As a specialist school for pupils with Autism we use The Arts as a motivator to enable our pupils to increase their confidence and strive for independence as well as being a tool to aid in the development of communication and self-expression. We have high expectations and focus on a 'can do' approach which highlights what pupils can do rather than what they find difficult. Not only do we celebrate the finished product but more importantly the process and learning which has been involved in reaching the end result which will hopefully develop self-occupancy skills and interests for adult life. Apart for the visual aspects of our Art sessions pupils are encouraged to explore the sensory aspect by using lots of different methods and materials such as glue, nail varnish, flour, cling film to name a few.
Our panel of art experts have selected their top three artworks from each school and public voting was open from 28th March-28th April 2020. The winners can be now be seen below!
Due to the current coronavirus situation, details of the exhibition for the first-placed entry from each school will be announced as soon as possible.
46 x 46cm, Paint, flour
Through the microscope
47 x 37cm, Nail varnish, marbling inks on water
Style of Jackson Pollock
37 x 37cm, Paint on a tile
38 x 32cm, Paint with cling film
37 x 26cm, Paint printed with bottle top
67 x 51cm, Flour, paint, glue, ink
46 x 34cm, Paint, flour
34 x 30cm, Marbling ink, Indian ink