Art is a hugely important area of the curriculum and it fits very neatly alongside the boys’ other creative studies. Studying art stimulates creativity and imagination and provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences with which pupils can recognise and develop their unique way of understanding and responding to the world. They learn to make informed value judgements and to appreciate aspects of cultures very different from their own.
A visiting specialist teacher delivers the curriculum in the art studio and each class has weekly lessons. Activities include a broad range of topics, 2D and 3D themes, motifs, experiences, elements and procedures. Sequenced lessons aim to help pupils make consistent progress and to maximise their potential within the allocated time. Just as important, however, is that the studio is open all hours and boys who are keen are encouraged to make use of the facility during their free time.