Art Department at Haileybury Astana
At Haileybury Astana, we offer a very broad range of educational experiences in Art. As well as the study of Art Theory and Art History, students develop skills in; canvas painting (oil and acrylic), watercolour, 3D model making (plaster, ceramics, glass, metal, and card construction), textiles (hand-rendered skills such as crochet and weave, illustration and design, as well as machine sewing), photography, digital art, installation and mixed media.
In Junior School, pupils develop confidence and skills to develop their creative skills. This is in line with the British Curriculum, and also very well planned to complement the learning in other curriculum areas. They have an hour each week with a specialist teacher, and extra CCA art provision in a range of skills such as painting, digital art, and ceramics.
In Senior School, the well-planned curriculum continues to track and build upon student art skills. They learn to analyse a range of artists and designers across time and place. This includes revisiting artists introduced in Junior school and a wide range of new artists. As well as being taught to use a full range of materials and processes they are supported in their individual creative journey to develop their own ideas and specialist skills.
In Years 10 and 11, students can opt to continue studying Art, following the Pearson Edexcel Art IGCSE. This allows students to specialize in either Fine Art, Textiles, Graphic Communication, 3D studies or Photography.
In Years 12 and 13, the Art Department offers IBDP Visual Art. In our spacious rooms, the students are allocated their own studio space, and outside of their art lessons many students enjoy using this bespoke space in time after school or in weekend workshops. The work is outstanding, as seen in the exhibitions of the students' works. Over recent years on an annual basis, some students select to carry on their studies in Art related fields at top universities around the world.