Art at King's seeks to inspire and nurture creativity through exciting projects, exhibitions, workshops, trips and lectures. We encourage pupils to explore and experiment with media to grow in confidence and ambition through their work. Fine art is the foundation of the department, and we develop traditional skills of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and textiles alongside contemporary media such as digital photography, film and IT. Pupils are supported to find their strengths, and develop artistic skills to express themselves.
The art school houses its own gallery and we regularly welcome visiting artists to exhibit and discuss their work with pupils. This provides a very valuable opportunity for all pupils to see and learn about contemporary art. In addition, there are regular exhibitions of pupil work throughout the school and all ages have their work displayed. Study visits are organised to support the curriculum and enrich pupils' experiences.
The department occupies a unique building, and studio spaces are spread over four floors. Specialist facilities are available for drawing, painting, printmaking (intaglio, relief and screen), photography (including a darkroom and digital facilities), ceramics, textiles and sculpture.