Williamson Art Gallery: West Kirby Grammar School

Williamson Art Gallery: West Kirby Grammar School
Williamson Art Gallery: West Kirby Grammar School


Venue: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum
Dates: 06/03/2017 - 16/04/2017
Times: All Day


AN EXHIBITION OF YEAR 9 AND 10 STUDENTS’ WORK WHICH HAS BEEN SELECTED FROM THREE GCSE ART SPECIALIST COURSES TAUGHT AT WEST KIRBY GRAMMAR SCHOOL.

The Art Department at West Kirby Grammar School consists of three teachers, who are all subject specialists and a part time technician. At Key Stage 3, students study art for two lessons a week in Year 7 and one lesson a week in Years 8 and 9. They develop their artistic knowledge and skills using a sketchbook. In lessons, they learn techniques in drawing, colour theory, painting, collage, textiles, wire sculpture and graphics.

They offer three GCSE courses of Fine Art, Textile Design and Graphic Communication, which are popular option choices usually consisting of two fine art groups, one to two textile groups and one graphic communication. These courses offer the development of specialist skills, which can lead to building knowledge and skills for design related careers.

At A-level, they offer Fine Art and Textile Design, with both subjects developing work through a themed coursework portfolio. A personal investigative study enables students to develop their own interests at A-level.

The exhibition is within The Williamson Cafe and we have a busy weekly Thursday morning session for under fives in the space so might be an idea to avoid that time if you wish to look at the work closely. The following exhibition will be from Woodchurch High School.

Download our WAG WM Marc Apr 2017 Newsletter for more information about other exhibitions on show and coming. Please note that the gallery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.