Art & DT
Art & Design Technology at Oakwood
Oakwood pupils enjoy an exciting and varied programme of art and design technology in a beautiful, well equipped art room. Children are encouraged to learn and explore through a variety of creative activities including; drawing, painting, ceramics, silk painting, sewing, felt making, 3D design, animation, sculpture and printmaking.
Visits from local artists and sculptors enhance and extend the children's work.
The annual Oakwood Art Exhibition is a chance for every child from nursery upwards to select a piece of their work to be exhibited. The event is judged each year by guest artists.
From Year 2 the children come to the art room for more formal lessons. A balanced curriculum is taught through projects lasting between two to six weeks. Areas covered presently are: drawing, painting, sewing, collage, printmaking, 3D construction, felt making, silk painting, willow structure design, ceramics, colour mixing, art history and food technology. High priority is given to the teaching of drawing as this skill is important in all areas of art and design as well as being a useful and desirable life skill.