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Fine Art A Level at Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College

Course description

The Fine Art course develops students working knowledge of materials, practices and technology within art. Drawing skills are essential.

Students develop the skills to interpret and convey ideas and feelings using art, craft and design and also written analysis. This is in the form of critical analysis via essays, extended responses and statements and also visual accounts. Artist research and connecting your findings to your own work is mandatory. Students also develop your understanding of the place of art, craft and design in history and in contemporary society.

Course content

Painting and Drawing

  • Some of the following paint qualities — plasticity, opacity, translucence, malleability and transparency of the media
  • The relationships between hues, tints and tones
  • The use of a range of tools with which to apply paint, such as brushes, knives, sponges, fingers and rags
  • Some of the following materials for drawing — graphite, wax crayon, oil pastel, soft pastel, aquarelle, charcoal, ink, chalk, conté crayon, paint and dyes.


  • Surface qualities and the transmission of the qualities of block, plate or screen to a printing surface such as paper or fabric
  • The appropriateness of the medium to images and the ability to realise the full potential of their ideas through the techniques of printmaking Some of the following printing processes: screen printing — in which stencils are used to control the distribution of ink; intaglio printing — in which lines are incised into blocks or plates; relief printing — in which the image is transferred via the raised surface of the block. Sculpture Producing forms in three dimensions, utilising volume, space, materials and movement Some of the following processes — fixing or joining materials such as card, metals and plastics using processes such as soldering, brazing, welding, gluing, jointing, riveting and bolting

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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