All class teachers and assistants deliver Art to their classes in regular timetabled lessons as well as in cross-curricular work.
Pupil’s work is exhibited with pride in classroom and corridor displays, as well as on the digital display screen in the school entrance. Visitors are impressed by the vibrant Artwork on display. A great variety of Art methods and materials are used to ensure that all pupils can get a 'hands on' approach.
Pupils have also exhibited their work outside of school in local libraries. In Summer 2015 we were one of the many Birmingham schools who participated in the ‘Big Hoot’ sculpture trail, to help raise funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Victoria pupils created ‘Tactowl’ which was exhibited in the Lickey Hills Visitor Centre, and is now a welcoming feature in Victoria School Entrance.
Arts College funding in past years enabled us to work with a great number of Artists in residence to bring new skills and inspiration to pupils and staff.
We now continue to work regularly with a number of Artists such as textile artists Angela Connors, Toni Burrows, and Sally Harper, and with Jim Morris on outdoor murals, masks, and puppet making. Art work at Victoria is also enhanced through our work with local Art graduates and students.
Through extensive fundraising we have also developed an outdoor sculpture trail, within the school grounds in our ‘Greenspaces’. We have commissioned artists to create sculptures, and pupils have worked with artists and willow crafters to create willow sculptures. See our Wheelchair Sculpture Trail page below for pictures and more information.
Regular after school art activities are available to pupils who attend the after school Club Vic.
We have a range of equipment to support the arts including a glass kiln, potter’s wheel, clay, tools and other central Art supplies.
We also maintain a stock of specialist Art and Craft equipment, a dye-sub printing system for printing onto T-shirts and other materials, an A3 photo printer, A3 laminator, and a die-cut system.
Awards and Accreditation
Each year groups of pupils achieve Arts Awards at the three levels; ‘Discover’, ‘Explore’, and ‘Bronze’.