and we are currently working on a mural to display around school. Some students choose to spend the time drawing or developing their coursework. There is a lovely atmosphere and something our students look forward to every week!

Teesdale art club

Curriculum information:

Year 7

 

Learning outcomes

In Year 7, students will explore the building blocks of art and design and develop their making skills when working with different materials and techniques. They will look at a variety of contextual sources to develop their ideas and will experience using both 2D and 3D materials.

Topics taught

  • Festivals
  • Sweets
  • Animals

Year 8

 

Learning outcomes

During Year 8, students will continue to experience a wide range of materials and techniques and will also learn and use art key terms when refining their ideas. They will explore using technical drawing techniques as used by architects, learn about the wider world’s traditions and cultures in the Asia project and will get to make their own funky letter whilst exploring typography with three dimensional materials.

Topics taught

  • Architecture
  • Asia
  • Art and words

Year 9

 

Learning outcomes

In Year 9, students get to explore in more depth ceramic work and printing. They will begin to work with more independence when using materials and developing their own ideas. They will experience using both 2D and 3D materials and will select their own theme in the mystery project, giving them a chance to really express themselves in a creative way.

Topics taught

  • Food
  • Spirals
  • Mystery project

Year 10

 

Learning outcomes

Recording observations is a major part of the Year 10 curriculum, with emphasis on high quality drawing skills and photography. Students will explore manipulating images using editing software and will explore drawing with a variety of materials. Students will begin to create a portfolio of work which will demonstrate their ability to meet the assessment objectives.

Topics taught

  • Natural forms
  • Tutti Frutti
  • Reflecting my world
  • Hobbies
  • Buildings

Year 11

 

Learning outcomes

In their final year, art and design students will build an externally assessed portfolio of work meeting the assessment objectives. Refining and modifying their work will be paramount and they will need to be able to analytically reflect on the work they have done previously.

This will lead to a 10 hour external exam, where students will culminate their ideas.

Topics taught

  • Independent personal investigation and response
Art gives me the freedom to express myself. I enjoy developing my ideas through using photography as well as exploring different materials and techniques. I also enjoy looking at the work of various artists to help me come up with new ideas.
Evan Garrett, Year 10