Visual Arts


"Creativity takes courage."

This quote by Henri Matisse reminds us that being creative often requires us to step out of our comfort zones and take risks. It takes courage to express ourselves in new and unique ways, to challenge traditional norms, and to push the boundaries of what is considered acceptable. By embracing our creativity and having the courage to pursue new ideas, we can unlock our full potential and create something truly extraordinary.


The curriculum is designed to foster creativity, critical thinking, and technical skills in various mediums such as painting, sculpture, graphic design, and photography. Students are encouraged to explore their own artistic style and develop a strong portfolio of work throughout their studies.

Art and Design facilitate the refinement of individual opinions, which fosters the development of perception and the capacity to interpret the environment. Students who choose to pursue Art and Design at Trident are encouraged to explore their creativity and express themselves through various mediums and techniques. By exploring their artistic skills, students are able to communicate their thoughts and ideas visually, contributing to a deeper understanding of the world around them. Additionally, studying Art and Design can also lead to potential career opportunities in fields such as graphic design, illustration, and fine arts.

The Art and Design course at Key Stage 3 also emphasises the importance of critical thinking and problem-solving skills, as students are often required to analyse and evaluate their own work as well as that of others. This process of self-reflection and critique helps students continuously improve and grow as artists. Furthermore, the collaborative nature of many art projects, such as murals, Inktober, and Art Eisteddfod, encourages students to work together, share ideas, and learn from each other's perspectives. This not only enhances their artistic abilities but also teaches valuable teamwork and communication skills that are essential in any professional setting. Ultimately, studying Art and Design at Trident not only allows students to develop their creative talents but also prepares them for a wide range of careers in the creative fields.