Design and Technology is not offered as a stand alone subject at Saint Mary’s Hall, although as part of their Art curriculum students are taught to develop their creativity and imagination by exploring the visual, tactile and sensory qualities of materials and processes. They try out tools and techniques and apply these in designing and making images and artefacts.
Pupils learn about visual and tactile elements, including colour, pattern and texture, line and tone, shape, form and space. St Mary’s Hall students use a range of starting points for their practical work such as themselves, their experiences, stories, natural and made objects and the local environment.
They work on their own, and collaborating with others, on projects in two and three dimensions and on different scales. They also investigate different kinds of art, craft and design in the locality, in original and reproduction form, during visits to museums, galleries and on the internet.