In addition to developing their drawing and painting skills, all pupils are given the opportunity to experiment using different mediums:
Our Specialist Art Teacher: Ms Hannah Mundy
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
Oakfield Academy celebrates effort and ambition in art. This week's artwork was produced in art lessons, at home and at our Specialist Art club:
Value Depth & Luminosity
the careful placement of the subject or objects within a work of art. The pupils’ final assessed piece was an observational study of seashells. Pupils selected an effective composition, produced a line drawing in their sketchbooks, and finally, enlarged their drawings using a grid technique. Using charcoal as their medium, their final focus was on creating a ‘high value’ piece of work, through the use of a full range of tints (highlights) and shades (dark tones). I hope you enjoy these examples. Please also check out the website Art & Design page, which holds more examples of Oakfield pupils’ artwork.
Early Graffiti & pop artist Keith Haring
Graffiti & pop artist Keith Haring
Lantern Making Oct 23
Frome Light the Night is led by artists Mel Day and Aliss Vaas. They have been running the Frome Lantern Parade since 2017, supported by Frome Town Council. On Thursday, Oakfield pupils from years 7 and 8 were invited to take part in one of their annual lantern workshops, at the Academy. This year’s parade theme is ‘Ice’ and our pupils made giant penguins. It was a fantastic day - pupils were creative, engaged and produced beautiful work. Please come to the centre of Frome on Friday 24 November to see our pupils represent Oakfield Academy at the parade.
For more information: https://www.discoverfrome.co.uk
Halloween Oct 23
WhooOOOOOoooo... Happy Halloween from the Art department! These pieces were created independently at home or in the Specialist Art club.
Frankie 7O - Halloween hands , Jessica 7R - Graveyard scene, Ivy - Halloween Designs , Holly 8S - Skull, Ayla 7S - Ink and paint hand, Millie 8S - Crime scene, Alfie 7S - Halloween cats.
Year 8 Pupils Oct 23
Year 8 has been focusing on 'value': how to create a sense of depth and luminosity in a work of art, and composition: how artists might consider placement of subject or objects within a work of art.
Year 8 Art Values
Year 7 pupils June 23
As part of activity week, local Potter Kim Burchill has been working with year 7 pupils to create ceramics for the wall of their ‘ maple quad’. Inspired by the maple tree and using its leaves as templates all pupils have created a leaf which will be used as part of a group piece of art work to be put up later once the pieces has been glazed and fired.
Year 6 Pupils April 23
Year 6 pupils designing art work with artist Mel Day to be sold to raise money for for the counselling charity We Hear You (WHY) Work was exhibited at the Silk Mill in the ‘6x6 community’ exhibition.
Silk Mill Community Exhibition
We wanted to say a huge thank you to the Oakfield students, teachers and families for their involvement with the 6x6 exhibition last month! Laura Holden Manager of the Why Gallery.
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.
FLG Bags July 22
FLG Advent calenders June 22
FLG pastel drawings Jan 21
Hauser and Wirth Gallery art workshop 2019
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