Sustainability in Art

The Art department is acutely aware of the need to educate our pupils about the Environment and we are actively and increasingly engaged in developing an awareness and appreciation of issues such as Conservation, Sustainability and Innovation through a range of approaches. Our aim as a department is to be a beacon of good practice for our community and to inspire positive sustainable behaviour, not just through our teaching but also through our management and engagement with local communities.

Teaching

  • Binbag art – Joshua Allen Harris
    Link: YouTube clip
  • ‘Art from Waste’ Projects – Junk Art/Art Povera, Tony Cragg, Antony Gormley Link: BBC News
  • Environment Prayer Wheels
  • Treemen – Ephemeral Arthur Rackham sculptures Kite Making Project

Outreach

  • Beaford Arts G&T Courses
    Link: Beaford Arts
  • Halden Forest Experience (yr9 Field Day trip)
    Link: CCANW
  • Big Hand Little Hand Projects (Devon Guild of Artists – Bovey Tracey)
    Link: Crafts
  • Broomhill Sculpture Trail (yr7 trip)
  • Landscape Photography/Painting Kilve Trip

Management

Use of materials – recycle canvas, packaging for palettes, recycled newspaper and cardboard, acrylic not oil based paints, local suppliers. Trips limited/local/ trains/ coaches. Bring artists to Blundell’s. Energy saving in Art dept – Computer switch off timers, lights off, heating? Colour coded bins –waste/recycling. Handbook – digital not paper, plants in the classroom.