The Art Department at Robert Bloomfield encourages all students to work to the best of their ability. Students have the opportunity to work in a large variety of materials including print making, ceramics and face painting. They are introduced to the works of artists, craftspeople and Art movements (including Art from other cultures) through a variety of activities.
Pupils work on two projects Fish and Gaudi. There is an opportunity to work in clay, mixed media and print. They look at artists including Chris Vincent and Antoni Gaudi.
Pupils study two projects looking at the artist Hundertwasser to produce a painting and make a clay Shoe inspired pot whilst learning about the history of shoes.
Pupils will work on 2 of the following projects:
Mexican Day of the Dead making decorated clay skulls as their final outcome. Gargoyles where the prints of the German Expressionists are studied and pupils work in pairs to produce a papier mache gargoyle. African Bottle Masks pupils look and research the contemporary bottle masks of Romauld Hazoume and traditional African masks.
Pupils work from observation where possible and use clay, mixed media, face paints, oil pastels, watercolours and collage. Their drawing skills become a large focus of the Art lessons. They will work independently and as part of a group on a Pop Art and an Identity project.
During the course of the year pupils are given the opportunity to enter a variety of competitions and are offered Art clubs and workshops.