At King’s House School, art is an integral part of a well-rounded education and all pupils are given the opportunity to develop their creativity. There is a strong emphasis on experimentation, critical thinking and problem solving and all units are contextualised in art history.
Pupils are offered a rich and varied curriculum, exploring ceramics, printmaking, sculpture and mixed media, as well as drawing and painting within a fully equipped, dedicated art room. Digital media is also taught, enabling them to create work using graphic software.
Pupils learn about artists, art movements and practices from a diverse range of cultures and histories and art is seen as an invaluable way to engage with the world around them.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
Outside the timetable, pupils have the chance to attend art clubs, workshops and a variety of trips. Throughout the year, there are also opportunities to celebrate their work with whole school exhibitions and art competitions.
Various trips are organised throughout the year, such as botanical drawing workshops at Kew Gardens and landscape drawing at Richmond’s Terrace Gardens.
We are proud of the number of boys who have achieved art scholarships to senior schools in recent years.