Artat Blundell's

Aims and Values

Welcome! The Art Department is committed to providing a broad, balanced and inclusive approach to Art and Design. Our aims are to enable our students to:-

  • Pupils workingCelebrate their creativity and self-expression.
  • Develop enquiring minds about images and artefacts which are part of historical and contemporary society.
  • Collect and organise visual information for a variety of purposes using sketchbooks effectively.
  • Develop a range of practical skills in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography and mixed media.
  • Explore and experiment with ideas and materials in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Gain confidence in their ability to make informed choices and to adapt and refine their work as it progresses.
  • Express opinions on and critically evaluate their own work.
  • Express opinions and ideas about the world around them and to understand the role of Art in society and how it is used to inform and shape environments.
  • Appreciate other cultures’ values and beliefs.
  • Have fun!

Link: Why Study Art?

Whole School Travel Photography Competition 2017/18

The student winner of the 2017/18 Travel Photography Competition was Poppy Davenport from NC with her atmospheric black and white image. The Staff winner was Dr Ratcliffe with his portrait.

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There were many entries showing inspiring skill and creativity in composition and lighting. Congratulations to all who took part.

Art Highlights 2017-18

Highlights

  • Year 10 Artist workshops at RHS Rosemoor (with Elephant Print Workshop and Artist Caroline Preston).
  • Prep School Creative Arts Morning, Year 6 experiencing the broad range of Art Department experiences with Senior teachers.
  • Royal Academy Life Drawing Outreach Workshop with invited guests from both West Buckland and Exeter College A Level students.
  • "Blundell's at the Zoo" joint SAS Art and Prep Art exhibition in support of the Music Concert at Exeter University Great Hall.
  • The biggest and most successful Art Celebration Evening to date showcasing highly innovative and individual coursework and examination pieces from all our GCSE and A Level students.
  • Four enrichment (Roots and Wings) workshops with Artist Belinda Reynell (Years 7 and 8).
  • Falmouth University tailored Open Day for the Creative Arts.
  • The Travel Photography Competition.
  • OB workshops for A Level Students in Portraiture by Tobias Francis.
  • The rolling out of new professional displays for student Artwork across the school campus.

Galleries

Junior Art

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Senior Art: GCSE/A Level Fine Art and Photography

Year 12 Examples – Year 1 of A Level Course

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Year 13 Examples – Year 2 of A Level Course

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Why Study A Level Art?

See why here: