Students begin their Art and Design journey at Fullhurst by exploring a range of techniques in recording observational drawings through mixed media. This includes painting, drawing and shading, technical drawing and handling materials. Students in year 7 will focus on a project theme ‘Around the World’ in which they will study 4 artists from various countries and periods in history in order to gain inspiration and knowledge to create their own personalised art piece. Artists include Vincent Van Gogh, Stephen Wiltshire and Andy Warhol. Students will delve into architecture and the works of Antonia Gaudi to examine how nature influences his work to form links between the natural form and building design. Students will learn about the 6 formal elements: colour, shape, texture, tone, pattern and line and learn how to experiment with colour. They produce a final piece related to the project theme to showcase the skills they have learnt.