We use Art as a tool to enable students to become more aware of the world around them and build self-confidence and esteem, through communicating ideas and making choices. We follow a therapeutic approach to Art, creating a calm and relaxed environment where each person is encouraged to play, imagine and invent. Students work on a variety of APT awards according to their ability and are supported to participate in both college and local exhibitions.
Students begin by exploring the world of colour and shape. Next they learn how to draw and paint 3D objects using watercolours, oils, and pastels. Other activities include designing and producing hand-bound photograph albums, sculptures, mosaics and stone carvings.
"To apply art to useful wares, in short, is not a frivolity, but a part of the seriouis business of life." - William Morris