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Art & Design


Picasso draws our attention to the important features inherent to all creative work; that it is in some way different, original or distinctive and not a mere copy of what has been produced before. The Art department at Ebbw Fawr Learning Community strives to provide an interesting, unique and stimulating introduction into the world of colour, texture, pattern, form and imagination.

You will learn how to:

  • Express and record personal ideas by developing skills in two and three dimensions.
  • Investigate the visual and tactile world through observation, analysis and experimentation.
  • Understand the world of art, craft and design and relate it to your own work. Learn about famous artists, contemporary practitioners and professional practices.
  • Present and display your work to its best advantage. You will work on different scales, with a wide range of equipment and use a sketchbook as a visual diary of your work in progress.
  • Use thinking skills that are necessary for employment, to show you can consider, plan and successfully create practical outcomes. You will problem solve and evaluate the successfulness of your work.

Art & Design Department

Subject Leader
Mrs. S. Keohane

Mrs. H. O’Neill

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"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

Pablo Picasso

Why study Art & Design?

If you want to expand your creativity and use your imagination you will enjoy GCSE Art and Design.

You will develop a broad range of practical skills and get involved in a wide range of media applications. The possibilities for personal expression are endless and an appreciation of Art and Aesthetics can enrich your life in general.

The qualification can lead to further education courses such as A-Levels, National Diplomas and Vocational Courses. Further education courses in turn can lead to higher education courses such as, a BA Honors Degree.

Some people are seeking an Art related career, of which there are many, however competition is high and you need to be dedicated and talented. Some people want to learn about Art not because it is their career choice but
because they enjoy it as a pastime.

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Art & Design is taken by nearly all students at Key Stage 3. Students can choose Art & Design as an option at Key Stage 4.


The Art & Designdepartment has access to a wealth of school resources, including a suite of iMac computers and Macbooks, equipped with Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator. The department also has a Kiln to make ceramics and other pottery. 

Pupils utilise a variety of these resources within their structured lessons, to help develop their ICT competency skills through the use of Art.

Parents, Carers & Students. Please visit our online resource libraries for revision content, tutor support, homework & more using Microsoft Teams for Education (or) access your work remotely using Home Access.

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