Creative Art is taught at DWC with the aim of encouraging and developing students’ imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation and analytical ability. Students gain confidence and enthusiasm as they develop technical skills in two and three dimensional form and composition, and are able to identify and solve problems in visual and tactile forms. Students also learn how to develop ideas from initial attempts to final solutions. An ideal foundation for further study, Art and Design also develops a greater awareness of the role played by the visual arts in society and in history, broadening cultural horizons and individual experience.
At Key Stage 3 students are developing a range of skill generating a momentum into GCSE. Modules studied include: Drawing and shading, Still life, Painting, study of famous Artist and Genres, Pattern and Design, Mosaic, Art Movement, Ancient Nigerian Art Culture and Study of Still
At Key Stage 4 students will focus on the Cambridge IGCSE Art and Design syllabus; meeting the following Assessment Objectives (AOs) which apply to all components:
AO1 Gathering, recording, research and investigation 20%
(a) Investigate and research a variety of appropriate sources
(b) Record and analyse information from direct observation and/or
Other sources and personal experience
AO2 Exploration and development of ideas 20%
(a) Explore a range of visual and/or other ideas by manipulating images
(b) Show a development of ideas through appropriate processes
AO3 Organisation and relationships of visual and/or other forms 20% (a) Organise and use the visual and/or other forms effectively to express ideas
(b) Make informed aesthetic judgements by recognising the effect of relationships between visual and/or other forms
AO4 Selection and control of materials, media and processes 20%
(a) Show exploration and experimentation with appropriate materials
(b) Select and control appropriate media and processes, demonstrating practical, technical and expressive skills and intentions
AO5 Personal vision and presentation 20%
(a) Show personal vision and commitment through an interpretative and creative response
(b) Present an informed response through personal evaluation,
reflection and critical thinking
In relation to the above Assessment Objectives students will study: Life Composition, Design of Logos, Exam Preparation Questions and an Interpretive Study.
We have exciting Art trips and the students have many opportunities to exhibit their work, either in house or in an art gallery in Lagos.