At Brian Jackson College our pupils have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of creative projects all of which are tailored around their interest, needs and confidence levels. We have pupils who take a strong dis-liking to Art, however projects themes are easily adapted to include their areas of interest; before they realise it, they have produced art pieces that they can take great pride in.
We find that the Art lessons aren’t always about the subject but about the space to have the freedom to express, discuss, create and be calm which may seem like Art Therapy lessons for some.
Recent large projects have included:
- Collaborating with Huddersfield Art Society where our pupils had the opportunity to exhibit their ‘Save the Rainforest’ art pieces in Queensgate Market
- Pupils designed and developed a kaleidoscope of mirrors and lights for the Heckmondwike Christmas lights and were involved in the light installation and switch on
- Designing a ‘Legacy Wall’ in the style of Pop-Art/Graffiti similar to work by the artist Keith Haring. This work decorates our stairwell where the pupils have made their stamp on the college. The wall is to celebrate ‘togetherness’ where differences are respected and accepted; the project aimed to develop teamwork, confidence, creativity and