Why Study Art?
The Art department forms the visual heart of King's Hall School, where children are encouraged to think creatively and imaginatively, to develop enquiring minds, and to work with a wide range of media and equipment to create 2D and 3D, as well as digital and computer manipulated projects.
Pupils are given the opportunity to explore an exciting and varied curriculum which embraces, amongst many topics, cultural and identity themes. It is underpinned by contextual studies, exploring artists, craftspeople and designers from a broad spectrum of art movements, enabling pupils to make informed judgements between their own work and that of others.
The Art Room
The Art Room also welcomes children to enjoy a multitude of extra-curricular activities, holding weekly Art Clubs for both juniors and seniors and ensuring that all age ranges and abilities are enabled to pursue individual passions and talents. From drawing, painting, papier maché and murals to scenery painting for school productions, the Art Room is a constant hive of activity.
Art is a whole school experience and we often work together with the Pre-Prep and King's College on a major theme, especially during the annual national 'Big Draw' event.
Art Scholarship candidates work towards producing a portfolio comprising three major pieces, experience art first hand through trips to major Museums and Galleries and gain a heightened understanding of techniques and processes. A pleasing number of our pupils are awarded Art Scholarships at senior schools.
As we are proud of our pupils' successes, we enjoy the opportunity to showcase their achievements throughout the school in permanent displays. Our ultimate aim is to ensure that Art is enjoyable, accessible and allows pupils to reach their full potential.