Art at Aston Manor Academy is a popular subject taken by all students in year 7 and 8. In years 9, 10, 11 and the 6th form it has proved to be a popular option subject. The department is well established and the art work celebrated and displayed around the building reflects the cultural diversity we have in the school. We encourage students to express themselves and draw on personal experience as inspiration for their work.
Our Art and Design courses provide opportunities for personal expression, encouraging imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation and analytical abilities in practical contexts. Through the individual development of practical skills and the study of artists’ work our courses lead to a fuller understanding of the part played by Art and Design in the history of human development. Widening cultural horizons, enriching the individual’s personal resources and engendering self-awareness are central to our teaching.
The art department encourages the development of literacy skills and where possible makes cross curricular links with other subjects particularly creative writing, music and drama.