PUPILS returning to a South Derbyshire preparatory school will be enjoying their art lessons in a new block created as the final phase of the school’s £6m Quad development.
The new department at Foremarke Hall school boasts a range of facilities and features that the independent school says ‘make it a work of art in its own right’.
It has been built with a raised lantern roof section to maximise the natural daylight and benefits from a range of other features including special lighting throughout to provide it with a natural daylight effect, increased floor area and purpose-built workstations made of solid beech.
The school’s maintenance team has created bespoke tables to match the workstations.
A separate space for pottery with a purpose-built damp room and designated kiln room has also been included in the new department.
These provide the ceramics department in which pupils will be able to create slab and coil pottery.
Sue Tucker, head of art at Foremarke Hall, said: “Looking out of the new art block windows at our staggeringly beautiful grounds whatever time of year, will inspire our pupils to get creative and enjoy this amazing facility.
“It has the kind of facilities that professional artists dream of and nobody can fail to be impressed.
“I am thrilled to have this wonderful space to work in and the children will love it.”
The new art department is part of the a development which also houses a range of subjects including the languages department, English and humanities.