Art is a core part of a Hampton Court House education. Our junior section art classes are full of fun and excitement. In our senior section standards are high and some students go beyond GCSE to follow A Level courses. We have recently opened an extension to the art studios in the stable courtyard.
All pupils are taught the techniques of mixing colours, perspective and how to handle a wide range of materials. Pupils are encouraged to talk about their own and their peers’ work, as well as that of artists from diverse cultures and periods.
Pupils study genres such as still life, interiors and landscapes, self-portraits and the depiction of classical myth. Formal exercises in perspective and angles complement the free spirit in each child.
Children are brought face to face with works of art through books and museums and also through an ongoing process of occasional loans from generous private collectors.
In addition to the timetabled art lessons, there are after-school art activities for those who are particularly keen. Children’s work is regularly entered for local and national competitions.