Art & Design
We passionately believe that a students’ quality of life can be greatly enhanced by the exposure to and knowledge of beautiful art and design.
We encourage our students to engage with art and design by developing their critical thinking skills and drawing out the ability to form objective opinions of the world around them through studying the work of past and present artists and designers. We achieve this by teaching the creative process.
Throughout your daughters’ studies at Harris Bromley, the art and design department are dedicated to decentring the Eurocentric framework that dominates the curriculum. We want your daughter to receive a well-rounded introduction to artists and designers who are Native and Non-western.
Curriculum plan - further details of the curriculum can be found in the curriculum plan below.
A more detailed breakdown regarding subject content can be found on the Edexcel website using the following links:
Textbooks and useful resources
Key Stage 3
- Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun - C. Sonheim
- Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills - V. Colston
- The 20th Century Art Book - Phaidon
- Fundamentals of Drawing - B. Barber
- The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing On Location Around The World - G. Campanario
- Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs - H. Caroll
- Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950 to the Present - E. Chambers
- Art That Changed the World - DK Publishing)
It would be greatly beneficial for students to visit Art Galleries and Museums to see art work from primary sources. The following galleries all have regular free exhibitions: The Tate; The Tate Modern; The Saachi Gallery; The British Museum; The SLG; The October Gallery; The National Gallery; The Portrait Gallery; The ICA.