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.
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.
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.