Specialist Art Group
Art Scholarships require a dedicated approach and a clear passion and appreciation for Art. Over the course of a year, pupils will start as 'Art Specialists', working towards building up an enhanced portfolio, demonstrating research, investigation, development of ideas, connections between their own work and that of other artists and art movements; finalizing in an outcome reflective of this journey.
Pupils attend a weekly scholarship group and are set three main projects; an accompanying sketchbook is produced for each theme. A range of topics and techniques are covered and a wide range of media experienced both in 2D and 3D. A vast proportion of the work is completed independently and past candidates, successful at scholarship level have undertaken separate projects and maintained journals of their own volition.
Candidates are assessed and those that go forward to the interview process are encouraged to visit museums and galleries to support their studies, this is in addition to trips made with the school. A great deal of work is involved in the Art Scholarship and this is more than equalled with the amount of pleasure derived from the whole experience.