The study of Art provides cultural understanding, creative and practical responses and inspires personal expression. The Art department promotes imaginative risk taking to provide solutions to our material, emotional, social and virtual worlds. “Creativity takes courage” – these beautiful words of Henri Matisse ring true for every artist.
A high-quality art education at Hayle Academy engages, inspires and challenges students, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art and design. As students make progress, they are able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of the many disciplines within art and design and how they both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. This knowledge will enable students to contribute as confident citizens and future professionals to the culture, creativity, economic success and emotional well- being of our society within both national and global contexts.
The repeat concepts for Art are:
At Hayle Academy, we provide a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities within the Art Department. The opportunities include:
- After school clubs for KS3 and KS4 students.
- Projects with both local art galleries and the Arts Council. We are involved in competitions with local galleries in order to encourage and support student’s extracurricular opportunities. An example of this is the Newlyn art gallery young Peoples art prize. The St Ives school of painting Culture Camp project for PP students and also the Crafts council Make Your Future project which focuses on hands-on craft skills.
- Half term workshops aimed at Pupil Premium students with a focus on visiting local galleries and working with local artists.
- Trips to inspiring locations/events both within and outside the county. Locations have included Porthmeor studios, The Tate Gallery, The Exchange Gallery, The Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, Newlyn Art Exchange, The Southbank Arts Centre, Falmouth University and Cornwall College.
These extra opportunities enable students to develop their own skills and embrace new challenges within a supportive environment, that introduces them to Art in the wider community.