— PABLO PICASSO
The aims of the Art Department are to develop creativity within our students, and to allow them to express themselves in a wide range of artistic media. Alongside developing an artistic skill set, we want our students to enjoy Art lessons and we wish to provide a fun ‘recreational’ lesson, where students can escape from the pressures of the more academic subjects and be allowed to explore their creative selves. We also want our students to develop an appreciation for the Arts, both ancient and modern, as well as to critique pieces objectively.
In KS3, the students will study art history, art critique, aesthetics, and focus more on art production. We will continuously develop our students’ appreciation, exploration, and curiosity about the arts while exploring various drawing materials, techniques and subjects. The students will enhance their observation and accuracy skills as they 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.
IGCSE Art and Design is a popular option at Key Stage 4, achieving excellent results, well above the world average. It is a key choice amongst our more creative students. At Sri KDU international School, we focus more on traditional skills such as observational, still-life and portraiture, but students can explore expressionism and sculpture as well if desired.