Art is valued at St Mary’s as a subject which develops pupils' confidence and ability to explore ideas and produce unique and imaginative visual outcomes. Pupils have the opportunity to work in a broad range of media and practices including; drawing and painting, clay work, printmaking, textile design, printing and multi media.
We have an excellent success record with pupils achieving top marks at both GCSE and A’ Level examinations and our work has been selected and displayed at both the ‘True Colours’ and ‘Celebrating Young Artists’ Exhibitions. Art is celebrated throughout the school and we hold an annual art exhibition to showcase our pupil’s hard work and dedication.
We have a wonderful team in the art department that strives to ensure all pupils reach their potential, with many of our students going on to study Art, Design and Architecture. Past students are now working very successfully in creative industries both here and abroad.
Our Art Department Aims:
To enable pupils to pursue the subject to the highest possible level
To create curiosity, interest and enjoyment in art
To encourage independent learning and self discipline
To develop an awareness of the significance of art and to value it as an important, pleasurable and fundamental area of human experience
To enhance and enrich learning, including making links to the wider curriculum
To recognise the role of art as an evaluation of personal experience
To recognise the role of art in the creative and cultural industries
Miss L Trainor (HOD)
Mrs G Digney
Mrs C Whyte (Art & Design Technician)
We have one fully equipped art room with an additional media suite.
Clay: Porcelain/College Buff
Screen Printing Equipment
Apple Mac Computers