Welcome to the Art Department at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls

AGGS Art - competition entryThis is a busy thriving Department with two full time staff and one part time technician. We have three fully equipped specialist Art rooms where all the pupils have the opportunity to work with a wide variety of media and techniques, including printing, photoshop, clay, textiles, relief, mixed media, three dimensional and sculptural forms as well as drawing and painting.

Imagination, experimentation and risk taking in Art and Design can produce rewarding results. Through working in art, craft and design pupils become open to the excitement and inspiration offered by both the natural and man made worlds. Through a range of processes, including drawing perceptively and creatively, pupils observe and investigate the world around them, inventing and visualising with increasing independence. They learn to appreciate the diversity of ideas and approaches to any given subject or theme.

art-4The Art Department is constantly evolving, always keen to explore and discover new contemporary artists, designers, techniques and new ways of working, we in turn introduce this to the pupils, through exciting and varied schemes of work. In our Art, Craft and Design curriculum the pupils explore visual, tactile and other sensory experiences to help them to communicate ideas and meanings. They work with traditional and new media throughout the Key Stages, which helps them to develop their confidence, imagination and most importantly their creativity. art-5Through a wide range of projects they learn to appreciate and value images and artefacts across times and cultures, and to understand the contexts in which they were made. They learn how to research and present their work, how to experiment with and use a wide variety of materials and how to practice and perfect their technical skills. Pupils develop an appreciation of art, craft and design, and its role in the creative and cultural industries that will enrich their lives.


Extra Curricular Activities

Activity Starts/Finishes Day Time Venue Teacher


Art Club Y7  Not when exams are on. Monday 12:30 – 1:15 F17 Miss Taylor
Art GCSE & A Level Lunchtime Sessions   Mon – Fri 12:30 – 1:15 F16/17 Miss Taylor/Ms Payne
Art Club Y8 Not when exams are on. Tuesday 12:30 – 1:15 F16 Ms Payne
Art GCSE and A level    Tue – Fri 03:30 – 5:00 F17 Miss Taylor
Art GCSE    Wednesday 03:30 – 5:00 F16/17 Ms Payne
Art Club Challenge Y9 Not when exams are on. Thursday 12:30 – 1:15 S17 Mrs Hurst
History of Art Lectures. All Yr groups   Friday (day 5) 12:30 – 1:15 F16 Ms Payne