Art & design is an integral part of DBIS’s Performance and Creative Arts faculty, which provides students with challenge, fulfilment and above all enjoyment.
Through both Key Stages students develop their skills across all of the art disciplines, drawing, painting, three-dimensional exploration. Moreover, and perhaps more importantly students discover more about themselves spiritually, creatively at the same time providing a platform to express themselves individually.
At Key Stage 4 students must adopt an independent study ethic that requires an enquiry and problem based methodology that allows them to successfully complete final outcomes at (I)GCSE level. Students are encouraged to take risks, make mistakes and ultimately step out of comfort zones to enrich creativity and produce outcomes they and their peers can be proud of. Students practice critical analysis in order to refine and improve their work. Students reflect through regular evaluation intervals on their project journeys and seek always to improve their skills and approach to any given project theme.
DBIS is keen to promote intrinsic motivation within its student body and is a primary goal within the DBIS art Department. All lessons aim to develop curiosity and inspire students to engage with their environment for the personal pleasure of creating new discoveries.
Students are guided through a number of success criteria that ultimately enables students to express themselves competently through this special visual language.