Buckler’s Mead Art Department has two large & spacious practical rooms that are fully equipped with ample storage areas. The extensive, colourful and vibrant display areas are updated regularly showing a range of KS3 & KS4 paintings, prints and sculptural work. The department has its own computer suite that all key stage classes can access for class and homework based activities and learn how to use the latest art, photo manipulation and animation programmes. The suite also contains a vast number of books that are used by both staff and pupils.
To our knowledge, Bucklers Mead is one of the last schools in the immediate area to still have its own kiln which gives our pupils the specialist knowledge required to work with such a versatile yet challenging material.
The purpose built dark room has all the equipment required to develop film based and pinhole photography and learn how to create photograms. This facility is available to KS3 & 4 pupils and is very popular with all pupils.
We have a courtyard that both classrooms have access to which is used for stone, wood, plaster carving and welding where we have been fortunate to have worked on projects with some of the communities local artists. As a result of our excellent facilities our pupils receive a broad and varied art experience and many pupils choose to opt for BTEC and GCSE level where our results are always some of the highest within the school.