Here at Egerton we pride ourselves in providing an interesting and creative art experience which will 'bring out the artist in you!'. We focus on the development of art form skills, including: the use of art materials, the development of specific techniques, observational drawing skills and research into art forms and specific artists. Students also produce work using information and communications technology (ICT) and other less traditional media. At Egerton we are very excited to offer a number of unique Arts Award qualifications, which assists students to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through setting personal challenges in an art form of their choice.
Through The Arts Award, young people gain a nationally recognised qualification enabling them to progress into further education and employment. They not only gain art from knowledge and understanding but also develop leadership, creativity and communication skills.
We are currently working on the KS 3curriculum theme: ‘Crime’.
Students will be covering crimes committed against the planet, for example illegal dumping of waste, killing endangered species and how our planet only has a predicted 10 years to stop the climate crisis. We will then be looking at the links between crime and money, looking at artists who incorporate bank notes in their work and produce clever forgeries.
You can find out more about The Arts Award on their website:
Community artists- We had the street artist Mr Dabl at Egerton, working with a number of students on individual name designs along with a massive mural in our common room too. We learned how to use spray paints, different effects, shading and font design. Mr Dabl has worked on many Manchester projects and has work in the Northern Quarter. Here are some of the students work along with the giant Mural that was created:
This coming term, starting in September will be looking at the topic 'Exploring art and traditions from around the world'. We will be starting our studies on masks, so here is a book list that will help the children prepare.
Masks: The art of expression by John Mack
Masks and Masking: Faces of tradition and beliefs worldwide by Gary Edson
Masks around the world by Meryl Doney