Head of Department:  Mr C Jeavons

Teachers: Mrs K Kilpatrick  |  Mr J Chester   |  Ms Gould

 
The Art Department at The Tiffin Girls’ School is dedicated to delivering a broad range of study that spans many creative disciplines for all key stages. We aim to improve students’ overall abilities with verbal, visual and hands-on learning experiences. As specialist art teachers, we aim to foster aesthetic development; the ability to construct, create, decode, describe and synthesise information. Students start with one hour per week, moving to two hours at Key Stage 4 and four hours at Key Stage 5.
 
The visual arts are a fundamental part of the cultural heritage of every student and as such, enhance the quality of life. Art is the medium that allows us to connect our imaginations with the history of human existence. Studying civilisation and creative expression throughout history and across cultures enables students to experience diversity and is multiculturalism in practice. Art helps students develop the attitudes, characteristics and intellectual skills required to participate effectively in today's society and economy.
 
Our comprehensive art programme enhances cognitive development, social skills, self-esteem, and most importantly, allows for self expression in an environment that always welcomes personal opinions. As students progress through the key stages, it is intended that their reasoning, imagination, dexterity and intuition will increase. As students specialise in art, they learn to analyse, critique, defend, ask what-if questions and explore alternative points of view, enabling them to be effective, able and creative visual communicators. 
 
Some of our students go on to specialist arts colleges to study Art Foundation or the History of Art.
 

 

News, Trips and Events

Art Installation Evening - Wed 26 Feb

Art Installation Evening - Wed 26 Feb

The Art Department would like to invite you to an exciting evening of art installations created by our Year 12 students.