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Art Department

"An artist cannot fail. It is a success just to be one!"

Walthamstow Academy has a thriving Art department that aims to challenge and stretch the students as artists. Art is a powerful tool that helps the students become aware of the world they live in, whilst nurturing cultural awareness and creativity.

Why choose art as an option?

Art is a great way to express yourself and experiment with different materials and techniques. Many don’t realise how many career opportunities are available to those who have studied art. Here are just some of the current jobs out there…

Exhibition designer, Fine artist, Art therapist, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Printmaker, Textile designer, Fashion Designer, Games Designer, Photographer (wedding, fashion, portraiture, Surface Designer, Arts administrator, Multimedia programmer, Museum/gallery curator, University art lecturer, Secondary school art teacher, Interior and spatial designer, Commercial art gallery manager and Museum/gallery exhibitions officer – to name but a few!

At Walthamstow Academy, students are given the chance to choose their options a year earlier than most schools. It means that because they chose their subjects, lessons become very focussed and exciting.

Sarah Jane Jacovou

Subject Leader

Niccola Elliot

Teacher of Art

David Verlander

Art Technician

 

Key Stage 3

An enjoyable and varied curriculum is compulsory at KS3 with students participating in one hour of art per week. During KS3, the students are initially taught the basics of drawing and colour theory to give them the essential foundations to becoming a successful artist.

Throughout the three years, the students experiment with a variety of materials including graphite, chalk & charcoal, pen & ink, watercolour, colouring pencils, acrylic paint, oil pastels and soft pastels as well as clay and modroc.

Techniques taught include model making, polyboard printing, screen printing and etching using our kiln and extensive print making equipment.

Year 7 Art Gallery

Year 8 Art Gallery

Year 9 Art Gallery

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