An exhibition of original work by students at the Welling School specifically created for the Festival of Blackboards.
The Welling School is a mixed comprehensive school in Bexley, Kent, for pupils aged 11-18. It is a Specialist Visual Arts College, and has an outstanding reputation for its approach to teaching the visual arts, and using art to support learning across the whole curriculum. The school has a contemporary gallery on site, and runs the annual AlTurnative Prize: an art prize for the students.
The art department staff have developed an approach to teaching that enables students to become independent artists: by GCSE level they are pursuing entirely independent projects with a level of skill and conceptual rigour often unheard of at secondary level.
"Our vision is to champion the use of contemporary practice within the visual arts. We aim to encourage in our students an interest in the world around them, a desire to enquire, and the independence to do so. We place emphasis on the question and the questioner. Our principle ambition is to establish an environment in which both students and teachers learn together, seeking new ways of asking questions. We believe that in an increasingly visual world the visual arts should be at the core of a broad and balanced curriculum."
Join Students for a 'crit' discussion of their work on the 19th July at 2pm