Welcome to the OMS Art Department homepage! Here you will find a summary of what your children will experience in Art during their time with us and also links to many galleries that showcase their exciting artwork. Click HERE to go straight to the Gallery Links Page!
Over a few years the Art Department has also been engaged in some very ambitious and collaborative large scale artworks. Click here to see an archive of some O.M.S.’s large scale artwork projects!
I have specifically designed the Art experience at OMS to progressively build upon what I consider essential, core skills. These hopefully provide a strong foundation from which pupils can further develop their art-making at High school and also help them with visual aspects of presentation throughout the broader curriculum. The core art skills studied and practised throughout the four years at OMS are as follows:
Working from the above framework, the following diagrams detail how the pupils’ work develops in each ‘core skill’ as they progress from Year 5, eventually to Year 8. Every year, the complexity of each composition is increased and becomes more challenging (building upon the pupils’ experiences from the previous year(s)).
In addition to the core skills explored above, the pupils will also create artworks that are independent of them. I have called these ‘tasters’ as they allow the pupils the opportunity to sample new techniques that can stand in isolation to the main scheme. Ultimately in Art these are important experiences as they contain the potential to engage a pupil and inform their future art-making. Sadly limited curriculum time does not allow for every strand or technique to be followed throughout each year group.