Hamstead Hall Academy

Hamstead Hall Academy
Part of the Hamstead Hall Academy Trust Hamstead Hall Sixth Form

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The art staff cover the specialisms of Drawing and Painting, Graphics, Textiles, Sculpture and Ceramics. The art department consists of two studios and a computer room. We’re open most lunchtimes for those students wishing to do more art work.

When students start at Hamstead Hall they’ll begin by looking at Colour through the work of various 19th and 20th century artists. Then they will explore pattern through the work of Asian and Islamic cultural artefacts before moving on to line art through the work of Konrad Gesner.

Pupils produce coursework (a portfolio) throughout Years 10 and 11, which must demonstrate their ability to respond to a stimulus, develop ideas and experiment with a broad range of processes, techniques and materials. Throughout the course, pupils will be given the opportunity to work in a wide variety of art media including paint, print, textiles and clay. Photography and drawing are also essential skills that pupils will develop over the duration of the course.

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 Course Breakdown

Below is a breakdown of the topics covered in the Art course at Hamstead Hall Academy with useful links relating to each.

To browse Hamstead Hall Library's art resources you must first right click this link and open our library page in a new tab. 

Then click the  icon next to the topic you are interested in.

Year 7

The Elements of Art 

Tone vs Colour 

The Colour Wheel 

Warm vs Cool 

Complementary Colours 

Georgia O'Keeffe 


Islamic Art 

Prayer Mats 

Arabesque Art 

William Morris 

Line and Texture 

Conrad Gesner 

Observation drawing skills 

 Year 8

Aboriginal Art 

Limited Colour Palette 

Drawing Project- Packaging 

Portrait Project- Green Man 

Year 9

Friedensreich Hundertwasser 


Birmingham Landmarks 

Drawing Project- Drawing Cylinders 

Roy Lichtenstein 

Pop Art 


Modern Tribal Portrait 

Stephanie Ledoux 

Steve Mccurry 

Different Cultures





Native American 


Ceramic Artists 

Natural Forms