"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. " - Pablo Picasso
Our Art and Design course provides the opportunity for personal expression, encouraging imagination, sensitivity, conceptual thinking, powers of observation and analytical abilities in practical contexts. Through the individual development of practical skills and the study of artists’ work our courses lead to a fuller understanding of the part played by Art and Design in the history of human development. Widening cultural horizons, enriching the individual’s personal resources and engendering self-awareness are central to our teaching.
The art department encourages the development of literacy skills and where possible makes cross curricular links with other subjects particularly creative writing, music and drama.