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Park Hall Academy

Park Hall Academy

Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham. B36 9HF

Telephone:0121 748 0400

Fax:0121 748 0414

Contact:Mr Cox

Art and Design

Key Stage 3 

  • Offer mentoring and support to other pupils where possible.
  • Developing skills – you should practice working with a variety of different media on a regular basis to increase your quality of your outcomes.
  • Independent research – please have a look at some of our suggested artists to inspire you. Share what you discover with your class and teachers.
  • Key Artists:

David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Peter Blake, Damien Hirst, Andrea Joseph, Frida Kahlo, Tim Walker, Banksy, Sheppard Fairey

Key stage 4 

Key Stage 5 

This stage of your education is preparing you for the world of work or further education. With this in mind the way that you approach the course should be different.

  • Independent Work – you should be taking ownership of your own learning, reading around the subject and doing extra work at home making sure you fully understand concepts.
  • Developing skills – you should practice working with a variety of different media on a regular basis to increase your quality of your outcomes.
  • Wider Reading – independently research current articles within established publications regarding hot topics in art. Evaluate what you find and analyse connections this may have in your own work.
  • Take a Subscription to Art or Photography publications.
  • Becoming a Sixth Form Mentor – come along to lower school lessons and share your understanding. A programme can be tailored to your available study periods.

Books:

  • The Polaroid Book – Taschen Series
  • Drawing From Life, The Journal as Art by Jennifer New
  • By Hand, The use of Craft in Contemporary Art by Joseph Magliaro, Shu Hung
  • Hand Made Graphics, Tools and Techniques beyond the Mouse by Anna Way
  • The Photo Book – Phaidon Series
  • The Art Book – Phaidon Series
  • Dogtown – The Legend of the Z-Boys by Glen E. Freidman
  • Leroy Grannis by Jim Heirman
  • Tim Walker – Fashion Photography

Films:                         

  • David Hockney Grand Canyon
  • Step into Liquid – Surfing
  • Billabong Odyssey – Surfing
  • Guy Denning – You Tube Videos
  • Aardman Animation – Wallace & Gromit
  • The Genius of Photography

Specialities and Awards