Art and Design
At Milbourne Lodge we believe that Art and Design is a very important component of a balanced and rounded education. We are committed to helping our boys and girls experience, value and enjoy Art, Craft and Design as a means of communication and creative expression.
All pupils are taught Art and Design through a broad and challenging programme of study which strikes a balance between theory and practice. An interest in culture, history and traditions of art is also strongly encouraged.
National Art competitions, in two and three dimensions, are frequently entered by all the pupils with much success. Scholarship Art is taught outside the timetable and these pupils will develop their own course of study which will be presented in an individual portfolio of work for their chosen senior school.
There are strong links between the Art and ICT departments at Milbourne Lodge. Numerous joint projects in Art and ICT have been undertaken, for all ages, providing exciting and new techniques such as animation, film making and design media.
One of the highlights in the past couple of years has ben the creation of our Centenary Potager Garden which work began on in 2012. The children were instrumental in the design and building of the garden and in it have grown a variety of flowers and vegetables, including salad leaves for popular lunchtime salad bars. The project has encouraged pupils not only to design, cultivate and care for the garden but also to document their work using sketches, paintings, photographs, time-lapse photography and film making as well as a variety of other IT related projects.
RECENT AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS IN NATIONAL COMPETITIONS
2013 Stewart Garden Schools Campaign
2012 Royal Horticultural Society "Campaign for School Gardening"
Benchmark 1,2,3,4,5 Awards
Alan Titchmarsh Award
2011 The Saatchi Gallery 'Sculpture At School' Prize
Overall International Winner and Overall Schools Prize
2011 The National Gallery 'Take One Picture' Exhibition, Verrocchio "Tobias and the Angel"
Group work on visual impairment theme selected for exhibition in the gallery
2009 The National Gallery 'Take One Picture' Exhibition, Renoir "The Umbrellas"
Twelve pupils' works and group animation selected for exhibition in the gallery
2009 Awarded Apple Inc. sponsorship for Art and ICT project.
Art & ICT Departments made 'Regional Training Centre' by Apple Inc
2009 'Sculpture4Kids' Competition
Silver School Award