Art Attack is open to all pupils from 3 to 8 and takes place once a week.
Each week pupils take part in a new activity. So far pupils have constructed key rings with scoubidou bands, created decoupage animals and crafted lanterns for Chinese New Year. Pupils can experiment with and learn different skills throughout these sessions. They are given opportunities to work on their own projects and form new friendships whilst having fun!
Art Masterclass takes place once a week and is open to pupils from Year 5 and above.
This is where pupils can develop their own art portfolio for an Art Scholarship to a senior school or simply develop a passion to build and create.
Pupils are supported to explore their own passions and collect images to work from. Photography is encouraged with pupils building up their own imagery to work from. Observational drawing is encouraged from first hand reference.
Ceramics is available to all pupils at the Prep School.
Here pupils can learn how to coil, slab and make a functional or sculptural object in clay. Throughout the term pupils will learn about different textures and surfaces and painting as well as smoke firing and glazing techniques.
This is an opportunity for children to spend time on individual projects of their choice.
This has included candle making, decorating small boxes using decoupage and designing and making their own pieces of jewellery. It is lovely to see the pupils spending time together, playing music of their choice and chatting, whilst they embark on their own creative ideas.
In sewing club, pupils learn how to hand sew using different stitches to produce a variety of beautiful handmade items.
Some choose to master the fiddly task of sewing in a zip, others have enjoyed trying their hand at embroidery and cross stitch. Children tend to work on one project over the course of a few weeks and realise that a great deal of patience, care and time goes towards producing each item.
The children are also very welcome to work on their own projects with guidance and helpful hints. In the past pupils have created their own zip pencil cases, cushions, stuffed animals and carefully embroidered decorations. Sewing club is a lovely calm and focussed activity that produces some gorgeous results, which the children often keep or give as gifts.