Specialist Art teaching gives pupils the opportunity to engage in a variety of projects designed to stretch their imaginations and offering experience in a range of media: oil pastel, acrylic and gouache, photography, charcoal, collage, 3D design, pottery, print, batik, and even lighting and digital manipulation. A wide range of subject matter is explored. This ranges from still life to live animals, from landscape to portraiture, and is frequently informed by an exposure to the work of great artists from all eras, adapted to inspire and embolden pupils of all abilities and ages. It is sometimes linked to other areas of the curriculum to consolidate and stimulate understanding of a topic by encouraging individuals to consider their subject from a different angle.
For the children, one of the chief joys is to see their work prominently displayed around the school - in the dining room and corridors and at the annual Summer Art Exhibition which involves every pupil from Year 3 to Year 8.