Art and Photography at Bradford Forster Academy
“All art should inspire and evoke emotion. Art should be something you can actually feel.” Chris De Rubeis
Through teaching with excellence and modelling exemplary behaviour, the Art and Photography department strives to engage, motivate, challenge and inspire all our students, enabling them to be proud of themselves and the work they produce. Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils: produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques; evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design; know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms’.
By equipping students with knowledge, skills and techniques of different artists and art styles, Art and photography enables students to develop their own style and opinions, it enables them to react and respond to different stimulus around them and pushes them to be active and creative members of their local community. In so doing, we aspire to help them grow and have the confidence and resilience to continue their journey in life as well-rounded, well-informed creative, compassionate citizens with the knowledge that ‘everything is possible for one who believes’ (Mark 9:23)
In partnership with our strong Christian foundations and high-quality teaching and learning practice, Art and Photography at Bradford Forster Academy encourages students to become:
Art and photography are sequenced to allow students to build their knowledge and skills over time by:
Art and photography provides students with opportunities for them to develop the habits and skills needed to succeed in life during and after BFA by:
In achieving this, we endeavour to support our students in breaking through limited horizons and becoming confident, effective, and employable citizens within the context of the local community of BD4, Bradford and beyond.