The study of Art and Design enables children to develop their creativity and stimulate their intellect and imagination. They learn to appreciate how art shapes history and culture through the study of different techniques and works by great artists.
Art and Design encompasses many disciplines such as ceramics, graphic computer art, fine art painting, 3D mixed media and Design Technology. A strong emphasis is placed on observational drawing and working from primary sources from the Early Years right through to Year Six.
All Art lessons are taught in our large, purpose-built art studio, which benefits from high ceilings and excellent light. In addition to the work in the classroom, pupils visit art galleries to support and reinforce their learning and enjoyment of Art. Pupils have created art work that has been displayed in the local community, such as designs for local police charities and anti-litter posters for Ravenscourt Park.
In addition to the work covered within the curriculum, pupils take part in whole school art projects as part of our Themed Weeks and for other special occasions, such as our 25th Anniversary mosaic. The Art Department also runs a number of extra-curricular clubs, including a ceramics club where pupils can experience professional results and techniques, and fire their clay work in our in-house kiln.