Here in the Art Department we tend to focus upon Visual Art Education, the sort of stuff that you would see in Galleries or Museums. In class we look at drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, textiles, animation and photography. So quite a variety of skills to learn. We also focus upon the work of Artists and Designers, both current and historical.
If you wish to progress with Art throughout the Key Stages, then we offer GCSE Art at KS 4 and A Level Art and Design at KS5.
Why Choose Art and famous people who have succeeded with Art.
People follow a career in the Visual arts as it provides the grounds for self-exploration and self-expression. It is a great opportunity to widen your perspective on the world, build mental focus, diminish stress and it is a very enjoyable industry to work in. Jobs in the Visual arts exist within a wide variety of industries, some more obvious than others - Architectural illustrator, Background artist, Cartoonist, Digital Animator, Environmental artist, the list is endless!!
The following are currently at the forefront of Art in Wales, why not look them up to find out more about them?
Shani Rhys (1953 -)
Ceryth Wyn Evans (1958 -)
Bedwyr Williams (1974 -)
Iwan Bala (1956 -)
Where can I progress with this subject and famous quotes?
In order to start your career in Art, you need to complete an Art Foundation course, which enables you to build a portfolio for University. The minimum requirements for the course is five GCSEs above C and at least one A level. If you do not meet those requirements, there are alternative route options.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it” Ansel Adams
"As the artist picks their way along, rejecting and accepting as they go, certain patterns of enquiry emerge" Bridget Riley