Experience the difference


In the Art Department, we believe that individual development comes through self-knowledge acquired by imaginative engagement in Art, Design and Craft - applied experience based on direct personal observation. Learning through doing is profoundly important for your progress as a young artist or designer, and you will develop your ability through observational drawing, mixed-media studies, printmaking, painting, three-dimensional design, textiles, and ceramics. 

While we are renowned for our exceptionally high standards, accomplishment is not restricted to the most able artists and designers; we encourage all pupils to desire to flourish. You will be taught by art specialists from P6 upwards, thus enabling strong links between the Prep and Senior curriculum. Throughout the year your art works are exhibited in many parts of the school campus; an Annual Exhibition is also held in June.  Visits to galleries and museums at home and abroad are an important part of your learning. 

Your ever-increasing knowledge and confidence will bring understanding, and with your awareness of contemporary issues and an informed understanding of past and contemporary art, you will thrive.