The Art Department at Wrekin is lively, vibrant and highly successful. It occupies a purpose-built building overlooking the school’s beautiful playing fields, which provide an attractive backdrop and a ready-made landscape for our young artists to capture. The department has a 3D and Ceramics Studio with three kilns and a spray booth, a general-purpose studio and three large Sixth Form areas, equipped with iMacs to encourage pupils to explore the possibilities of digital art. Some of the best pieces regularly end up on the Headmaster’s study walls, where they can be admired by all our visitors.
Design and Technology also flourishes at Wrekin, with the annual GCSE and A Level shows celebrating the best of our pupils’ attractive, innovative – and useful! – creations. The Design studios are centrally-placed and well-equipped, and collaboration between the Art and Design departments on trips and other activities provides a substantial benefit to pupils.
The Art and Design studios are open outside lesson times so pupils can pursue their projects in their own time. Both subjects are popular choices at GCSE and A level, and the departments’ Saturday morning activities are also enthusiastically taken up by pupils of all ages.
Please visit the Art section under Academic for more information on the curriculum.