Arts education in school can provide a key to unlock children’s imagination and creative abilities. Pupils explore the visual, tactile and sensory qualities of materials and processes.
This artistic education allows them to learn about the role of art, craft and design in their environment, which helps them to become more confident in communicating what they feel. Using the basic art techniques learned in school, pupils have opportunities to visit galleries for tours and workshops.
This artistic education includes music and drama opportunities which are available to students through visits to our senior department’s creative art room and school productions.
Children have an opportunity to perform in whole school plays which usually have a strong musical framework.
Our Art course has been designed to encourage students to have a broad, imaginative approach to their work, whilst following the guidelines established in the National Curriculum.
They will examine perspective, colour and theory 3D and 2D form, texture, pattern, light and shade, working with a wide range of materials, tools and techniques. There is a strong emphasis on teaching of basic drawing skills in the first term of each year, and throughout the course students will look at the work of artists, craft-workers and designers to inform and enrich their own work.