The Department believes that art is a form of communication: that it is a means of expression, aesthetic experience and problem solving. Throughout all year groups, our aim is to encourage, stimulate and develop the pupils through personal expression, imagination, conceptual thinking and practical skill. Regular excursions are arranged with the goal of developing the students’ artistic appreciation.
Our dedicated teaching staff includes our own Artist-in-Residence and a Technician whose expertise includes experience in drawing and painting, printmaking, sculpture, black and white photography, digital photography, textiles, computer-aided design and video art.
Art is also offered as an after school activity and on Saturday mornings, and life drawing classes are held regularly to enable students to develop their technique.
Each year the Department showcases the work of its young artists by staging two well attended public shows, one displaying the work of IB students and the other featuring pieces by GCSE candidates and those in younger age groups.