At Hewett Academy we believe in the power of the Creative Arts for the professional and personal development of our students.
At Hewett Academy we understand that creative thinking is part of a set of highly desirable skills and qualities sought by employers such as entrepreneurship, adaptability, innovation, problem-solving, curiosity, imagination and vision.
Students are allocated a significant proportion of learning time to creative endeavours, with students taking two hours of Art, one hour of Graphics and one hour of Textiles each week in addition to a rotation of Food Technology and Drama in our very own specialist theatre.
We ensure that students have access to a full range of facilties and equipment including a 3D printer, vacuum former, digital drawing tablets, 3D pens, sewing machines and digital cameras. Students also have the use of computers with the full Adobe Creative Suite, dark rooms for photograph development, a photographic studio, a theatre and a professional kitchen. Students are provided with an artist studio space and toolbox, stocked with a range of art supplies.
Every student at Hewett Academy will visit an art gallery and museum at every stage of their education, enabling them to visualise creative outcomes in situ. Our Creative Faculty participates in a number of local and national initiatives and competitions with regular successful acknowledgement and recognition for Hewett Academy students.
Working closely with Norwich University of the Arts and The Sainsbury’s Centre, students are encouraged to participate in a range of exciting workshops and opportunities. Recent highlights include working with Norwich Puppet Theatre, a large number of awards and prizes to Hewett students on Manga Day with University of East Anglia, collaborative art work displayed at The Forum with Young Norfolk Arts, and four student’s artwork selected to exhibit in the Young Artist’s Summer Show at The Royal Academy of Arts in London.