In addition to developing their drawing and painting skills, all pupils are given the opportunity to experiment using different mediums:

Our Specialist Art Teacher: Mrs K Stewart

Our Year Group Curriculum Team Leaders: Years 7 & 8 (KS3) Mrs Kate Stewart. 

At Oakfield Academy we believe that there is creativity within every child and our aim is to install a life long love of the subject so that it becomes integral within their daily life long after they have left school. We also believe that art is not only a vehicle in which to express feelings and thoughts but can also help build self-esteem and confidence and give pupils a sense of ambition.

Over the four years pupils will continue to learn how to draw and paint whilst developing new skills such as printing, modelling in clay and mod-roc, collage, mixed medium, working with found objects and contributing to group sculptures etc. Pupils will learn about, and create art inspired by, a variety of artists and art movements from across time and place. Pupils are encouraged within each project to explore their creativity and to experiment and take risks with their ideas. Links with other subjects are many within the school.The world war topics in English are enhanced by dramatic and artistic illustrations and the reggae project in music sees many original and artistic methods for presenting their research etc. 

Along side an exciting and varied curriculum, pupils are given plenty of opportunities to enter local and national art competitions such as the Black Swan Young Open and the Frome Town Hall Christmas card competition as well as the Royal Mail Christmas Stamp design competition, which one of our year 6s successfully won out of 205,000 entries. 

Workshops within school include working with local artists making lanterns for the Frome Lantern Parade and creating art for the school window for the local Window Wanderland event.

Art trips include the annual year 7 trip to Montacute house linking up with their self portrait project and gallery visits and workshops held at the Hauser and Wirth gallery in Bruton or Tate Britain in London. 

The art department also runs after school clubs such as the ceramic workshop with a local artist to create a mural for the school yard and the set design club that designs and makes the scenery and props for the school production.


Art & Design Documents

 Tutor group 7N created some amazing portraits around the themes; The Commonwealth Countries, British Food, British Brands, British Landmarks, the NHS, the Royal Family and their animals. 












Lantern Workshops

Two groups of interested year 5s took part in a lantern workshop run by Mel Day and Ms Mundy.

They designed and made large lanterns based on this year's theme of gingerbread houses. We were extremely impressed with the high standard of work and the excellent creativity shown and look forward to seeing them in the parade on November 25th , 5-7pm in Frome. 





Art Learning documents