Art and Design is offered as part of the Creativity and Performance strand of our Extended Curriculum.

Art is a way of making and communicating through imaginary. Art stimulates creative action and response by engaging and connecting thinking, imagination, senses and feelings. It provides the opportunity to undertake art production activities in order to develop artworks in two and three-dimensional media.

In Y7-9 , we study art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and focus more on art production. We will continuously develop your appreciation, exploration, and curiosity about the arts while exploring various drawing materials, techniques and subjects. You will enhance your observation and accuracy skills as you progress through a variety of assignments such as still life drawing, landscape, figure studies, portraiture, and painting. A wide range of drawing and painting media may be used such as graphite, charcoal, ink, pastel, oil pastel, colour pencils, acrylic and water colour.  

You will then improve your compositional understanding by applying the elements and principles of design to your sketches/ drawings. A variety of famous artist will be studied to discover how they are relevant in art history and to your individual work. Through art production activities, you will gain significant understanding of the world around you and other cultures.   

At BSM, we encourage exploration and experimentation on a wide range of media and techniques through practical work in the studio environment. Our focus is to develop the students’ abilities in creative thinking and conceptualization. 

For pupils that desire a career related to Art and Design or wish to pursue it further, it can be offered as an IGCSE and A level subject.