Devon Hospitals Short Stay School

Art and Design

Art can be described as visual emotion. It is mysterious and personal to the artist and it certainly doesn’t have to look like anything in particular or be judged by anybody as ‘good’.

 ‘What is it meant to be?’ is not a question you will hear at DHSSS!

We support our students to become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art techniques, and encourage them to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art. 

An artistic education also involves learning about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understanding the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Art at DHSSS encourages students’ creative and imaginative talent and enables students to share experiences and convey sentiments. It can provide solace and understanding, help in the journey to wellness, or be the beginning of a lovely lifelong hobby. We follow the students’ own home-school curriculum where provided.

Students may structure their art around a personalised skills curriculum, or their project work may follow an artist or a genre of interest. We use a wide range of media for practical sessions and visit RAMM for inspiration. Our students create fabulous works of art that they are proud of and some can be seen framed and hung on our Outreach Centre walls.