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Art

Art is an imaginative and challenging subject at Accrington Academy that many students find unique and enjoy.  We encourage our students to develop their own creative style both in the classroom and during many enrichment activities. Students embrace an exciting range of past and present artists and designers through gallery visits and imagery.
 
Working with enthusiastic, passionate staff with industry knowledge; we encourage and guide our young artists and designers to work as part of a team and think imaginatively. We encourage our students to be increasingly independent workers and to be in control of their own personal creativity. With high expectations we support our students in Art to prepare them for an extensive range of opportunities in an ever growing creative world.
 
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Pablo Picasso
 
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Art Staff

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Miss A. J. Brady

Miss A. J. Brady

Subject Leader of Art & Design

P.G.C.E / B.Des (Hons) Since graduating with a Design Degree I have taught Art & Design for...

Miss A. J. Brady

Miss A. J. Brady

Subject Leader of Art & Design

P.G.C.E / B.Des (Hons)

Since graduating with a Design Degree I have taught Art & Design for sixteen years as a Head of Performing Arts Faculty in Liverpool and a Subject Leader at Accrington Academy with a team of three and still love what I do. I have always been very passionate about art and creativity and am really intrigued about project based learning, cross curricular projects across subjects and enthusing students to work to their strengths. In my career I have led Gifted and Talented projects, coordinated large full year enrichment projects and Big Draw (Art & Science projects) projects with whole year groups. I am proud of the fact that I have been given the opportunity to lead a large European Erasmus project with students from Accrington Academy along with five other countries to make an European Funded collaborative animation. Accrington Academy is a fantastic place to work and consistently challenges my approach to teaching and leading.

Mrs D. Devine-Harding

Mrs D. Devine-Harding

Excellence Lead in Technology

BA (HONS) Visual Arts / PGCE My passion for Art first started when I was at primary school. Having...

Mrs D. Devine-Harding

Mrs D. Devine-Harding

Excellence Lead in Technology

BA (HONS) Visual Arts / PGCE

My passion for Art first started when I was at primary school. Having been told from an early age I was creative and hands on. I found I had a skill for drawing and creating 3 Dimensional work from either the eye or igniting my imagination. Whilst I was at University, I was adamant to start a career in teaching.  I volunteered at my previous high school to gain experience within the Art department which I took part in Art sessions to students interested in taking part in a community based project.  I helped students find a skill that they didn’t think they had and turned into something they achieved successfully. I love to teach Art and Photography.  When I am not working with students at school I am keeping active at Crossfit. And to squeeze more time out I create and make keepsake items for family and friends as gifts.

I like that we don’t do boring stuff, my teacher has always got an activity to do. This makes the lessons more fun and enjoyable. That’s why I am picking Art for G.C.S.E

Kian Cambridge

Year 9

GCSE Art Showcase

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