Key Stage 3

In Art at Dowdales students study a broad range of disciplines from drawing and painting to sculpture and computer generated artwork.

During their studies students cover topics such as portraiture, perspective, buildings, Aboriginal Art, Surrealism and a mini GCSE project before they take their options in Year 9.

Students look at the work of various artists including Munch, Turner, Escher, Picasso and others.

Year 7

In Year 7 students study basic skills and terminology as well as portraits and 3D project working on drawing faces and totem poles.

Year 8

In Year 8 students study perspective focussing on 1, 2, 3 and 4 point perspective drawing. Students also work on 3D houses and observational drawing.

Year 9

In Year 9 students learn to use Photoshop, study Tim Burton illustrations and develop their observational drawing skills.