art

A picture is a poem without words - Horace

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The Art department is run by three outstanding specialist staff

They all have the ability to energise and inspire children with the same passion for art as has inspired them. Each child does at least one hour of art a week and they cover a range of disciplines from drawing, painting and printing to sculpture.
The children’s artwork is displayed on every available wall and window ledge around the school.

Art clubs and workshops galore

There are two invitational drawing clubs for both the Lower and Upper School aimed at extending children who show potential, as well as an Arts and Crafts club which is open to all.
In addition to this, the school invites visiting artists to come and talk to the children about their practice and to run workshops. In recent years we have had a brilliant success rate with talented children achieving Art Scholarships for their future schools.

numerous VISITS TO MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONs THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR

Children’s artwork is entered into competitions, providing the opportunity to see selected artworks exhibited in some wonderful spaces, such as the Royal College of Art and Saatchi Gallery.
We have close links with galleries and arrange regular trips for the children to be exposed to traditional and contemporary exhibitions. World Arts Day is held in school biannually and is a wonderful celebration of all things artistic.
Original artwork hangs in every classroom and every corridor. We believe this immersion in Art feeds the children’s imagination and senses.

the art box

Every week we commend artistic achievements of children by awarding an Art of the Week certificate in assembly. There is also an Art Box in the school newsletter with any exciting announcements about children’s artwork, upcoming exhibitions and our half termly photography competitions.
Overall it is a thriving department and the children are encouraged to explore, experiment and expand their knowledge and ability through a practical experience.

World Arts' Day

Celebrated across the School with total staff and pupil involvement.

Thirty-five different cultural workshops taking place at any one time. This year we celebrated the Day the Green Way with junk orchestra, stop-motion animation, coral making, planet poetry, recycled sculpture and a ‘Wishing Tree’ with inspiring wishes for our planet written by the children. Children learnt Scottish Reeling and participated in a recycled fashion show.

CHILDREN’S ARTWORK EXHIBITED AT ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, THE SAATCHI GALLERY AND OTHERS

Each child enters a piece of artwork into the Royal College of Art Young Art Competition, all in aid of Cancer Research. Artwork is judged, prizes are won and the winning art from each age group exhibited.

The RBKC Schools’ Art Competition Art on Show receives artwork entries from our children, which are exhibited at Leighton House Museum.

Garden House have hosted a number of exhibitions of the children’s art at the Saatchi Gallery.

Performing Arts

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